Oman’s Mwasalat Bus Service has announced changes
the old and new
Walking along its creek, Dubai seems not to have changed since I first visited 29 years ago.
We took the Abara boat which still Continue reading “Dubai Transport”
The Zodiacs of the Clipper Odyssey ably lead by John Yersin came in handy to get us onto Sir bani Yas .
I joined other Continue reading “Zodiacs onto Sir Bani Yas”
I arrived in Dubai to join the small cruise ship ‘Clipper Odyssey’ on which I would give lectures about this region to the passengers along with Allan Langdale and Gary Wintz .
Remarkably Zegrahm’s (who had organised the Clipper Odyssey) Continue reading “Joining the Clipper Odyssey in Dubai at the start of the ‘Sands of Time’ cruise”
via Sir bani Yas
The island of Sir bani Yas was to be the next destination of the Island Sky.
Here not only did we have a wonderful animal safari but also a superb lunch in the new hotel. Finally we arrived in Dubai as the sun rose to illuminate Continue reading “With Noble Caledonia’s Island Sky – Dubai from Oman”
to be joined in Muscat by Seabourn Legend in a couple of years
Joining the Costa and Aida ships, Brilliance of the Seas is now a regular arrival for us in Muscat bringing people for a visit into Oman
As its a new destination for her it will take time for the cruise excursions to be tailored to her passengers needs but I am confident that Muscat will be one of her more popular port calls in the Gulf cruises.
from Salalah to Dubai
This time next year I should be on board the MS Island Sky for a wonderful cruise from Salalah along Oman’s coast and on up to Sir bani Yas in Abu Dhabi – plenty of subjects for talks.
Its 10 years since I lectured on board the Shearwater when it undertook Nobel Caledonia’s first Gulf Cruise in 2000 – we ventured from Muscat up to Bahrain .
Cruising in the Gulf has become more popular since then – warm winter sun might be a factor! But the Island Sky will go where other ships cannot reach and add in spectacular scenery, extraordinary birdlife along the coast, the historical monuments in Oman and of course the fabulous Omani’s themselves and it should again be a journey to remember.