You can see Part 1 of my adventures in Muscat, Oman by clicking here!
Day 3 in Muscat fell on a Friday, which is the Islamic “sabbath.” Nearly all the shops don’t open until the evening. My dad and his business partner wanted to see a bit of the city, and asked me to take them back to the best places from the tour I did the day before. We got a cab who showed us a couple places I hadn’t seen – the neighbourhood adjoining the city gate, as well as the other side of the large fort. But I did insist that we go back to that beautiful tower, and that we go at sunset when the light is best. So worth it. We also revisited Corniche and explore the Souq at night, which was a more lively time to visit.
Above: I know this photo is blurry, but I still love it.
Above: The Sultan’s yacht.
A friend of mine who lived in Oman for a bit and established a contact for me – two lovely sisters named Israa and Firdaus. On my last day in Oman we finally we able to meet up! We went for a walk along the beach and quickly became friends. I learned a lot about their culture – arranged marriages, customs, and what it’s like to be a woman living in Oman. We continued to talk and get to know each other over crepes at a nearby cafe. We hold different beliefs, and I very much appreciated that we were able to talk openly and respectfully about our faiths, unlike other encounters I had in Oman. That evening they also joined our group for dinner a Mumtaz Mahal – a fancy Indian restaurant.