Notes on the Geography of Oman: Muscat: Photo 5
Muscat has grown west a dozen miles toward and beyond its airport, so that the historic parts of Muscat and its commercial neighbor, Muttrah, constitute less than a tenth of the built-up area today. The axis of growth coincides with this road, Sultan Qaboos Street. Its landscaping is reminiscent of Singapore, despite Muscat's having less than five inches of rain annually.
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