Family visit at Al Alam Palace, Corniche, and Mutrah Souq

Family visit at Al Alam Palace, Corniche, and Mutrah Souq

(November 16, 2015) – The temperature tonight is a bit colder and very ideal for an evening walk. So, I bring my parents and brother to Mutrah – the old town of Muscat to see the colorful lights and view of the baywalk at night.

Our first stop is at Al Alam Palace – the old palace of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said. I have already written a lot of posts about this place previously. But because today is something special because my parents and brother are here, so I have to share again some of our photos taken at this place.

my parents pose in front of the palace.

my parents pose in front of the palace.

my brother also took a photo with the palace

my brother also took a photo with the palace

My family at Al Alam Palace

My family at Al Alam Palace

After the quick visit at the palace, we drive back to Mutrah and park the car in the boulevard near the fountain of lights.

picture taken near the fountain

picture taken near the fountain

The whole corniche and roads are decorated with artistically-designed lights gliterring in red, green, and white colors in time for the national day. It feels like Christmas in this arab country.

Near Mutrah Boulevard

Near Mutrah Boulevard

We are already hungry and feel exhausted, so we dine in at a Turkish Restaurant near the entrance of Mutrah Souq. My parents enjoy the fresh fruit smoothies and arabic bread with grilled meat and kebabs.

Dining at Turkish Restaurant

Dining at Turkish Restaurant

We continue our evening walk to Mutrah Souq and stop at one of the shops that sells omani handicrafts and silvers.

one of the famous shops in the souq.

one of the famous shops in the souq.

Coincidentally Papa was randomly selected for a short movie tribute to the 45th National Day Celebration. An omani news reporter asked him to say the “45th word” in tagalog our national language.

papa on omani tv

papa on omani tv

Inside the souq, my parents found some good souvenirs like key chain, tshirts, and omani lamp. We also got a good bargain from one of the shops in the souq.

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Mama is so happy with her headress.

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my brother is scrutinizing the khanjar – omani knife

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they are happy with the stuffs they bought from the shop.

This is another beautiful evening, where my family get to discover the diverse and beautiful historical side of Oman.

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