More than a big sand-box…

Most people will imagine a flat, dry, featureless landscape when you mention the southeastern tip of the Arabian Peninsula. Some will not know what to imagine at all. Only when you mention exotic-sounding Muscat, Salalah, the Strait of Hormuz and Ras Musandam, will people realize the area is more than just a sandbox. Pearl of […]

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Exploring the South

From the southern foothills of the Hajar we passed into the lowlands. Strategically located, with a view of the surrounding dusty plains, lies the fort of Jibrin. Over the years, this marvel of old-Omani architecture was restored to its former glory. The original structure expanded over the centuries, creating a maze-like fortress, with crenellated walls,

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World Heritage Sites

Bahla Fort Date of Inscription: 1987N22 57 51.012 E57 18 3.996  3/5 Bahla is one of four historic fortresses situated at the foot of the Djebel Akhdar highlands in Oman. It was built in the 13th and 14th centuries, when the oasis of Bahla was prosperous under the control of the Banu Nebhan tribe. The

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Travel Tips

Teheran Tours – Muscatwww.tehranholiday.comN23°35’49.8” E058°14’55.4”For organising your Iran visa. Excellent service. Swiss Belhotel – Masirah IslandN20°35’56.2” E058°54’09.7” face it, it’s way to expensive for most people, but it’s so amazing! During turtle season the turtles come right up to the hotel. In the off season turtle sighting is not garanteed. We were so lucky as

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