Photos were taken during our family road trip from Dubai, UAE to Muscat, Oman and the rural area, where we went to search for wadis - wa·di /ˈwädē/ (in certain Arabic-speaking countries) a valley, ravine, or channel that is dry except in the rainy season. Enjoy the story told in this series of photos and brief explanations under each photo.
Mutrah Corniche, Muscat - Seagulls flight captured in the moment. A quiet, sunny day in February.
Muscat was ruled by various indigenous tribes as well as foreign powers such as the Persians, the Portuguese Empire, the Iberian Union and the Ottoman Empire at various points in its history. Persian influence in architecture seems most apparent to me.
The roof of a sun shelter at Mutrah Corniche
One of the beautiful ornamented city gates
Al Lawati Mosque
Al-Hajar Mountains in northeastern Oman and also the eastern United Arab Emirates are the highest mountain range in the eastern Arabian peninsula. Also known as "Oman Mountains".
Al Jalali Fort
Al Alam Palace
Gulf of Oman
A fishermen village
Ruin of Old Desert Castle
Wadi Tiwi ........wa·di /ˈwädē/ (in certain Arabic-speaking countries) a valley, ravine, or channel that is dry except in the rainy season.
Driving to see what is to come
Its so quiet
A mysterious door
A perfect spot
Wadi Shab - entrance
Wadi Shab..it's a long walk for small kids. Maybe we'll do it some other time