Mirbat is a coastal town in the Dhofar, in southwestern Oman. It was the site of the 1972 Battle of Mirbat between Communist guerrillas on one side and the Armed forces of the Sultan of Oman and their Special Air Service advisers. Mirbat way back was involved in the export of frankincense. Mirbat Old Town and Marina were part of the Khareef’s highlights. Here is a short video from this trip: Please… Read More
There is no better chance to see camels up-close then travelling to Jebel Samhan.
Pros: Ribs at McClard’s – Bill Clinton’s favorite place, old school spa ‘experience’ Cons: not really a national park
The hidden beauty of Fanja and Bidbid, Oman.
FIVE highlights of the area including: 1) Table Top Mountain, 2) Fanja old town and fort, 3) Wadi Fanja, 4) Bidbid fort, 5) Bidbid Nafaa View Point.
Pros: amazing landscapes full of colors and changing with the sunlight and seasons, close to other fantastic parks Cons: careful hiking if you not in shape as the park sits 2.4 to 2.7 km above the sea level Official website
A subjective list of the top 10 tourist attractions in Bahrain that you can visit over weekend, even with a toddler.
Sa’al steps hike is a great introduction to Omani mountains. Also, an opportunity to spot Arabian foxes, yes – I was very lucky to spot one – or test your cardiovascular fitness.
The Wadi Dayqah Dam is probably the most accessible wadi in Oman. It’s an impressive place, where you can find a rare Omani commodity – water. The place is good for a stroll or picnic.
The beach at Ras al Hadd is a breeding ground for green sea turtles. Next to the beach, there are remains of the Royal Air Force airfield, part of a series of stocked landing grounds in Oman. The airport was an emergency landing ground before World War II. Today the beach is shared between the turtles and a thriving fishing community. We went to the beach in September 2019. Surprisingly, we could… Read More
Al Sawadi beach is an Omani version of Mt St Michelle, France or St Michael Mount in Cornwall. You can try to walk to the island, theoretically possible during very low tide, but the best way is to hire a boat and after a 2-minute ride. You can walk all the way up to the top of the watchtower to enjoy great views. See our video from that trip in August 2019:… Read More