Muscat in Arabic means “safe anchorage” and we are currently anchored in this port city! Muscat lies on the Arabian Sea along the Gulf of Oman. Being a port, the sea obviously constitutes a major part of the city.
Here are a few picturesque sea views…
The Corniche, which is the port area with the sea front has views of the rocky Hajar mountains meeting the Arabian Sea. It’s a walk way of approximately 2 kilometers and is a popular hangout among the city residents for a walk or a coastal stroll in the late evenings ( I say `late’ because the weather hasn’t yet cooled down enough for people to want to walk out earlier in the day). As twilight approaches, the street lights are turned on and the Corniche lightens up.
There is a stretch of beach within the city which is great for a beach walk or a swim if you are looking to get into the water. It’s dotted with hotels and starts at the Grand Hyatt and goes all the way till the Crown Plaza. Weekends tend to get crowded as everyone comes outdoors with their picnic baskets and barbecues.