A city of traditional architecture and friendly people, Muscat Oman was one of many highlights of our travels around the world. It’s a city to explore. Here is a bit of what we discovered when we stepped off Muscat’s beaten path:
- Humans are believed to have lived in Oman for at least 106,000 years, making it one of the oldest human-inhabited places on earth. Also, Oman is the oldest independent state in the Arab world.
- Oman is located in the southeastern quarter of the Arabian Peninsula on the Gulf of Oman and the Arabian Sea (with a small portion on the Persian Gulf). It borders UAE and Saudi Arabia to the west and Yemen to the south-west.
- Oman has one of the lowest violent crime rates in the world.
- Muscat is Oman’s largest city and the country’s capital.
- We did have a bit of drama entering the country and encountered some rare desert flooding, but beyond that, Oman was a comfortable place to be.
- In addition to Muscat, we travelled to the south, to a fort and castle in Nizwa, and to the Oman’s Grand Canyon.
- We visited Oman in 2012. This is another article in our throwback series inspired by rediscovering photos after moving 40k images to Lightroom.
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