These are photos taken as part of a visit to Muscat, the capital of Oman in the Arabian Gulf. The trip, in December 2009, started as a trip to the Shangri La, a five-star hotel, then went on to include a trip to the centre of the capital.
In the mountains overlooking Muscat
The local wildlife on the Corniche
An ornate sunshade on the corniche (seafront) in Muscat.