Tag Archive | Muscat

Muscat at Night

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

Lonely Corridors

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 […]

Colours of Muscat

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.

After a Hard Day Fishing…

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. […]

Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque

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 […]

The Holy Day

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.

Thunder & Lightening

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 […]