Oman… Adventures in The Middle East

So last month I went to Oman in the middle east, it was somewhere very different for me! Oman was somewhat of a culture shock for me at first, having to adjust to the dress code and the social differences for women and men. We flew to the capital Muscat and drove over 2 hours to a place called Sohar, once we arrived we checked into the Radisson Blu hotel, which was literally right on the beach. The hotel was amazing, it was nice and quiet, great service, friendly staff and great facilities.

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We spent one day in Muscat, but due to the long drive we didn’t get to see as much as I would have liked. We visited a large traditional Souk (Market), where you could buy souvenirs, traditional  Omani outfits, jewellery etc. We went to the national museum and Oman Avenues Mall, which is the largest mall in the country.

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My 2 highlights from the trip were firstly visiting Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, it was such a beautiful and peaceful place. The amount of care and detail in the design and the perfectly manicured grounds surrounded the building were breathe taking. However due to their prayer times, it’s only open to Non-Muslims from 8am – 11am so if you’re not Muslim and want to visit you will need to go early.

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The second highlight for me was visiting a wadi, we drove there and had a BBQ as the sun set. It was like being in the middle of nowhere with no one else was around, it was so surreal. Overall I enjoyed my time in Oman I felt welcomed and there was a lot to see and do.

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