Day 23 – Muscat, Oman – Grand Mosque Tour

Alongside Muscat – 08:00 to 17:00

We have eagerly awaited today’s port, as it has been almost 40 years since my previous visit to Muscat on an old cargo ship. How will it compare to the glitz and excesses of Dubai?  To view the local sights we initially considered catching the shuttle into town and then jumping on the HoHo bus, but it wasn’t any cheaper than the ship’s tour, so elected to stay with the ship’s tour of the Grand Mosque, Old Souq, Museum and Royal Palace.

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Day 23 – Muscat, Oman – Jun 13th 2015

Alongside Muscat – 08:00 to 17:00

Arrival in Old Muscat this morning provided an extreme contrast to the previous couple of days in Dubai, specifically the mountainous terrain, lack of high rise buildings and clear skies. Our first impressions were further re-enforced during our tour this morning.

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