Category: Oman

shangri la muscat oman
Oman

Luxury Family Fun at the Shangri La Muscat in Oman

The half-hour drive from the airport to Shangri La Hotel on the outskirts of Muscat takes you through a dusty sandy-coloured landscape of mountains and valleys.  Although the Middle East that I pictured had sand, this land looked completely different with its winding mountain paths through sand.  After a tunnel takes you through the last

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The Chedi Hotel Muscat
Oman

Luxe Minimalism at the Chedi Muscat Hotel

We waffled back and forth on booking the Chedi Muscat Hotel.  It was a choice between The Shangri La Hotel in Muscat and the Chedi Muscat Hotel.  I know, I know – #firstworldproblems.  We booked The Chedi, then changed over to the Shangri La because everyone said it was better for families. After 3 days

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Sara Plaza Jalabiya Dress
Oman

The Elaborate World of Arabic Jalabiya Dresses

Walking into the Piano Bar at the Shangri La Muscat, I was a little bemused when a man walked over to the lady at the piano and started snapping his fingers at her.  She was playing a rocking rendition of Purple Rain, and it took her a minute to turn her face to him.  She was

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Muttrah Souq in Muscat
Oman

A Visual Feast at Muttrah Souq in Muscat

Looking around Muttrah Souq in Muscat, my eyes were drawn to the sparkle of colourful sequinned clothes, the dull sheen of old silver daggers and the brash brightness of tourist tat.  The smell of spices and incense wafted through the air and the low murmur of Arabic voices enticed me deeper into an Aladdin’s cave

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