Muscat, Oman: An Elegant Oasis on the Arabian Sea

February 13, 2020Oman

If I had to choose a crayon from a box of Crayola 64s to color Muscat, it would simply be white. From its pristine white architecture set against the sepia-toned Hajar Mountains to the crisp white dishdashas worn by Omani men, Muscat has a uniform feel – clean, modern, orderly and bathed in a white … Read More

Salalah, Oman: Land of Frankincense

February 10, 2020Oman

Salalah, Oman, is a bit of a conundrum. On one hand, Oman’s second largest city (pronounced Sa-lá-lah) and capital of the Dhofar province has swiftly moved into the twenty-first century, playing a fast game of catch-up with its Arab neighbors. Yet despite the growth, the area exudes an old-world feel, with camels roaming the beaches, … Read More