October 30, 2011: Here’s an excerpt from Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel: top 10 cities for 2012:
Oman is firing on all fronts to attract international visitors, expanding everything from its museums to its resorts. Muscat is the focus for the revamp, with cultural events, luxury accommodation and aquatic activities taking centre stage. This year it’s all about Qurum’s trendy designer outlets, Old Town souks and wacky water sports enlivening its coastline alongside traditional dhows. Muscatis are still genuinely interested to see visitors, so much so that first-timers might have the odd feeling of returning to the house of an old friend. ‘Tomorrow will be a new dawn on Muscat,’ the Sultan pledged upon attaining power in 1970. Today in Muscat, the sun has well and truly risen.
Here’s the link to the article: Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel: top 10 cities for 2012.
I have to say that in my short 1 1/2 months here, I’ve already discovered a plethora of beautiful places in Oman. As a new resident, I highly recommend coming here to visit. I would LOVE to have visitors! Ahlan wa Sahalan!!