Muscat, Oman - The quiet side of the Middle East October 28th 2008 From Cairo, our flight initially took us over the Red Sea, then across the heart of Saudi Arabia. From there, we turned south, heading over the tiny gulf states of Bahrain and Qatar until we crossed into the United Arab Emirates, the bright lights of Dubai easily visible along the horizon. Finally we flew into the Sultanate of Oman, a flight time of just three and a half hours.
Angela and I had h ... read more
Middle East » Oman » Muscat In 1970, QABOOS bin Said Al Said ousted his father and has ruled as sultan ever since. His extensive modernization program has opened the country to the outside world and has preserved a long-standing political and military relationship with the UK. ... ... read more
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