Sunday, December 13, 2015

A short break to Muscat, Oman.

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.
Riyam Park.
Muscat Museum.
Our favourite park, "Kalbu Park".
Muscat Corniche.
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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32 comments:

  1. That's some mobile! All the pictures are so beautiful. I hope I'll be able to visit Muscat some day. I also like the first shot of the Dubai skyline. Good to know that you had a wonderful break. My love to the kids!

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  2. really cool photos and I enjoyed coming along! love the blues that come through in the pics. visiting from our beautiful world.

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  3. Cool pics of Muscat. I have read a few travel articles on Oman and seem very interesting, it's different from Dubai right? Thanks for sharing with us :-) #MondayEscapes

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    1. Thanks Kat.Yes it's definitely different from Dubai...the topography, the culture..and a beautiful place.

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  4. Very cool! I'd love to see this part of the world!

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  5. Hi,
    Beautiful shots of your trip. Thanks
    for sharing. Have a great day!

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  6. Wow lucky you living in this part of the world, it looks fascinating, despite the road closures and delays :)
    Wren x

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  7. Hello and welcome to Nature Notes. You are the first nature lover I have had from the UAE. The striking blue skies and scenery along the way looks very inviting.. I was reading about your on your profile. I am a retired special education teacher from the US. I miss it as it is challenging but very rewarding..Michelle

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    1. Thank you so much Michelle. Yes it is definitely challenging but I love every moment I spend with the children. No satisfaction can be greater than this for me :).Really glad you stopped by!

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  8. I would feel like in a dream if I have the opportunity to visit this beautiful city. You photos give me great insight. The water looks so beautiful.

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  9. What a beautiful city...so glad you had a nice time.
    Your photos are awesome.

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  10. Brief and a neat writeup, lovely Images too. Good to see u had a lovely time friend.

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  11. So totaly diffrent from were I am now....
    Even if I want snow for Christmas I know start to longing for the summer too. :-)

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  12. Very pretty.
    Thanks for linking up at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/12/beautiful-saint-maarten.html

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  13. Such beautiful architecture. That mosque is breathtaking.

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  14. This is a really beautiful place!

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  15. What a great trip - stunning sky! Thanks for your visit

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  16. Seems like you had an amazing trip! And there are some beautiful shots out there...great mobile clicks to beat a camera any day :-)

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  17. Very beautiful and interesting views!
    Thank you for sharing and... Happy Holidays!

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  18. Beautiful light, composition and series, very nice colors and photos

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  19. Beautiful photos of Muscat and a great blue sky.

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  20. A wonderful trip, thanks for sharing these beautiful photos.
    Greetings from Germany

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  21. Beautiful pictures! Thanks for sharing and linking up!

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  22. Beautiful pictures, I'm impressed that they came from a phone! We thoroughly enjoyed Muscat, although we have not spent as much time there as you.

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  23. a strange but beautiful place. I can´t even imagine how it would be to live there. :) Thanks for sharing.

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  24. beautiful rugged terrain and some amazing architecture. thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment! blessings to you!

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  25. Beautiful images. Lovely blue sky!

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  26. Such beautiful scenes. I think that these are the first photos I have seen of Muscat. Wonderful sense of atmosphere of the area in these photos.

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  27. Truly magnificent. Thanks for linking in with "Through my Lens"

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  28. It's very beautiful! Sounds like a lot of familiar places for you ... Sometimes thats not so true when you visit places you used to live.

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