Although we are now settled in Dubai, our hearts are closer to Muscat where we spent a good seven years. After one and a half years of being here we had a four day extended weekend, a last minute decision and finally we drove down to Muscat, a five hour drive from Dubai(around 450kms).
We were all really excited about the trip and we started out in the morning...
All shots are mobile clicks as we were too lazy to take out the camera and just wanted to simply enjoy the trip :)
A view of the skyline with Burj Khalifa, as we exit Dubai...
The usual route to the Dubai-Oman border was closed so we had to take a detour for an extra hour of almost 75 kms. As we reached the border to get our visas...never expected it to be a long never ending wait of five odd hours in queue. Finally at 3 p.m with visas stamped we continued our onward drive to Muscat.
We reached by evening and were all so excited at the familiar sites there. Checked in to our hotel and within a few minutes off we went for a drive around town and dinner at our favourite restaurant. We were back at the hotel exhausted and retired for the night.
Morning was a bright and sunny day. After breakfast we started out on a drive visiting all the places we used to go to and caught up with a few friends...some shots around Muscat town!
Muscat Grand Mosque.
Our favourite park, "Kalbu Park".
And we were in for a surprise..a treat to the eyes to see so many slender billed gulls....
On our way to Qantab.
Another view of beautiful Muscat!
Finally we end our day with the Muscat Royal Opera House.
Our short stay in Muscat came to an end and our souls refreshed we start our journey back to Dubai.
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