Category: Oman

It never occurred to me to travel Oman. But I have visited Oman several times, being brought there by work reasons.

It’s a pretty expensive country for a Malaysian, as are most of the Gulf countries, due to the relative weakness of the ringgit and difference in quality of life.

So if it hadn’t been for work travel, I might not have had the chance to witness this country that everyone seems to like. “Oh except Oman, Oman isn’t like that”, is regularly added in conversation. Even as people express discontent about something or other related to the Arabian Gulf countries.

Indeed yes, Oman is Arab. It is Muslim. It is conservative. But it is also likeable, and authentic.

I have not had the chance to go to any other Middle Eastern country, so I have no comparison. But in my heart, I’m glad that the first impression of the Middle East for me, was from Oman.


These are the stories of my introduction to the Sultanate of Oman.

Muscat, Oman | Arabian architecture | capital city of Oman | old Muscat | Muscat tour | Oman tourism | Teja on the Horizon blog 38

Touring Muscat with An (Asian!) Expat Friend

No one seemed to mind being sent to Muscat. That alone created a feeling of intrigue in me, for the Sultanate of Oman. Let me explain. I work with a lot of international professionals. Some of my work-mates in the...

Oman holidays | Arabian desert | Omani desert | Wahiba sands | Oman desert camp | sand dunes | dune bashing | quad biking | Oman tourism | Sharqiyah desert | Teja on the Horizon blog 31

Dune Bashing and Quad Biking in Wahiba Sands!

Ah, I finally see the point of 4-wheel drives. It was an incongruent thought that entered my mind as we barrelled over another dune. But that’s my brain for you. We hung on for dear life, trying not to crash...

hike to muqal cave | Wadi Bani Khalid hiking 22

Wadi Bani Khalid: The Muqal Cave Hiking Game

I hadn’t really meant to hike all the way to the cave. We really meant to be satisfied with only a short trek up the wadi. Just enough to see the pools flanked by the dramatic cliff sides of Wadi Bani Khalid, like...

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