It’s thirty (30) days to our upcoming trip to Oman, coinciding with the Eid Al Adha holidays and I’m quite pleased the temps have started to really cool down.
This morning when I checked before heading out for work, my phone’s temp indicator showed 29 degrees Celsius, yay! Winter’s really upon us mga frenships!
So definitely no more excuses to laze on the couch, and all the more reasons to explore Oman outdoors! Let’s now make our itinerary + checklist…
- Air tickets – OK. Booked flights via TK. Cheapest, as well as departure and arrival timings maximize stay.
- Accommodations – OK. Booked AMI Hotel. Affordable. Within City Center. Near the Beach, siempre.
- Visas – On arrival. (Being GCC Residents + visa professions OK. Otherwise, need to prearrange.) NB: Reconfirmed VOA OK with Oman Embassy today, 26.09.12🙂
- DIY City Tour & Sightseeing Schedule – refer To Do/To See checklist.
To Do / To See Checklist
So this time, will be more flexible and try not to overload schedules, especially that Oman is Sooo HUGE, well, when compared to Bahrain, Qatar and UAE lah, refer to below Map for scale, hehehe.
We will be staying in Muscat so we’d check out the nearby sights and places first and then move further to Ras Al Hadd, Sur and Nizwa.
DAY 1 – MUSCAT
- Sultan Al Qaboos Grand Mosque
- Muttrah Area – Souks, Corniche
- Bait Al Baranda and/or Bait Al Zubair Museum
- Sultan Palace (Al Alam)
- Fort Mirani & Jalali
- Marina Bandar Al Rowdha (dolphin watching) – option
DAY 2 – SUR
- Ras Al Hadd – to see those baby turtles
- Wadi Ash Shab nature trip
DAY 3 – NIZWA
- Nizwa Fort and view of Hajar Mountains
- Glimpse at Jebel Shams – Oman’s Grand Canyon
We’ll be hiring a car for sure for the day trips to Sur and Nizwa while still checking out options for getting around Muscat which require more transfers.
It is noted that taxis don’t usually use meters and can be pricey, so need to do more research.
Will update accordingly. 🙂