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While cities only take up a few percentage points of the earth’s total landmass, they contribute up to 80% of the world’s emitted carbon. Yet they will hold the answers to climate change.
One example of Abu Dhabi’s rapid development is Al Mayrah Island, which is becoming another booming pocket of commerce and tourism.
Near Bahla Fort in Oman is Jabreen Castle, one of the most impressive sights in a nation already brimming with Middle East history and culture.
Balha Fort stares you down as you drive through the town with which it shares the same name.
My first memory of walking through Plaza Independencia in Montevideo always reminds me why I love this corner of South America.
Ibri Castle is the gateway into northeastern Oman and the town itself is worth an overnight stay if you are on the way to Nizwa and Muscat.
As you drive out of Ibri in northeastern Oman, the stunning Al Sulayf Castle, built into a mountain, will catch your eye.
Just to the north of Sohar is the village of Liwa, home to a castle typical of Omani architecture and well worth a visit.
About a half hour drive away from Sohar is Shinas, a quiet fishing town on the coast of Oman and worth a brief visit for exploring.
Spread across Abu Dhabi is a delightful collection of mosaics, mostly in pedestrian underpasses.
Currently a festival is underway at Qasr al Hosn, which dates back to the 18th century and is the oldest building in Abu Dhabi.
Most drivers skip through this town as they travel towards Oman’s mountains and wadis, but Al Buraimi is definitely worth a stop.