Tag Archive | Muscat
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.
Taking a stroll around the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque in Muscat, it seemed taxing to find a quiet spot without tour groups. Even in the far corners, the guides knew where their group would capture a nice view of the dome atop the mosque. So everywhere we went, a group loomed behind us like a […]
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 […]
There are definitely more than two ways that people can spend their time on a Friday in Muscat, but being the Holy day in the Islamic week, you can bet on your camel's hump that one of them will be time spent in prayer.
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 […]