Most informative guide who told us about the history of Oman and the importance of Muscat which is still a business port as well as ferry terminal, soon to be moved up the coast. Quite fascinating watching the ships being loaded and unloaded though. We went to the Mosque (dress code cover up from head to toe ladies) and to the bazaar this is a good place to grab your bargains better than the other stops.
Another most informative guide, who told us about the culture of the area, the importance of the oil, schooling etc. we visited another mosque and another spice and then gold bazaar. Abu Dhabi is a new city, do not expect ruins and relics!
Once again a most informative guide, taking us to the fort museum, showing us all the architecture and the shopping malls. Amazing works of art everywhere, but once again this is a new man made city great if you like high rise buildings especially hotels!