The next few days we spent visiting, Atlantis The Palm, The Dubai Creek, The Souks, and most of all, the Shopping centers! The Dubai Mall the largest shopping center in the world with its own underwater world! Next was, Mall of the Emirates with its own Ski Slope! The only thing is you need a week in each one to see it all! then onto the ali buttali Mall but this one got our attention with three worlds all themed in there own country, India, China, and Egypt just amazing! I was in shopping Heaven! But all in all Dubai is Something Special! So clean, 6 lane freeways, & the people are all so nice. Then it was time to say goodbye to Dubai as we boarded our cruise ship Royal Carribean Brillance of the Seas, our suite with our own balcony what a view! Breathtaking, and even more so when we woke up at 6am! Our curtains drawn! The waters so calm, awesome, no cares, no stress! Now we are sitting in the dining room having breakfast literally over the ocean on a overhang section of the deck! Sailing on to our first port of call Muscat Oman, all we can see is a mountain after mountain of rock just a site! & there's Muscat old and new buildings all palaces and forts, we get off the ship to the waiting shuttles to take us to the town where the taxis waiting for tours of the town, so we shared the taxi with a lovely couple from Columbia but have lived in Miami for the past 30 years, this town was just like a postcard every corner we drove was immaculate, palaces, forts, castles, and hotels that were filled with marble and chandeliers, the roads were even decorated with palms, flowers, green green grass, but behind dark rocky mountains not a bush or tree! All this was built through this rocky mountains unbelievable. The cars were Mercedes , porches, Lexus, bentleys, rolls Royce's a place so Rich but yet there is so many poor hungry people just close by! This place really blew us away! Back on board for the next 6 days of sea with so much to do, dancing classes, bingo, seminars, casino, golf, adults only spa and gym, shopping malls, and nightly entertainment. We have been so lucky with the weather and calmness of the ocean doesn't even feel as though we are in the ocean on a cruise?