OMAN NEWS

Rimal al Abhyad: The best terrain for off-roading in Oman

This hidden wadi is an off-roader’s paradise, and an adrenaline junkie’s best-kept secret. Y’s Shaquel al Balushi takes us there. Rimal Abyadh is a wadi that is often spoken of in hushed tones – at least of late, due to its prominence among four-wheeling thrill-seekers. Known to be one of the top spots in the [...]

Jebel Shams: Exploring the highest peak in Oman

Shaquel Al Bulushi explores the grandeur and rising ridges of Jebel Shams on a road-trip to new heights. Jebel Shams, also known as the ‘mountain of the rising sun’, is one of Oman’s best-kept secrets. Considered a quick weekend getaway for Muscat city-folk, it’s a locale that deserves more recognition. After all, at 3,028 metres, [...]

The mystical coastal town of Darsait

Shaquel al Balushi enjoys a warm wallow of nostalgia in a neighbourhood that reminds him of his homeland. Having been all around Muscat over the past four years, there’s one place that occupies a special place in my heart… Darsait. There is nothing quite like this tiny yet vibrant city neighbourhood, which is often referred [...]

MINISTRY OF TOURISM LOOKING TO REORIENT TOURISM STRATEGY, FOCUSES ON NON-TRADITIONAL MARKETS

MUSCAT - Oman is looking to open its tourism market by attracting tourists from China, Russia and neighbouring Iran. To make inroads, the Ministry of Tourism will be establishing tourist representative offices in Iran, China and Russia and reorient its strategy of just attracting tourists from its traditional source markets in Europe. The ministry currently promotes [...]

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ESSENCE OMAN – OMAN TOURISM EXHIBITION 2018

Essence of Oman – Oman Tourism Exhibition 2018 is the first edition of Oman's largest premier Tourism Expo, aiming to promote and develop the sustainability of tourism in the Sultanate, and showcase Oman as a top global destination for investment, business and leisure. The exhibition will focus on tourism development, adventure tourism, sustainable heritage tourism, [...]

Muscat Real Estate & Investment Exhibition

We look forward to welcoming you from 24-26 September, 2018! Muscat Real Estate & Investment Exhibition is a trade Exhibition specialized in highlighting on the recent evolutions of real estate and tourism investment projects in the Sultanate and all the countries of the world. This exhibition will be a definite opportunity to make a new [...]

Modern Family Consumer Expo

Modern Family Consumer Expo is an international consumer exhibition designed to be a one-stop shopping destination for individuals and families. It offers an extensive range of unique and high-quality products from all over the world—from shoes and bags, perfume, cosmetic and fashion accessories, toys and gift items, to handicraft, home decor, food and kitchen products, [...]

VALERY GERGIEV WITH THE MARIINSKY THEATRE ORCHESTRA AND CHORUS

Valery Gergiev reigns as one of the world’s most illustrious conductors. In 1988, at the age of thirty-four, Gergiev was appointed artistic director of the Mariinsky Theatre and is single-handedly credited with elevating the institution beyond its historic greatness. At ROHM, Gergiev will conduct the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra and Chorus in two magnificent works: the [...]