The fresh air reminded us of a pristine day in Thyborøn, Denmark. It was unbelievably clear, the sun stung and a thick layer of factor 50 sunscreen was applied. I am sure, the clear air had something to do with the rain which had fallen the night before.
The corniche is touristy but that was okay. There were plenty of signs of history with the watch towers and a fort in the hills above the harbour. Sultan Qaboos of Oman's impressive yacht was moored in the harbour but the Sultan himself was nowhere to be found. An invitation to a nice tour of the bay would have been in order I should think.