Thursday, 21 Nov 2019 | 24 Rabi Al Awwal 1441
British newspaper describes sultanate as one of Middle East’s hidden gems

British newspaper describes sultanate as a single of Middle East’s hidden gems

The newspaper published a report exactly where it pointed out the Sharqiyah Sands, in south of the capital Muscat, is exactly where numerous individuals go dune-bashing at the weekend in large off-road autos. “It’s a magical experience, and as night sets in they come back to the camp to sit around the fire staring up at a star-studded sky,” the newspaper stated.

The newspaper pointed out that Muscat is the charming port carved from a all-natural volcanic bowl facing the Arabian Sea. It’s studded with palaces and souqs gently nestled into the waterfront. The writer of the report expressed his admiration of Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque and described it as a kaleidoscope of swirling styles and colours which can accommodate six,500 individuals. “Just as impressive is the Muttrah Souq whose stalls are filled with frankincense, fresh spices, ancient maritime sextants, pistols and Omani curved daggers, khanjars.”

The newspaper added that the teak dhows that ferry vacationers about the port and along Oman’s coastline are nevertheless constructed in the exact same standard style as these carrying ‘Sinbad’ on his seven voyages of discovery.

The report noted that it is far less difficult to take a quick internal flight across the vast desert recognized as the Empty Quarter if you are heading to the south of Oman. “Here in Salalah, Al Baleed Beach Resort sits next to the ruins of a city dating back to 2,500 BC. A romantic evening walk along the beach is interrupted as hundreds of crabs scuttle across the sand in the twilight.”

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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