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Culture Off-Road Oman Sights

Jaylah Tower Tombs

June 21, 2016

Dating back to the bronze age, the Jaylah Tower Tombs are not what you’d expect in such a desolate place like Salmah Plateau. “Discovered” in the early 90’s by archeologist Paul Alan Yule after seeing arial photographs in the book A Day Above Oman, by John Nowell, Dr. Yule teamed up with Gerd Weisgerber to document, map, excavate, and restore at least one of the tombs with the help of the German Omani Association in 1995. Continue Reading

Off-Road Oman Sights

Salmah Plateau

May 29, 2016

The Salmah Plateau is located in the Eastern Hajar mountains, and if you have been to the Western Hajar mountains you will notice a striking difference. Here the hills form a gentler landscape that is mostly devoid of vegetation, giving the Salmah Plateau and the surrounding mountains a desolate feel. Continue Reading

Driving Hiking Off-Road

Delorme InReach SE Review

May 13, 2016

The Delorme inReach SE is a tool I use to stay safe while exploring the backroads of Oman that are beyond the route. The sultanate is so sparsely populated that off-road destinations have limited or no cell phone coverage, making a simple breakdown a possible dangerous situation in the high heat. I purchased the inReach SE a few months ago, and I have been pleasantly surprised by this little device. I’d like to share with you this gadget; explain to you what it does, what I like and dislike about it, and how it might benefit you on your travels. Continue Reading

Driving Off-Road Oman Podcast Sultanate

Sultanate Ep 004: Rub’ al Khali Off-Road Journey

May 5, 2016

The Rub’ al Khali (الربع الخالي) literally means Empty Quarter in Arabic, and is the world’s largest contiguous sand desert covering about 650,000 square km of land. To put that into perspective, the Rub’ al Khali covers most of the southern third of the Arabian Peninsula with potions existing in Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, and of course, Oman. Continue Reading

Beach Oman Sights

Bantawt, Khaluf Beach

April 1, 2016

I recently re-visited Khaluf Beach, and I have to say Khaluf Beach is one of the nicest beaches in Oman, and a place that will excite and calm you.

Khaluf is a 50km stretch of sea front located about 450km south of Muscat and consist of calm protected water, white sugar dunes, rocky outcroppings, and sleepy fishing villages. Continue Reading