Oman: Summer Morning in Mutrah Corniche | Lady & her Sweet Escapes

May 4, 2014

Oman: Summer Morning in Mutrah Corniche

It was past sunset when we found our way out in the labyrinth alleys of Mutrah Souq. The traditional Omani village facing the sea is fascinating at night, but I wondered how it looks like during the day... more stunning I guess. So, on the next day, before we went on a road trip up in the mountains, we revisited Mutrah. 

At 10 am, I was greeted ferociously by Muscat's sunshine. Just when I thought Dubai has the hottest summer, a walk along Mutrah Corniche proved me wrong. The weather was in a scorching 38 degree Celsius, and it's not even the peak of summer yet! But who cares? The fantastic view of whitewashed buildings tuck between the rocky mountains and the clear blue sea left me speechless. There was no room for complains!    

Mutrah Corniche and the Hajar Mountains


We leisurely strolled along the brick pavement of Mutrah Corniche lined with benches, fish statues and golden gazebos where we took a breather from the fierce Omani sun rays. The waterfront promenade offers scenic views of Oman's historical harbor. We passed by Port Sultan Qaboos, the largest port in Muscat which served as a gateway for traders years ago and still functional in this modern day and age. Moored at the port is the Royal Yacht owned by the Sultan of Oman. It looked luxuriously incredible beside the wooden dhows. Across the harbor is the gorgeous Hajar Mountains topped with fortresses and a spectacular white landmark known as the Riyam Monument

one of the many fish statues along Mutrah Corchiche
one of the many fish statues along Mutrah Corchiche
a portion of Muscat Port
a portion of Muscat Port
the Royal Yacht and the Riyam Monument far right
the Royal Yacht and the Riyam Monument far right
Mutrah Fort watching over the cultural district of Muscat
Mutrah Fort watching over the cultural district of Muscat

We were lured by the clear turquoise blue waters of the Gulf of Oman while we were having a break at one of the golden gazebos. It was a hot summer morning and all of us wanted to take a dip, hence when we found a stairway to the sea, we immediately took the chance. And as I sat on one of the huge rocks by the corniche, I couldn't help but adore Oman's natural beauty even more.  

golden gazebo at Mutrah Corniche
with my friends, H and B, under the golden gazebo; our shelter from the fierce Omani sunshine
Lady and Ed in Mutrah Corniche
...spontaneity strikes
summer morning in Mutrah Corniche
...and then, fun dips and photo ops happened!
clear blue waters of Mutrah Corniche
What's not to love about Mutrah?

Location:
Mutrah Corniche
Muscat, Oman




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