Stopover in Muscat

Booking a last minute trip to Malaysia involved a forty hour stopover in Muscat.  I was able to book a room somewhat close to the airport.  Only on arrival did I realize it was in the Bawshur dunes in the outskirts.  Muscat is not known to be a city for walking, but in early February the temperatures were just in the 20s with a nice breeze off the Gulf of Oman.  I could join Al Ghubrah Street after a short 20 minute walk from my room.  There were no sidewalks but I and some immigrant workers found the median an excellent path.  I followed this to the city and then on to the bay.