Exploring Sultanate of Oman

I am expat¬†living in Abu Dhabi for almost 9 years and¬†as a human being¬†i¬†adopt the culture of the Arabian people and as I’ve¬†said to myself¬†I’m¬†planning to travel in the GCC country or in¬†any part of the Middle East.¬† I’m already here so i¬†take the opportunity to travel in the neighbor¬†country.¬† My first plan is Oman, Oman is the nearest country to United Arab Emirates and from Abu Dhabi to Muscat Oman it takes six hours non – stop driving.¬† And from Al Ain another city of UAE the border of Buraihmi¬†Oman.¬† Me and my friends we plan to travel to Oman.¬† From Al Ain to the border of Buraihmi¬†we need to pass to immigration of UAE to OMAN¬†we pay the tourist fee its¬†cost 250 dirham¬†each person and the car registration as well. And after all this things we start to leave the place.¬† At the beginning of the road only few buildings you will see and most of it .. it’s a dessert and a rocky mountain surround.

From Buraihimi¬†to Sohar City it’s about 3 hours and this is one of the side trip that we stop.¬†

Sohar Map

Sohar Beach : Sohar was traditionally a fishing town, but is more recently known as Oman’s industrial hub due to the massive developments in the Sohar Industrial Port.

Birds playing in the cold water

and loving to see the bubbly foam of seawater

and finally we reach the hotel and yes we’re not feeling tired coz we don’t want to waste our time

Grind Floor Bar at Raddisson SAS Hotel

me and my friend

¬†we decide to¬†rent¬†a boat to the lokal Omani people and ¬†just to make satisfied ourself to see what’s behind of this sandy rock

amazing formation of rock behind us

Rocky Mountain

signboard in the main road

Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque : the country’s massive Grand Mosque, the site of which spans an area of about 416,000 square metres, March 16, 2002

Dugm Beach: This beautiful beach is known for its soft, clean sands, its azure waters and cool breezes

Mutrah Cornich : It overlooks beautiful mountainous rocky formations and is one of the most gorgeous sites in the Governorate of Muscat

Muscat City Centre

and finally were craving for some food and we ¬†found ourself in “The Art Cafe House” inside of Muscat City Centre.

Location: Muscat Oman

Words and Images Copyright 2012

By: Pinaybyaheras

Picnic at the Park

Thank God is Thursday short  for TGIT yes this is our groups name of my fellow beautiful friends.  But this time we made it as a Friday and  friday is a holiday here in Abu Dhabi.  We went to the park and the weather is so cool we make  BBQ Festival like shrimp bbq, fish bbq, chicken bbq .. oh yeah we love to eat.

And here’s my girlfriends preparing the chicken marinated to put in the stick and that is Carmina wearing cherish red shirt and on your left side is Aileen wearing cotton blue summer dress with her¬†scarp .. and in¬†the middle, that’s Nadzie with my cutie daughter Maryam.

Each of us we bring food to grilled in the park and soda’s and sweet as well.¬† Plus the non – stop story .. lol!

Busy at work … and i am the photographer of the day!

We spent our weekends as a simple bonding like this and sometime it depends on the¬† weather and if it’s summer we stay at one of the TGIT girlfriends flat.¬† We do this to release our stress from busy working five (5) days of work.¬† And we’re glad we enjoyed each other.

This place is located  at the back of Hilton Hotel Abu Dhabi.

My girlfriends is having fun

Maryam said: Tita Nadz¬†say cheeze ….¬†¬†

Aileen’s baby

and it’s time to go home but before that anothe one great shot to the ladies

Till next time ladies … Massalama for now!

Words and Images Copyright 2012

 By: Pinaybyaheras