Muscat or Amman??
Replies: 3 - Last Post: Mar 19, 2012 1:12 AM Last Post By: rwcookers
Mar 17, 2012 12:34 AM
Im in Dubai on business and have a few days leave at the end of March so Im thinking of catching a flight to Muscat preferably or maybe Amman (definitely need to get out of Dubai!).
Any advice on where and how to travel safely by myself? Anyone know where to hook up with fellow travellers?
Id be gratful for any tips. Thanks so much
Mar 17, 2012 6:03 AM
1I think Amman is the better choice for you. Are you planning to just stay put and do day trips from one place?
With Amman you are far likely to meet up with other solo travellers, if you stay in one of the recommended travellers hostels/hotels, thqn in Muscat. As I remember, there are day trips on offer anyway, so you probably don't even need to find someone to share costs with. Some I can think of off the top of my head would be -
Madaba, Mt Nebo
Or if a little more adventurous, you may even sign on to an overnight tour down to Petra
All this can be done also by public transport as well but if, as you seem, a little nervous then take the hotel organised tours.
Muscat also makes sense as it's a short flight, nice enough city, no tourism hustle bustle. Drawbacks are cost of hotels and if you are wanting to go out of Muscat, only very expensive guided tours. Though, there is an easy bus route to take you to Nizwa, which is excellent for a couple of nights. 2 hours trip and quite a few sights in the town and nearby area.
Read up more on the possible things to see and decide what interests you the most.
Amman will offer more of a contrast with Dubai for you, than Muscat. More exotic, more colourful, more noise.
Mar 17, 2012 8:54 AM
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