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Muscat Royal Opera House

Muscat Royal Opera House The Royal Opera House in Muscat (دار الأوبرا السلطانية) was the first Opera to be built on the Arabian Peninsula. Sultan Qaboos of Oman is a big opera lover, and the Auditorium he built to introduce the Omani nation to Opera is indeed magnificently Royal. ...

Shuwa- Oman Food, Would you eat an Ox head? We did!!!

An Unexpected Invitation for Oman food on Eid While we were living in Oman I ran a thriving business as a wedding photographer.  One day I received an unusual request from a journalist from the UAE. Would I provide photos to illustrate her article on the Eid Al Adha celebrations in a...

Things to do in Oman with Kids or Without

Explore Muscat If you know the Middle East and the Arabian love of building skyscrapers in the desert, then Muscat may come as a surprise to you or a delight.  There is only one building in the whole city of more than nine stories. As if in penance for its 14 storey faux-pas, the...

Misfat-al-Abriyeen oasis in Oman, oasis in the mountains

Misfat al Abriyeen

    Misfat Al Abriyeen is a tiny hill village, high in the Hajar Mountains. It is one of the oldest and prettiest settlements in Oman.  Mountain springs provide water for verdant agricultural terraces growing dates and bananas. This land of shade and greenery is in sharp...

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10 Things To Do And See In Muscat

If you planning holidays in Oman you most likely start or finish your journey in Muscat. And once you are there here is top 10 things to do and see in Muscat. After you spend a few days in the capital rent 4×4 and go to see the desert. Have a swim in Wadi Shab, go and see the turtles...

Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, one of the entrances - the travelling twins

Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque

Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque In Europe, you go to churches which are old. They have splendour, history and a soul. In Arabic countries, or at least in Oman, old mosques are small and are nothing to look at – they have one goal. They are places to pray, as they should be in my opinion...

Turtles in Oman – Ras al Jinz

Turtles in Oman The coast of Oman is birthplace to most of the world population of giant green turtles. There are five kinds of turtles in Oman – Green Turtle, Loggerhead Turtle, Hawksbill Turtle, and the Olive Turtle At Ras al Jinz, some way along the coastline from Sur and 3 hours...

Camel Beauty

Camel Beauty Competition Oman Muscat in Oman has been hosting a “Camel Beauty Competition”. I had never heard about anything like that before. Most probably because I don’t consider the camel to be a thing of beauty, though the girls think they are cute.   Camel Beauty...

Back home

Back Home We are back home after travelling for almost eighteen months and a few days ago, I met my friend. We hadn’t seen each other for a year or longer. We had been travelling, of course. and she is an oil and gas engineer working on fortnightly or monthly shifts in the desert...