A Lazy Cycle Tour in Muscat

as it gets ready for National Day

Bright sunny weather and the town decked out for National Day persuaded me to take a lazy Cycle tour in Muscat.

muscat harbour
muscat harbour

Through the Harbour behind Al Alam Palace where a Dhow slowly passed the two gun batteries at the entrance.

al bustan palace a lazy Cycle tour in Muscat
Al Bustan Palace Hotel – plenty of space to stop

Then on to Al Bustan, at speeds a fraction of the athletes on the Tour of Oman Bike Race,  where the Ladies & Gentlemen of hotel had covered part of the front in a gigantic flag. The celebratory lights are still not lit, but as there are so many more this year it must be taking a much longer time to install them

Author: Tony Walsh

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