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As you get closer to Liwa, the dunes start to rise and they are layered with stretches of green from the area’s timeless oases.
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.
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.
As you complete the drive down the E-22 highway from Abu Dhabi to Al Ain in the United Arab Emirates, terra cotta-hued sand dunes rise above the highway.
At the base of Jebel Hafeet is the Green Mubazzarah, a lush verdant area offering a sharp contrast to much of the desert in Abu Dhabi.
In the Middle East, the Hafeet Mountains between the Khatm al Shakla border crossing and Wadi Jizzi checkpoint is an incredible area to explore in Oman.
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.