Oman Dust Storm

Dust Storms in Oman occasionally come from the north,

Oman Dust Storm 19th March 2012 (thanks NASA)
Oman Dust Storm 19th March 2012 (thanks NASA)

either Iran or Pakistan moving over The Gulf and into Oman.

Ruwi Oman Dust Storm 20th March 2012
Ruwi Oman Dust Storm 20th March 2012

Here is the frontal edge of the current storm as it crosses the Sea of Oman towards Muscat on the bottom left. On the ground its clearing up a bit but the mountains are not visible and of course the whole town has a  coating of dust.

Author: Tony Walsh

Book author including the current Bradt guide to Oman – edition 4