¿Te animas a disfrutar de los paisajes naturales de Wadi Shab? Este maravilloso oasis te permite pasear por las rocas hasta llegar a una pequeña cascada, nadar en el río o ir en busca de su cueva. 🕵♀ ¿Quién se viene a descubrir esta joya perdida? 📸 Photo credit: @adondequiera
In 1992 Sultan Qaboos directed that his country of Oman should have a Grand Mosque. A competition for its design took place in 1993 and after a site was chosen at Bausher construction commenced in December 1994. Building work, which was undertaken by Carillion Alawi LLC took six years and seven months.
The mosque is built from 300,000 tonnes of Indian sandstone. The main musalla (prayer hall) is square (external dimensions 74.4 x 74.4 metres) with a central dome rising to a height of fifty metres above the floor.The dome and the main minaret (91.3 metres) and four flanking minarets (45.5 metres) are the mosque’s chief visual features. The main musalla can hold over 6,500 worshippers, while the women’s musalla can accommodate 750 worshipers. The outer paved ground can hold 8,000 worshipers and there is additional space available in the interior courtyard and the passageways, making a total capacity of up to 20,000 worshipers.
The mosque is built on a site occupying 416,000 square metres and the complex extends to cover an area of 40,000 square metres. The newly built Grand Mosque was inaugurated by Sultan of Oman on May 4, 2001 to celebrate 30 years of the Sultan's reign. . . . .
Si vas a Mascate, la capital de Omán, no puedes olvidar visitar la Royal Opera House. Su fachada de color blanco resplandeciente alberga el lugar de las artes musicales y cultura de Muscat. ¡Se ha convertido en un verdadero reclamo turístico! 🎻🎼 📸 Photo credit: @adondequiera
4 days camping trip and 2 nights hotels
Day1 Muscat- senk hul - Bimmah-Wadi Shab-wadi Tiwi- Finns Camping in Finns Beach
Day2 Finns –Wadi bani Khalid- Bedouin House Camping in the Desert
Day3 Crossing the Desert-Birdwatching-Khaloof Camping in Khaloof
Day4 Khaloof- to Nizwa hotel AL Diyar Nizwa
Day5 Nizwa Market and Nizwa fort- bariket almawz jebel Akhdar(hiking) for 2hours Camping Jebel Akhdar
Day6 Jebel Akhdar-Misfar al abraeen(hiking) for 1hour -Alhamra Wadi a Nakhr (hiking) for 1hour -jebel Shams Jedel Shams Hotel
Day7 Jebel shams(hiking) for 5hours- crossing mountains .to Wadi Bani Auf- Muscat
10-15 Pax: (OMR 000.000) per person sharing a double room. Single supplement: (50.000)
For 14 Pax sharing a double room: (OMR 000.000*14: OMR 000.000)
For 14 Pax in single rooms: (OMR 000.000*14: OMR 000.000)
For 15 Pax in single rooms :( OMR 000.000*15)
Round tour by AC 4WDs from (day 01 to day 07) for 7 days as per the itinerary
Entry to forts, Mineral water /soft drinks during the tour, lunch in the local restaurant, dinner and breakfast
Services of our English speaking chauffeur. Fuel charges, Children over 8 years are considered adults#oman#muscat#adventuretime#camping#tour#tourism#omandesert#oman#whaibasands#roundtrip#omantravel#omantourism#omanguide#sunset#instalike#desetlife#wista
Have you ever tried exploring your hometown like a tourist?
That's exactly what I did the last weekend and it was so much fun! That's a picture of me at the iconic Muttrah Corniche of Muscat, Oman.
To seeing the places we always take for guaranteed with an all different perspective is truly a unique experience!
Whose up for being a tourist for a day in your hometown?
TURTLE WATCH & DESERT EXPERIENCE PACKAGE
Day One : 0800 hrs, we depart by a 4WD vehicle to Ras Al Junaiz via the scenic and rugged coastal route. This tour along the coastline offers breathtaking glimpses of the blue waters of the Gulf of Oman offset by pristine white beaches. We drive past the fishing village of Quriyat and our first stop is the Bimah sinkhole, a spectacular limestone crater with blue green water at the bottom. On clear sunny days while driving along the coast one might chance to see sharks in the deep blue waters or fleet footed Gazelles sprint across the landscape. Drive ahead to Wadi Tiwi. The road to Tiwi winds between houses. The sight is remarkable with its lush green plantations with water flowing all year around. The mausoleum of Bibi Miriam at Qalhat stands as testimony of a bygone era. As we continue from here the road winds through mountain terrain. We continue our drive to Ras Al Junaiyz, a sanctuary for the green turtles. Overnight stay in Ras Al Had Hotel. We have a short drive to the beach to watch the turtles nestling on the sands.
