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Photo outtakes from our editor's recent trip to Oman and Abu Dhabi, which he writes about extensively in the May 2017 Hideaway Report.
Oman is steeped in ancient history and culture while Abu Dhabi is an ultra-modern city-state. Both have recently given rise to spectacular new hotels.
Cut off from the rest of Oman by 75 miles of the UAE, the Musandam increasingly attracts foreign visitors. Six Senses Zighy Bay is my hotel of choice there.
The May 2017 Hideaway Report follows our travels to Oman and Dubai, where we find three new luxury hotels to recommend.
This month our editor discovered four fine inns in Northern California, and also visited the ancient country of Oman and the ultra-modern Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
More than any other Middle Eastern state, Oman has achieved equilibrium between its ancient Arabian culture and modernity.