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Most visitors to Oman start in Muscat for obvious reasons—the international airport is here and it is dotted with lovely resorts where one is happy to escape for a few days. But the city’s architecture is stunning as well thanks ...
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.
Most drivers skip through this town as they travel towards Oman’s mountains and wadis, but Al Buraimi is definitely worth a stop.