The Ministry of Transport and Communications opened the Al Fai-Al Wajajah road on Monday. The road starts from Shinas in the Governorate of Al Batinah North and ends in Al Fai village in the Governorate of Al Buraimi.
DON’T LET MOSQUITOES, INSECTS RUIN YOUR KHAREEF HOLIDAYS
Though fresh water lakes are tempting, experts advise to avoid swimming in them because they are unchlorinated and can be breeding ground for mosquitoes and other insects who thrive immensely during the khareef season in Salalah.
Quintessential Marquetry: Intricate artistry on wood
On a recent visit to Muttrah Souk, intricately carved wooden jewellery boxes caught my eye. Decorated with typically Islamic geometric patterns and inlaid with shell and bone, the impossibly detailed designs made me wonder about the skill of the artisans and the amount of time and effort that must have gone into creating them. It [...]
Over 11K tourists visit Jabal Akhdhar during Eid holiday
Muscat: There was a huge influx of tourists at a number of destinations of the Sultanate during Eid Al Fitr holiday. Tourists enjoyed natural elements of the country and saw its heritage in a family atmosphere.
Ministry of Tourism plans for more tour guide Omanisation
Muscat: The Ministry of Tourism has said that as part of efforts to Omanise jobs that relate to the Sultanate’s culture, it will always strive to push for Omanisation of tour guide jobs based on languages.
MUSCAT: The total revenue of hotels in the three-to-five-star category rose by 10.4 per cent to RO 71.3 million till the end of March 2019 compared to RO 64.6 million for the same period the previous year.
Old mosque in Nizwa tells fascinating tales of the past
The ash-Shawadina mosque of al Aqr District in Nizwa is amongst the oldest mosques in Oman. Its different features have a lot to tell about history through its architectural structure, script, motifs and the decorative pieces used in the focal point – its mihrab.
MUSCAT – From extreme sports, hot-air ballooning to via ferratas, trekking and caving, the Ministry of Tourism (MoT) along with other stakeholders is working to make Oman one of the top sports and adventure destinations in the world.
AN Omani man mending fishing net or a lady’s hand-sewing a ‘kuma’ cap are perfect photo opportunities. But an IT professional based in Muscat with an eye for detail has given a different meaning by catching them on frame.
Musandam petroglyphs offer a glimpse into Oman’s ancient past
Petroglyphs are carvings created by scratching and chipping the surface of rocks. These ancient etchings were made by ‘artists’ who scratched or removed the top layer of the rock’s surface with a sharp tool.
Oman Aquarium cuts entry fee by half for three categories
Muscat: Students, families receiving social security and people with special needs will now be able to visit the aquarium at Mall of Muscat for half price, according to the chairman of Al Jarwani Group.
Preview plan to let you enjoy Oman’s snow park before its opening
Muscat: Oman’s first snow park is set to open by the end of this year at Mall of Muscat, but visitors can look forward to a preview over the summer months, according to the chairman of Al Jarwani Group.
MUSCAT – To boost tourism and spread the culture of tourism among school students, the Ministry of Tourism (MoT) in cooperation with the Ministry of Education (MoE) organised an art exhibition in North Batinah.
Divers reveal challenges of exploring Portuguese shipwreck off Oman
Muscat: The leader of the diving team which discovered, off the coast of Oman, a fifteenth century mariner’s astrolabe and ship’s bell has shared the experience and challenges they faced during their expedition.
Muscat Airport’s prime lounge smashes one year target in style
Muscat: The state-of-the-art lounge that offers ultimate comfort round the clock at the Muscat International Airport has smashed its projected target and welcomed 350,000 travellers in its first year of business.
MESSAGE OF ISLAM EXHIBITION TO TOUR OMAN FOR 5 YEARS
MUSCAT – After travelling to more than 35 countries across the world, the Message of Islam Exhibition will travel to different wilayats of the sultanate for five years. These exhibitions will be held in different castles and forts.
Muscat: The 29ith edition of Comex exhibition kicks off next Sunday, under the patronage of Sayyid Kamil bin Fahad Al Said, Assistant Secretary-General for the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister for the Council of Ministers.
