The walk along the Corniche and through the palm laden roads led us to “Old Muscat” and to Sultan Qaboos’s Palace called Al Alam Palace and what a grand and prestigious building it was. With armed guards all the way along we could just peek through the railings and see the magnificent Palace.
The entire areas we have visited have all been getting ready for 18th November which is the Sultan’s Birthday and a holiday known as “National Day”, so the streets are covered in flags, pictures, hangings all in readiness for the celebrations.
On the walk back to the hotel we stopped to go for a paddle in the sea and it was so refreshing, just got back in time to see the sun set over the buildings just outside our hotel.
27,597 steps later and it’s time for bed!