Today was spent mostly in the hotel preparing for the next part of our journey.
We got out after 8:00pm to check out the town of Muscat – and see a little bit of the city.
Mutra Souq – a traditional feeling Arabic market under a modern roof with shops selling Omani and Indian artefacts, frankincense, scarves and fabrics – and the most popular tourist attraction in the country. This bazaar is one of the oldest in the Arab world.
A few other interesting facts about Oman:
- is one of the few countries in the world where Frankincense trees grow
- crime in Oman is rare
- there is only one public university in Oman – it has over 15,000 students and the student body is evenly divided between men and women
- Islam became accepted here in the 7th century
A fantastic street shawarma for dinner
A quick drive by the Grand Mosque before returning to the hotel.
Tomorrow – up at the crack of dawn and onward to Ahmedabad, India.