What, I wonder on my first morning in Muscat, would devotees of showy Dubai make of a holiday here in neighbouring Oman? Might they bemoan the lack of indoor ski resorts and shiny towers competing to be the world’s tallest? Or the absence of footballers’ villas on artificial islands shaped as palm trees? The Sultanate of Oman, alas, does not much go in for glitz. Instead it serves up sunshine with a dash of old Arabia and exhilarating desert scenery rooted in...
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