Tag Archives: Bandar Beach

Our Beach Bum Baby!

Boatride from the Beach of Bandar Al Jissah to the Sea Arch

our boat guide on the beach  Abdullah, an Omani local, waiting to take those interested out for a boat rideAbdullah on boat  Abdullah was suddenly all smiles once we agreed to go out on his boat.  The normal price is 3 RO to the sea arch and back.  Abdullah asked 5RO and because we didn’t feel like haggling with an elder gentlemen and we still thought it was so cheap, we agreed.che on Bandar boatboat anchor seaarchAbdullah steering boatapproaching sea archSea Arch and boatsunset at BandarBandar Sea-Arch  We were very glad that we decided to take the boat ride out to the sea-arch.  A 3-5 RO price for such a beautiful view of the Muscat coast is well worth it!  If you ever come out to Qantab/Bandar Al Jissah and some locals hit you up for a boat-ride, don’t let the opportunity pass you by.  Say, “Yes”!

A Day at the Beach

lovebirds on beachhand in hand  So nice to spend time at the beach with my love!Tracey on beach  Tracey Mackenzie, also from Canada, soaking in the rays while she chats on her cell phone!Che on beach  Beach babe! Quantab beach sceneHenry on beachboats at quantab  Qantab village che in distancefish on beach  These fish were swept unto the shore by the strong waves! Fresh fish, anyone?!fresh dead fish on beach  If you zoom in, you can see several dead fresh fish on the shore.yucky dead fish  And a not so fresh fish…sometimes it’s pretty disgusting what you can find rotting on the beach!rubbish  It’s unbelievable how much rubbish we see on some of the beaches!  What a shame that the beauty of these beaches can be tarnished by quite a few lazy people (tourists and locals).  Something for you to think about on this “Earth Day“, 2009.

Bandar Beach & Surrounding Area

If you look real close, you’ll notice that a lot of these rocks look like they have been placed upright like markers of some type. After asking some locals picnicking nearby, I found out that it is a gravesite! Most Omanis follow a sect of Islam called “Ibadhism” and one part of their belief system is anonymity in death.

Can you spot my car?

Just outside Muscat – Bandar Beach!