I spent a few days in Muscat last week, with client meetings and some climbing up in the beautiful Wadi Mistal (Hadash) and it was a nice break from busy Dubai; is always good to get up to the mountains and see friends! On the way home I took the old Al Batinah coastal road to beat the boredom of the Barka - Sohar stretch. I've driven the Muscat - Hatta road so many times but never explored, and was always curious what lay beyond the highway towards the coast.
The first thing I stumbled across was a fishing village & fish market. Here is part one in my little photo series of the old Al Batinah coastal road.