Audio slideshow: Exploring Oman's beauty spots

Ali Husain, a Kuwaiti petroleum engineer based in the sultanate of Oman, has been sharing his passion for the outdoors on the photo social media app Instagram.

Ali says his photos attracted a sizeable community of outdoor enthusiasts and now organises small group trips to Oman's largely untouched coastline, mountains and deserts.

Ali adds that the trips, which include hiking and caving activities, provide an escape from the region's political upheavals.

Photos courtesy of Ali Husain (@husaak). Music: Audio Network.

Slideshow production by Abdirahim Saeed and Fahima Abdulrahman.

Watch the audio slideshow in Arabic.