A cruise through the fjords of Musandam, an Omani peninsula on the northern tip of the UAE. The area, which meets the Strait of Hormuz, used to be a communications hub for the region and is still a popular trade route. Dolphins still greet visitors on the traditional Arabian-style dhows.
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.
Photos taken on a trip to the island off the east coast of Oman in August 2009. The island contains a village, Omani military base and is popular with kitesurfers due to the high winds. Some of these photos were reprinted in The National’s travel section in April 2010.