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The trip to Fazayah beach was one of the Khareef highlights. Must visit.

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Pros: scenery, wildlife, LOTR lookalike mountains, far away from everything, swimming in Rio Grande (hot spring) Cons: elusive mountain lions, howling coyotes at night (the full moon) Visited in 2006.

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