My first day in Muscat, went along on a full day tour of the city, mingling with the locals, wearing my very on Dishdasha.
Muscat, is the port capital of Oman. Sits on the Gulf of Oman surrounded by mountains and desert. With history dating back to antiquity. Unlike its neighbor Gulf capitals, it keeps the local village style with clifftop landmarks such as the 16th-century Portuguese forts. Slowly high-riser and upscale shopping malls, are starting to show up. During my full day exploring Muscat, these were some of my stops: Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, Royal Opera House, Muttrah Souq, Mutrah Corniche, the forts of Al Jalili Al Marini and Mutrah, Old Quarter Muscat and it sights, Alam Palace, Amouage Perfumery and the Riyam Monument Giant incense Burner. Below are some the highlights. See all my Instagram Stories on Muscat.
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Muscat seen from atop Mutrah Fort
I drove from the Wahiba Sands Desert on a 4×4 Wheel Drive Jeep, from my luxury tented camp overnight stay. The drive took approximately 5 hour, with a long stop at the oasis of Wadi Bani Khalid. Now from Dubai, I flew Oman Air, and that took approximately 40 minutes. My Business Class seat and service, was absolutely flawless.
As I was picked up by the lobby of my hotel, The Chedi Muscat, by my private guide, I was taken to the Mutrah Souq, for a walk, and to get into my very own Dishdasha – aka. a long usually white robe traditionally worn by men in the Middle East. Time to explore Muscat, mingling with the locals.