Author 'Lumixane' (Id 142767 ) : In thirty years, Muscat has seen an unprecedented development. The capital of the Sultanate is indeed gone from the state of small seaside town to a city with modern infrastructure. It spans some thirty kilometers from west to east, rippling rows of white houses on both sides of the expressway that runs through the capital. Skyscrapers are absent from the landscape, however, the gardens are quite frequent. This town is 450 km from Dubai.