Oman was the first country I traveled to outside of Qatar when I first arrived in the Middle East. I went to Muscat, the capital. It was hot and of course seemed a little exotic. I loved the Rocky landscape, the lengthy coastline and beautiful Wadis to hike and swim in. It is a country of around five million that borders the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Yemen. It has two unique areas apart from its main body. Dibba lies in one of those areas and is cut off from the main part of the country by the UAE. We spent a few days there and took a nice dhow cruise along the coastline. Oman is a peaceful, welcoming place that like other gulf countries relies on petroleum and natural gas to power its economy.