Oman Diaries: The roads of Oman..

Somewhere in the interiors of Oman

Somewhere in the interiors of Oman

Oman is up there in the top 10 countries with the best quality roads in the world. And why am I not surprised?

On the way to Muscat from the interiors

On the way to Muscat from the interiors

Being born and brought up in Oman, I have had the pleasure of being driven on smoothest of highways.

The lovely Baushar - Amerat road constructed by cutting through the hills

The lovely Baushar – Amerat road constructed by cutting through the hills

Constructing roads in Oman is tough work as you can see

Constructing roads in Oman is tough work as you can see

What amazes me is the fact that despite its rocky terrain which would generally increase the cost and the time required to build these roads, Oman has led the way in building a fantastic network of carriageways.

The primary highway in Muscat. This was among the first few highways in Muscat

The primary highway in Muscat. This was among the first few highways in Muscat

With this topography, you find a lot of houses and thus roads in the hills

With this topography, you find a lot of houses and thus roads in the hills

The roads in the interiors of Oman (outside Muscat) particularly in the hills are a real delight.

The journey to Jebel Shams

The journey to Jebel Shams

Wouldn't you want to drive on such roads?

Wouldn’t you want to drive on such roads?

On the way back from Jebel Shams

On the way back from Jebel Shams

So if you have been dreaming of that perfect road trip vacation across the length and breadth of a country, then go for it. Oman is the place to be. You will love driving on those beautiful roads and watching the vast countryside and tracks of emptiness go past you.

Note: This experience is part of the 5 day trip organized for three bloggers by Ministry of Tourism, Oman & Indiblogger from 25th October to 30th October 2014.

Linking to Day Three Blogchatter: Half Marathon

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