We flew from Abu Dhabi to Muscat late at night. By the time we arrived in the Muscat International Airport, it was something like 11pm. A 2-hour wait for our rental car followed, before we could finally brave the dark streets of Muscat from the airport to our obscure hotel.
Naturally the next day we decided to take things easy. After a late breakfast in the hotel room, we took to the road and went to Muttrah, the old town of Muscat where most of the tourists go.
A big part of the attraction here is the Souq where you can buy Omani/Arabic souvenirs… pashmina scarves, traditional Omani clothes, knick-knacks etc. We got there fairly late around 2pm so most of the shops were closed, or closing for the afternoon. I guess they do siesta here too?
The corniche is a pleasant place to walk around in. I suppose because we were there in winter, the weather was very nice. Not too hot. We strolled around for a bit, before finding a shop that convinced me to buy a dishdasha and kuma… scroll way to the bottom to see haha…
Muttrah cityscape from the corniche
Check out the rest of our Middle East adventures in other posts!
[Arabian Nights] A Sneak Peek!
[Abu Dhabi] Masdar City, the future is here!
[Abu Dhabi] Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
[Abu Dhabi] Frolicking around Emirates Palace
[Muscat, Oman] Chillaxing in Muttrah
[Muscat, Oman] Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque
[Oman] Forts Around the Country
[Doha, Qatar] That Famous Corniche