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Muscat, Oman – Why I Hated It and Will Never Go Back

Last fall, I met an Omani man at my guest house in Delhi, India. When he learned I was a travel writer, he began to gush about Oman. “You must go! It is so beautiful. Muscat is gorgeous and people are so friendly.” I was sold. I added Oman to a list of…

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PHOTO: Hardy Omanis Brave Scathing Midday Heat in Old Muscat

Click on title to view photo in large format. On my first day in Muscat, the capital of Oman, I hopped in a taxi at noon and told the driver to take me to Old Muscat. He pulled up in front of Al-Alam Palace, home to the country’s leader, Sultan Qaboos bin Said…

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PHOTO: Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque in Muscat, Oman

The Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque in Muscat, Oman, is one of the one of the most spectacular things to discover in Oman. It is named for the country’s late leader, Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said of Oman, who was the Arab world’s longest-serving ruler when he passed away in January of 2020….

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