A visit to Mumbai is one that will open your eyes. This bustling metropolitan city never sleeps, with a constant flow of traffic all hours of the day and a warm and inviting culture. There are some fine examples of colonial architecture within Mumbai, with many buildings built in Gothic revival, Neo-classical, and Indo-Saracenic styles. You will also notice a number of religious landmarks during your time in Mumbai, with temples, mosques, churches and even synagogues reflecting the cultural diversity. No journey to Mumbai would be complete, however, without trying some of the local cuisine at one of the street markets.
Muscat is the largest city and capital of Oman and has developed following the formation of the three smaller towns of Muscat, Matrah, and Ruwi. Muscat itself is known as the walled part of the city and is the site of many beautiful royal palaces and mosques. Landmarks of particular note include the Al Jalali and Al Mirani forts, which were built in the 16th century during Portuguese occupation. The highlight of your visit will undoubtedly be the stunning Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque – which is the third largest in the world and is simply stunning both inside and out.
Dubai is one of the seven emirates of the United Arab Emirates and, in recent years, has grown into a bustling new tourist destination. There are many theme parks and resorts being built across the city, while the metropolitan centre is home to some of the largest skyscrapers and shopping centres in the world. However, much of Dubai’s traditional heritage has also been kept intact, with landmarks including a wind tower, mosque and a variety of souks all worth visiting.