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Baku is gaining international recognition as a center of cutting-edge architectural design, though not all are enthused.
Muscat's architecture is stunning thanks to local building codes that require buildings to reflect aspects of Arabian design. Walking along the Corniche is a start.
Dominating the skyline of Abu Dhabi, the 82 domes at the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque soar into the sky.
One example of Abu Dhabi’s rapid development is Al Mayrah Island, which is becoming another booming pocket of commerce and tourism.
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.