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Desert Safari: Wahiba Sands and Wadi Bani Khalid from Muscat
"Depart from Muscat in the morning in a 4 wheel drive via Fanjah. Travel through Sumail Gap to observe the village life in Rawdah and Al Akhdar. The tour moves to Wadi Bani Khalid a picturesque mountain village renowned for its wadis and rocky canyons complete with massive boulders and cliffs. The turquoise pools that lie in between the canyon’s large rocks and caves offer a fascinating place with stunning view and perfect for a long swim. Enjoy a picnic lunch. The subsequent part of the tour move crossing miles of golden dunes the wilderness of Sharqiyah home to the nomadic Bedouins for centuries. Visit to a Bedouin family where you can buy local handicrafts and enjoy a camel ride (at an extra cost payable directly). Enjoy the adventurous dune bashing and a camel ride. The tour leaves from the Desert to
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"Private Inspiring Interior Tour of Nizwa Souq and Fort
Inspiring Interior"You will be picked up from your hotel residence or Muscat International Airport at 08:30am to board the saloon car and start your journey back in time to the Sumail Gap that divides the Western and Eastern Hajars. En route you will get a spectacular view of the mountains. Continue onto the O Nizwa famous for its silver souq and a big round fort. After visiting the souq and the fort you move to Bahla for a photo opportunity at the huge fort. Bahla is also known as the pottery capital of Oman and because of its cultural value Bahla is placed in the UNESCO’s list of heritage monuments. Lunch will be in a local restaurant. After lunch the next visit is to Jabrin fort
From $415.00
 
Desert Safari to Wahiba Sands and Wadi Bani Khalid from Muscat
"At 08:30 am you will be picked up from your hotel or residence in Muscat city. Board your 4x4 and head towards Fanjah where you stop at the roadside to take photos of an abandoned village. You then make a turn near Bidbid which continues on the route to Ibra. Visit the ruins of an abandoned village at Al Mansfah near Ibra. Much of the charm and character of this old mer known as the lost Shangri-La. Reach the magnificent Wadi the pools are cool deep and absolutely stunning surrounded by palm trees and vast orangey-red rocky outcrops with silky water. After spending some time there
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Blue skies, and HOT!!

I arrived in Oman at the end of August, and will never forget the heat. On leaving the aircraft, I can only describe the heat as like putting your head next to an oven door and then opening it! After...
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My Omani Students

I went to Oman in 1975 to work in the Force Headquarters at Bait al-Falaj but something went wrong and I ended up in Muaskar al-Murtafa'a near Seeb as the Force Clerical Training Instructor. With no...
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Sightseeing

Sightseeing is obviously the most important activity for anyone wishing to visit Oman. The problem is that there are just so many wonderful places to visit. My advice would be to try and find an Omani...
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Muscat in 1976

This photo shows, in the top left corner, the old Jalali Fort, which used to be a prison. Slightly to the right, and looking like trumpets standing on end, is the magnificent Royal Palace. Enlarge the...
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Mar 13, 2004

Jebel Ahkdar

Leave the tarmac roads and cities behind you, and explore the interior regions, especially the Jebel Akhdar (Green Mountain). At any time of the year this is a most beautiful region My fondest memory...
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Mar 13, 2004

Trekking

TrekkingOne of the most popular treks in Oman is the 'Jebel Shams Rim Walk'. Jebel Shams, or the Mountain of the Sun, is the highest mountain in Oman, standing at 3075m.The trek starts at the village...
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Mar 07, 2004
 
 
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Guide Books

Buy yourself a good guide book. I bought a great paperback by Diana Darke entitled: Discovery Guide to Oman, published by IMMEL Publishing, and available from Amazon.com, amongst others. It is an easy...
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Feb 04, 2004

Muscat, exhibition contest drawings

Because of the week of the traffic there was also a contest of drawings.In the shopping mall we had a look at the results, presented in an exhibition. There were a lot of other visitors.I liked the...
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sachara
Dec 14, 2003

Muscat, exhibition of numberplates

Because of the week of the traffic there was an exhibition of numberplatesin one of the shopping mall we visited.Our driver explained us the meaning of the different identification plates, becasue...
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sachara
Dec 14, 2003

Muscat, radio interview

Also the press was present in the shopping mall during the festivities of the ''week of the traffic''.The reporter of the local radiostation made a interview with someboby of the ministry. They told...
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sachara
Dec 14, 2003

Muscat, week of the traffic

In the shopping mall, where we heard the bag-pipe music, were some festivities because of the ''week of the traffic''.We saw a lot of officials of the ministry of traffic. Like legally is required,...
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sachara
Dec 14, 2003

Muscat, ice-skating and bagpipes

In greater Muscat we not only visited the older parts and museums, but we also went to some modern shopping malls. We even visited an ice-skating hall, the coolest place in town ! In one of the...
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sachara
Dec 14, 2003

geography

Oman extends from the northern fijords of the Musandam peninsula to the annually green Dhofar region in the south.Most of the population is based on the Batinah coast, a semifertile plain running from...
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TomorrowsAngel
Aug 09, 2003

The Souk

Wander through the souk in Muscat. There is so much to see and so much to buy. We were very disappointed in Salalah. We tended to agree with one of the shipboard personnel who told us that the...
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seagoingJLW
Feb 16, 2003

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Muttrah Souq

Muttrah Souq, the oldest marketplace in Muscat, is a place to visit for shopping. The covered bazaar consists of many shops and stalls selling souvenirs, clothes, silverwear and goldwear, spices, etc....
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Old Town

iIf it is not too hot, it is nice to walk from Mutrah along the coastal road to the old town of Muscat with the Sultans Palace, some museums and some Portugese fortifications, about 3 kilometer....
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Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque

If you take the Expressway from the airport towards the city you'll travel past the Grand Mosque completed in 2001,for the 30th year as Head of State for his Majesty the Sultan Qaboos. It should...
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Shatti el-Qurm

Shatti Al Qurum Beach is located at the heart of Muscat's beachfront tourist zone. It is perfectly suited for out-of-town visitors when staying in Muscat. It was the first spot to visit and take a...
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The Corniche - Muttrah

Corniche means something like "chopped out of rock". It is a reasonable name since Mutrah looks like it has been chopped out of the rocky landscape. Mutrah Corniche has a sea front promenade with a...
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Al Alam Palace

WE went to see the palace that had been built for an international gathering. Since then, I believe , it has become a public area and hotel, The tiles and greenery are beautiful, and the sheltered...
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