Greetings from Muscat, Capitol City of the Sultanate of Oman. Please excuse the mosque being a bit skew-whiff, but I don't have the correction software at hand.
The temperature is 19 - 23 degrees C (in Summer it will go up to 56!), there's barely a cloud in the sky and it's delightful! Even more delightful; the electric plug points are all British Standard, so I don't have to use those silly travel adapters.
The overall backdrop is the rugged and dramatically shaped mountains you can see in the background. They are never out of sight, and the roads frequently cut through the mountains, or curve around the troughs in between the peaks. Oman occupies a narrow strip of land between the sea and the mountains. Behind the mountains is the desert of Saudi Arabia. Do have a look at the atlas to see what I mean.