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78).  The Omani Desert    Near Nizwa, Oman (January 2009)

I flew to the Middle East again in 2009 for another mapping project.  After working all week in Abu Dhabi, I rented a tiny car and set off exploring the vast, desert country of Oman.  I spent only three days in Oman but made the most of it, driving over a thousand miles.  Oman is a land of contrasts, with mountains over 10,000 feet high, long beaches, and vast sand dunes.  During my drive I spotted several camels, including this fellow standing beside the road.  Very few Omanis I met spoke English, but they were all warm and gracious to this lone American.