Charming Muscat: City Tour

On our second day, we took the sightseeing tour offered by the Big Bus Tours. Found this as an easier way to move around following our own pace. We hailed the bus at its first stop in Muttrah Souq from which we headed to our first destination of the day: […]

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Charming Muscat: The Walled City

From Muttrah, we followed the corniche until we reached Kalbuh (or Kalbooh, whatever they wanna call it). Then after a few more strides, we found ourselves in front of a huge gate. Welcome to the Old Muscat! The Muscat Gate looks too new to be the original so I’m guessing it’s a reconstruction […]

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Charming Muscat: Along Muttrah Corniche

When in Muscat, never ever miss the beautiful three-kilometer stretch along the harbor, the Muttrah Corniche. It offers breathtaking views of the Gulf of Oman, the Hajjar Mountains, the traditional Omani architecture, and the lovely fortresses popping out from Muttrah’s skyline. Start your stroll at the northern tip of the […]

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To Muscat by Road

Over the long weekend, I was in Oman, marveling on its capital’s charm and interesting history. Just a neighbor to UAE, Oman is an easy country to visit for it is very accessible through air or land travel. I’ve been to Oman for quite a few times already and most of my trips […]

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(Belated) Happy Birthday, Prophet!

Last Thursday, the 24th of January, we are celebrating Prophet Mohammed’s (PBUH) birthday! (I’m not a Muslim but I got so accustomed to using the Peace-be-upon-him phrase after his name) Note that it’s a lunar holiday so it changes every year. It was declared a public holiday giving us a […]

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Musandam Weekend 2/2

After the 5-hour cruise, our shuttle took us to Golden Tulip Hotel Dibba, about 20 to 30 minutes travel from the port by foot; and I think, the only hotel on this side of Oman. The architecture of the hotel is pretty good but looks a little questionable for a […]

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Musandam Weekend 1/2

Last weekend we finally redeemed the voucher we bought for a drive-and-cruise-plus-overnight-stay in Musandam, Oman. Of course this is another weekend extravagance brought to us by Cobone (yikes I think I should be paid for plugging you guys!) in partnership with Al Mariah Travel. My boyfriend and I were both […]

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