"My Travels In Oman" Muscat by jgacis

Muscat Travel Guide: 461 reviews and 1,313 photos

While on military deployment, I had the chance on my days off to visit the capital of this country, Muscat, and nearby towns. Located just southeast of Saudi Arabia and east of Yemen, this place was actually more diverse and unique than I thought. Having been here during December to January, the weather wasn't too bad at all. The temperatures still averaged in the upper 80's and 90's (F) during the day though, and it rained briefly (only a few hours) a couple of times. Winds blew heavily several times also, but luckily where I was at, no major sandstorms.

The children pictured above were nice enough to let me take their picture. Being grateful, I handed them a couple of rials. They gladly accepted it and the girls took off next door to a small store and bought more chips and ice cream.

Enjoying dates and a nice cup of arabian coffee at the Al Bustan hotel, served by a cordial host.

Fort Jalili, overwatching Muscat harbor, was built in the 16th century by the Portugese.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Beautiful landscaped country
  • In a nutshell:Would visit again to see other parts of the country
  • Last visit to Muscat: Jan 2003
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • MM212's Profile Photo
    Nov 14, 2008 at 2:37 AM

    Fantastic photos of Oman!

  • victorwkf's Profile Photo
    Jul 6, 2006 at 8:52 AM

    Muscat is an interesting city which i enjoyed, but rather expensive. How was your recent trip to the philippines?

  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Nov 1, 2004 at 5:41 PM

    Great page John! and BTW thanks for your service!

  • Luchonda's Profile Photo
    Jul 16, 2004 at 6:20 PM

    Some great shots on yr Muscat travelogue page ! Greetz

  • Jul 7, 2004 at 5:41 AM

    Hi John! Thanks for the visit and the nice comment! You did a marvelous job describing Muscat ! I must say that your pics of this great place are absolutely beautiful.Happy travels!! P.S.Love your home page, especially the main photo:-)

  • Christophe_Ons's Profile Photo
    Mar 30, 2004 at 2:46 PM

    Wonderful travelogues, Muscat looks like a really great place. Thanks for sharing.

  • aussiedoug's Profile Photo
    Feb 8, 2004 at 6:04 PM

    Well, you've whetted my appetite John, so any more info to share? Looks & sounds like an inteesting place.

  • saa73's Profile Photo
    Feb 7, 2004 at 9:10 AM

    Great photos. I was there 3 weeks ago on business but did not get to see many sights. Went out to the mountain area at dusk , and also the Al Bustan hotel...magnificent! Anyway, I hope to get back there soon and perhaps spend some nights in the desert!

  • chrissyalex's Profile Photo
    Dec 26, 2003 at 5:23 PM

    Very enjoyable page with lovely travelogues. Your intro pic is my favorite! :-)

  • traveldave's Profile Photo
    Dec 26, 2003 at 6:18 AM

    What a great place to spend your leave. Nice page and pictures.


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