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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.

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One of many hikes in the mountains bordering Muscat. I didn’t make it all the way to the top as it gets very hot and it’s quite a steep ascent. Nevertheless the hike gives opportunity to enjoy magnificent views and geological features of the mountains. See below… And directions https://www.wikiloc.com/hiking-trails/ghala-bauwshar-42598091 Powered by Wikiloc

Arabian Fox

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 Oman Aquarium started in 2019, it is a great place especially for kids to get close to various fishes and animals. The aquarium features a large number of local Omani fish and animals including sharks, sting rays, turtles, scorpions – as well as many non-local fauna such as penguins and crocodiles. The place is located in the Mall of Muscat. If you visit, do not forget there is an additional option… Read More

About 60 km away from Muscat, Oman lays a little fishing town called Sifat Ash Sheik. It’s a serene spot, but there is also even nicer one northwest from the town. You need to either take a boat or drive (4WD required) to the trailhead and walk for 30 minutes. The hike, while short, is unmarked and relatively difficult. But the prize of being alone for the sunrise is unparalleled. The place… Read More

One of the top highlights to see in Muscat and Oman. Official link Location The place is worth visiting day or night. There are nice restaurants inside and interesting musical program for opera fans.