The next day I drove back along the inland road, stopping at Wadi Bani Khalid and the Wahiba sands on the way back. The wadi was much more accessible, with picnic tables all around and beautiful deep pools. The sands were a deep ochre-orange-red color. I only stayed a few minutes, being in a hurry to get to the airport.
The house or office building in the photo was one of a serious of identical ones just outside one of the towns I passed.