It was so nice to get an invitation to the horse event that Sultan Qaboos had organized Queen Elizabeth Oman visit.
Horse Race for Queen Elizabeth in Oman
It was at the same small Royal Cavalry area in which
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Driving from Bait al Baraka on the official first day of Queen Elizabeth State visit to Oman the Queen passed along the Corniche in Sultan Qaboos’s Range Rover. A squadron of Land Rovers behind her, with the Royal Standard fluttering in the wind in front.
Queen Elizabeth waves from front Range Rover on way to the Palace in Muscat
On way to the Palace in Muscat she waves, since I’m the only member of the public on the road – it must be my own Royal Wave.
The Queen was then given a welcome at Al Alam Palace in Muscat by Sultan Qaboos during her state visit to Oman
The Queen, Sultan Qaboos & Prince Phillip
In contrast to the
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for a really special welcome
Queen Elizabeth arrives in Oman at 8pm last night. The Queen & Prince Philip were welcomed on arrival by Sultan Qaboos.
Queen Elizabeth arrives in Oman with Prince Philip are welcomed by Sultan Qaboos
Sayyid Haitham the Minister of Heritage and Culture who is behind the Queens left shoulder will be her escort.
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with paintings by British artists
It will be very good to see the exhibition of British paintings which the Tate Gallery is bringing into Oman.
The Mountains of Moab from The Tate
They will be previewed during The Queen’s visit and open
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It always nice to have visitors
Picnic in an Omani Wadi
and this trip was with
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With cooler, sunny weather it was nice to walk with guests through the mountains near Salalah in southern Oman.
Walk in mountains near Salalah
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Each year in Muscat and the rest of Oman the Hindu population celebrates Diwali. Diwali involves the lighting of small clay lamps filled with oil to show the triumph of good over evil.
Diwali in Oman
In the building where I live there are several Indian families and it was nice to see the lamps at the door of one family – hopefully protecting the whole building .
The Loaloat Al Behar which was the yacht for Sultan Qaboos is again in Mina Qaboos in Oman. The boat looks quite striking against the blue sea, and though its difficult to say at this distance – the
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There are three chains of petrol station in Muscat
Sultan Qaboos picture at Oman Oil
For the National Day on 18th November two have pictures of
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