شوف (arabic) shoof: look! see! (english)
You cannot say you have truly seen Oman if you have not driven through a wadi. These river beds, found all over Oman, are dry for long periods of the year but when it rains huge torrents of water cascade through thema and they should be avoided. They are not all rocks and boulders; my favourite one, Wadi Aydam in Dhofar, southern Oman is mainly sand, dried up mud and pebbles. You can read about one of our visits here.
The Sultanate of Oman is a truly wonderful country, full of beautiful places to visit and interesting things to see. Some tourists are content to spend their holidays within the confines of their luxurious Arabian styled 4 star hotels, and there is nothing wrong with that. However if you get yourself out there you might find something unusual, quirky or bizarre to photograph and as a bonus, any Omanis you encounter will bowl you over with their kindness and hospitality.
I have traveled extensively throughout the Sultanate and not seen half of all there is to see. Will you follow me and شوف Oman?