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Kuwait

Kuwait, home to one of the oldest and most corners of the world-disputed, is best described as a city-state. The growing capital, Kuwait City, is like a magnet: in fact, has been attracting people from within the Bedouin of Arabia, in search of the sea breeze and an escape from recurrent drought, for centuries. Today the metropolis remains an oasis in a land of desert plains, but rather the cultural and epicurean. Excellent museums, a corniche adorned with extravagant hairstyles beaches and restaurants, modern shopping complexes and marinas, and long, lazy retreats at new beach mark the experience of Kuwait City. West of the city of Kuwait is Al Jahara, unfortunately, known for the violence that took place there Iraqi troops retreated during the Gulf War.

Enter a project to build glitzy and another is almost possible to overlook the invasion of Iraq – almost but not quite. A decade has passed, but the Kuwaitis still smarting from the devastating experience and there are many visible reminders of the war (high security around hotels and museums dedicated to the invasion). As such, it is surprising to find that there is little overt animosity between the Kuwaitis and their northern neighbors.

Outside Kuwait City there are few attractions, except in the stations along the coast. The tourist development of the historic island of Failaka is still in the planning stage, desert plains are engaged in oil drilling and, with the exception of Mutla Ridge, there are few distinctive landforms. That said, there is always something to see in a desert, with a little patience and an eye for detail when it comes to the issue of camping ritual, the people of Kuwait have many points of both.

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With its historic triple towers is on a ledge clean, accessible, world-class aquarium and some excellent museums, stunning pieces of architecture sea and land, malls and markets to please the most discerning of buyers or eclectic and a selection of restaurants to whet the appetite of the fussiest palates, Kuwait City is a sophisticated and interesting destination in its own right. Add to its monuments and a layer terrible modern history, the effects resonate invisible under the surface, and not enough to keep everyone, but Old Avatar dedicated intrigued by several days.

Travel to Oman

omanFeel like desert? About 80% of the territory of the Sultanate of Oman is desert. In the regions near the capital Muscat tourist itineraries allow discover strengths, people sheltered in the mountains or a large desert dunes. In the south, the Dhofar region looks like a garden oasis. Among the trips through the desert of Rub ‘al-Khali and along the coast, you can swim in the Indian Ocean.

Breakfast. We begin our tour of the city of Muscat. We will see the Shatti Al Qurum, an elegant residential neighborhood. We walked along the picturesque Corniche Muscat fortified district where you will visit the Museum Al Zubair, a private collection that shows the richness of the history of Oman and its culture rich in tradition. We stop for a tour of magnificent Al Alam Palace, residence of Sultan Qaboos. With him we find one of the sixteenth century Portuguese forts, Mirani and Jalali. We ended the visit Muttrah Souk in where we can find all kinds of shops with traditional Omani items like khanjars, species.

Major credit cards and American Express are accepted in most major businesses. Check with your company credit card the degree of acceptance that this is in Oman and what additional services they offer.

You can withdraw money from an ATM with your credit or debit card. There are about 70 of these ATMs in Oman.
Exchange / ATMs. You can change money at banks and exchange houses in major cities, airports and hotels. Traveler’s checks are easy to change. To avoid additional charges in exchange rates, bring travelers checks in U.S. dollars.

There are no restrictions on the import or export of local or foreign currency. However, the Israeli currency is prohibited and can not be changed. The banking hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Saturday to Wednesday and from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Thursdays. Banks and government offices are closed on Fridays.