After the sun has gone down and the temperature begins to fall to a level most people can bear, the walkways and parks of Muscat come alive with families. Riyam Park near the Souk in Muttrah is a well visited getaway for after dark picnics, fun fair rides and strolls along the corniche. Advertisements
Oman is not all yellows, browns and greys of the sand and rock – there are splashes of colour everywhere in Muscat's Al Qurum Park.
A short walk along Al Athaiba beach in Muscat brought home the feeling of family. A group of Omanis prepped to play their afternoon game of football on the sand, a father and son played cricket, and a family helped their father clean the fishing boat that had just been pulled back onto the shore. […]
I don't know why I had ended up leaving it so long, but I hadn't visited one of the main landmarks of Muscat – the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque. I can see it from my window, so I'd not an excuse in sight. Well, apart from being busy exploring further afield. I find that we […]
Would you believe it's taken two-and-a-half months for the first rain to fall in Muscat since I arrived? The storm started to brew from about 4pm when I was by the pool and slowly started to blacken the sky. It lasted a good four hours through dusk and into the darkness; that's when the camera […]
Given that I’ve been in country for a couple of weeks (almost), I figured that it was time I travelled somewhere other than work or the supermarket. All plans went awry when I didn’t wake up until 10am! Ho-hum. But I was still determined to get out of the city for just a couple of […]