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Dawn Princess World Cruise Port of Call: Muscat, Oman

Dawn Princess World Cruise Port of Call: Muscat, Oman
... has turned it’s numerous beautifully landscaped roundabout into outdoor art galleries statues of animals and giant reproductions of traditional Omani artefacts such as incense burners, coffee pots, and ceremonial daggers. Meanwhile, the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque (map), completed in 1999, stands as a symbol of contemporary Oman and reminds visitors that this is a Islamic country. Strolling along the corniche, with a sidetrack through the fish market and the vibrant and maze-like Mutrah Souk where...
June 21st, 2010 | Liz Lewis | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: cruise travel, featuredarticle, middle east, Oman

Dune-bashing in the desert

Dune-bashing in the desert
... in the desert outside Dubai. Dune-bashing has become a popular sport in almost all Arabic countries, including the United Arab Emirates and Oman. Essentially, it involves driving off the highway and into the desert for a roller-coaster of a ride up and down and around sand dunes. I’m amazed I managed to snap a photo at all, since this was taken in one of the few moments I wasn’t holding on for dear life and wondering at my sanity for choosing to partake in such an activity. Aside from the adrenaline...
December 23rd, 2009 | Vawn | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: desert safari, Dubai, dune-bashing, featuredarticle, Oman, UAE