With 24 hour work the impressive Royal Opera House in Muscat is beginning to show how it will look.
In the ‘in vogue’ monumental style with beige coloured stonework – it will be in keeping with the latest government buildings throughout Muscat. Sultan Qaboos likes western classic music and I suspect Russian in particular. The opening is going to be a spectacular occasion – hopefully including the Royal Oman Symphony Orchestra.
Gliding in and out of Mina Sultan Qaboos to allow passengers to go on Muscat Shore Excursions – the Queen Mary 2 showed not only her size – but also her manoeuvrability. She span around on her axis to berth in the harbours longest quay.
Her size dwarfs the old QEII which I photoed on one of her visits – but as the trend is for size the QM2 is exceeded in tonnage by other ships