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Location - Middle East; Capital - Muscat; Population - 3 million; Currency - Oman Rial

From Doha I flew to Dubai and took a taxi straight to Oman, in November 2004.

 

omnoteThe Omani Rial

 

 

om1Al-Khandaq Fort in Buraimi, on the UAE/Omani border

 

 

om2Al-Hilla Fort, Buraimi

 

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om4Mutrah corniche and the Gulf of Oman in the picturesque capital of Muscat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

om5View of Mutrah from Al-Riyam Park, Muscat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

om6Sunset from Al-Riyam Park, Muscat

 

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om7 16th century Al-Mirani Fort, Muscat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

om8Al-Mirani Fort overlooks the entrance to Muscat's harbour

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

om11There's a lovely beach at the Oman Dive Centre, on the outskirts of Muscat

 

 

om13Oman Dive Centre's beach and the Gulf of Oman, Muscat

 

 

om14Oman Dive Centre, Muscat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

om15Jissah beach is one bay closer to Muscat from the Oman Dive Centre

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

om16Definitely worth a visit is Nakhal Fort in the town of Nakhal

 

 

om1717th century Nakhal Fort

 

 

om18Nakhal Fort and the Batinah plain below

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

om20Fantastic views of the Hajar Mountains from Nakhal Fort

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

om21Date palms lead to the Hajar Mountains, Nakhal

 

 

om22Nakhal Fort affords beautiful views of the surrounding countryside

 

 

om23On the way from the fort to the hot springs in Nakhal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

om24Another 5 minute walk to the Ath-Thowra hot springs, Nakhal..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

om26Water channels run alongside the roads of Nakhal

 

 

om25The Ath-Thowra hot springs, Nakhal

 

 

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LINKS

www.omantourism.gov.om - Oman tourist board

www.destinationoman.com

www.inoman.com

 

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