Day Two : For those interested in watching the hatchlings, the early morning hours are perfect. Enjoy breakfast at the hotel .Having enjoyed the morning we proceed to visit Wadi Bani Khalid. It comprises of small pretty villages embedded in the mountains. It is advisable to wear light comfortable clothing and walking shoes. We continue our drive on to the Wahiba Sands, a vast mass of undulating red and White Sea of sand and dunes rising up to 200 meters, which are, also host to a variety of Flora and fauna. The ever-changing patterns of the dunes are a photographers delight. Experience a roller coaster like feeling over the dunes. The Wahiba Sands is also home to the traditional Bedouin tribe who are known for their hospitality and their knowledge of the sands. We will stop by a Bedouin family in their traditional and simple habitat. Return to Muscat late in the afternoon#oman#muscat#adventuretime#camping#tour#tourism#omandesert#oman#whaibasands#roundtrip#omantravel#omantourism#omanguide#sunset#instalike#desetlife#wistawhatsapp +96899724391Email tourshorizon@gmail.
Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque
Is the largest mosque in the Sultanate of Oman is located in the state of Boucher, opened in 2001, was used in the construction of sandstone white cream-colored yellowish, the main prayer room can accommodate more than six thousand five hundred worshipers, the mosque also contains a library of about 20,000 volumes Islamic and Islamic cultures are filled with the walls and arches of the mosque. It also contains a large luxury carpet and 35 rich crystal and gold-plated metals. It also contains 12 halls of art, especially Islamic and traditional.#oman#muscat#adventuretime#camping#tour#tourism#omandesert#oman#whaibasands#roundtrip#omantravel#omantourism#omanguide#sunset#instalike#desetlife#wistawhatsapp +96899724391Email firstname.lastname@example.org#
As you may know, my 30 days in Oman are over.
Seriously, this trip has been great and, finally, I can say that backpacking in Oman on a budget is very possible:
1 - Public transportation sucks but hitchhiking is highly doable. I hitchhiked more than 2,000km and, except in very remote areas, I never waited for more than 10 or 15 minutes.
2 - Omanis are extremely helpful and hospitable. The experience is very similar to Iran or Pakistan, with the tiny difference that you get coffee invitations instead of tea, which is a great advantage for me :)
3 - There is no budget accommodation. The minimum you will pay is around 25€ for a single room, with no breakfast.
4 - On the other hand, Couchsurfing is possible (as well as random house invitations) but just be aware that there are many places where there are not listed CS profiles.
5 - A tent is highly necessary, not only for saving money but also because the mountains are one of the highlights of Oman, so you must bring a tent with you
6 - Therefore, if you are on a budget but you are not willing to hitchhike or do some random camping, Oman is not the destination for you.
To be honest, I personally think that Oman is quite challenging. Sure, you can hitchhike and camp everywhere but doing this for 4 weeks in a row can be extremely tiring, especially if you are traveling alone. .
However, the experience you will get is priceless. .
Photo: Nizwa Old Town
Muscat’s Grand Mosque was a gift to the nation of Oman from Sultan Qaboos to commemorate his 30th year of reign (he has been in power since 1970 making him the longest serving Arab leader). Imposing from the outside and breathtakingly rich on the inside, the mosque is an active place of worship accommodating 20,000 worshippers. It was intricate, peaceful and very fun to photograph. 💫
Muscat is the central region of the country politically, economically and administratively. The city of Muscat is the capital of the Sultanate, the seat of government and the administrative center of the State. Muscat is a vital hub for economic and commercial activity both locally and in the Sultanate's relations with other countries.
Muscat Governorate is located on the Gulf of Oman in the southern part of the Batinah coast.
The province of Muscat is the most densely populated area of the Sultanate and consists of six states are the state of Muscat and Mtrah, Boucher, Al-Sayeb, Al-Qamar and Qrayat.#oman#muscat#adventuretime#camping#tour#tourism#omandesert#oman#whaibasands#roundtrip#omantravel#omantourism#omanguide#sunset#instalike#desetlife#wista
Las piscinas naturales de Omán se encuentran en los lugares más insospechados. ¡Este es el #Sinkhole o Sumidero de Bimmahtiene, con un agujero de 40 metros de diámetro! 😯 ¿A quién no le apetece bañarse en sus aguas en mitad de la nada? 😍
📸 Photo credit: @adondequiera
In the middle of the Omani Jebel Akhdar, there is a little hanging village in peaceful environment with an amazing view. The villagers moved to the other side of the valley for an easier accessibility. But they kept the old traditional village alive where they have developed the « cliff guest house ». Well done!