Monday, June 9, 2014

Beauty has an Address Visit Oman

Oman is a country in the Middle East having borders with UAE, Saudi Arabia and Yemen. Oman is having a large coast line on the Arabian Sea. Muscat is the capital city and several other big and small cities dot the country. The landscape varies widely from beautiful deserts to rugged mountains and lush green countrysides to white sandy beaches. The vibrant city of Muscat with beautiful ornate mosques and shining souks with world renowned brands showcasing their products. The Muslim culture reflects its friendliness and hospitality to visitors. The city and suburbs are beautifully landscaped with gardens and boulevards welcoming guests arriving at Seeb International Airport. Sulthan Qaboos is the ruler of Oman for several years now. I had a chance to visit Muscat back in 1998 while I was working in Saudi Arabia. I joined my sister and her family living in Muscat that time. I visited several important places in Muscat. I liked the wide roads from the Airport to the city centre with flowers and small patches of lush green lawns on both sides of the roads for several Kilometers. It was a very beautiful sight. The cosmopolitan atmosphere in Muscat heralds the rich culture and wealth of the Sulthanate. I heard about beauty of the city of Salalah from other people. But it is far away from Muscat near the Yemen border. So I did not get time to visit Salalah. So I would like to visit this place if I get a chance. I heard that the climate in Salalah is also very favourable unlike the rest of the country. The green landscape makes it cool and comfortable. The greenery of the city and suburbs give way to cool misty climes in the hills and forests beyond. There are beautiful lakes and big waterfalls in the hills. I would love to make a trip to this green paradise in the desert country. It will really thrilling to enjoy such a beautiful and unimaginable place in Oman. I love the Arabian cuisine and would like to taste the arabian dishes once again. The seaside of Salalah will bring in lot of fresh seafood also. Grilled fish will be really mouthwatering. I also want to explore the city and its culture. I have read that Oman had trading relations with India in the olden times. The traders from Oman sailed to Calicut in Kerala and brought back Spices and Coir. A beach outing will be nice to know more about the seaside activities there. I am sure Oman has many things to offer a tourist that will be remembered for a lifetime.

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