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View of Muscat's Mutrah Corniche and Mosque

March 27, 2012 :: Muscat

Our last day in Oman and we got up early to go to the Mutrah Fish Souk.  We thought we got up pretty early but evidently, fishermen wake up way earlier because by the time we got there, it seemed as if they were nearly done with their day.  Anyway, there we were, moseying between rows of fish and to say we stuck out would be an understatement.

From there we took a brisk walk along the Mutrah Corniche, overlooking the bay.  It was early in the morning but already, we could feel the heat so we headed back to our hotel to freshen up and head off towards the Grand Mosque, hoping to get there before 11am as non-Muslims are only allowed in up until that time.  Unfortunately, we got there just a few minutes too late.

We then headed towards Barr Al-Jissah Resort and the Oman Dive Center.  Looking to have a quick swim in their pools, we made as though we “belonged” there and snuck in.  It worked and after a refreshing swim and chilled out time, we headed back out to the airport and back to reality.


Fish Souk in Mutrah

Mutrah Corniche

Oman Dive Center

Oman Dive Center

Barr Al Jissah Resort

Barr Al Jissah

Grand Mosque, Muscat

Grand Mosque, Muscat