Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Wadi Dayqah Dam

Visited Wadi Dayqat dam near Quriyat...about 80 Kms drive Scenic location..
The dam is the largest in Oman and is a MUST visit. It also has a Helipad atop the dam area, Park and enough parking lot for u to have take a breathtaking view and beauty of Oman.

Sohar Modifications

Sohar Port has led to development of Sohar in many ways than one. It has led to redevelopment of roads though it was on cards for long...Multi starrer hotels coming up. The Globe round about has been under RE-DEFINING and a fly over is under construction for over a year and seems unending both in terms of time taken for construction and the length of the bridge. The Sohar Gate bridge completed earlier though. A Huge Mosque is rising above the ground next to Sun Farms.....besides the most important LULU hypermarket...

Friday, October 2, 2009

Wadi HIBI

Trip to Wadi Hibi is about half an hour drive from Sohar. Driving from Globe round about in a direction left while coming from Muscat, the drive test centre and Galfar training camp are en route lined on both sides by date palms. As the rows of trees ends, the drive to wadi hibi starts. Steep slopes and  inclines form part of the terrain alongwith some steep curves. Barren rocky hillocks line up both sides and there is inhabited area in between before we reach the wadi just before Wadi hibi. The nature has been remodelled in the last one year (that was the last we had been there). We walked into the shallow stream which hardly flowed. A few tadpoles and fishes occasionally stirred the otherwise stationery water.