Muscat: The total revenue of Omani hotels in the three-to-five-star category rose by 14.3% to RO 22.7 million till the end of January 2019 compared to RO 19.8 million for the same period of the previous year.
Enaam Ahmed’s solo exhibition Faces of Memory at Gallery Sarah that opened on Wednesday is a showcase of Omani customs and traditions put together in a collection of artworks rendered in hues of nostalgia.
Watching Omani artist Aflah al Rashdi work with a brush on canvas reminds one of a graceful dancer. The canvas as his stage, he navigates around it so easy one would think he was more playing than actually painting.
TOURISM ARRIVALS TO RISE 5% ANNUALLY BY 2023: REPORT
MUSCAT – Tourism arrivals to Oman will increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of five per cent between 2018 and 2023 to 3.5mn, according to data released ahead of Arabian Travel Market 2019 (ATM),
Sold-out inaugural Haute Route Oman event gets underway this weekend
Muscat: The first ever Haute Route Oman is all systems go, with a sold out entry of 265 road cyclists set to take on the challenging course through the Sultanate, scheduled to start Friday, 1 March 2019.
OMAN EXPECTS DOUBLE-DIGIT GROWTH IN TOURISTS FROM INDIA
MUSCAT – Oman is expecting a double-digit growth in the number of tourist arrivals from India, its second-highest source market, in 2019 as it pushes to make the sultanate a preferred destination for Indian travellers.
#ReadersResponse: Omanis will reap the rewards of national tourism drive
Residents and citizens in Oman are looking forward to seeing Oman turn into a thriving tourism destination, after Oman Aviation Group drew up plans to attract up to 40 million passengers into the country by 2030.
– Oman is the go-to place for those seeking adventure. While the wadis draw visitors who love treks and walks, the mountains attract those interested in rock climbing or simply driving up the circuitous route to reach the dizzy heights.
TOURISM COMPANY DONATES PAINTING TO NATIONAL MUSEUM
MUSCAT – Wings of Luxury, a company operating in the Omani tourism sector, has donated to the National Museum a painting of an international artist Patrick Mougeot. The painting has been done using oil on canvas.
While seeking the cooperation of the public in keeping a healthy and clean city, the Muscat Municipality has issued a strong warning to those responsible for the sewage water that spill out to the streets.
Muscat: Oman will be hosting its first beach carnival next month at Sur Al Hadid in Al Seeb, Oman Tourism has announced.According to officials the carnival is scheduled to take place from March 7 – 9, 2019.
MOT TO PROMOTE ADVENTURE TOURISM ACTIVITIES, FACILITIES IN MUSANDAM
MUSCAT – In its efforts to create high quality tourism experiences in Musandam, the Ministry of Tourism (MoT) is planning to promote adventure tourism and support setting up new hotels in the governorate.
LIWA: Fazah Castle is one of the historical and archaeological monuments in the Wilayat of Liwa. It is located between the foothills of the village of Fazah, one of the mountain villages in the wilaya.
Muscat: The Environment Society of Oman (ESO) organised a beach clean-up on Masirah Island. Over 190 tonnes of waste mainly consisting of old fishing gear and nets, ropes and fishing lines were removed.
Salalah, Jan 23 – The wetlands of Dhofar are seeing a huge turnout of migratory birds providing a treat for the bird lovers. Most of the lagoons in the governorate are favourite habitats for the winged visitors.
Last week was a very important milestone for the Royal Opera House Muscat complex, as the building growing up on the other side of the road for the past four years has finally been completed and opened.
New City Centre Suhar to drive growth in South Al Batinah
Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia, formally launched the City Centre Suhar — its fourth shopping and leisure destination in Oman.
Muscat: Total revenue of Omani hotels in the three-to-five-star category rose by 8.5 per cent to RO 188.7 million in the first 11 months of 2018 compared to RO 173.9 million for the same period of the previous year.
Mudhaibi excavations reveal Bronze Age civilizations
Muscat: The excavations at Ghoreen in the Wilayat of Al Mudhaibi revealed the existence of two ancient civilizations dating back to the early Bronze Age; one from 2000-3500 BC and another from 3500 to 2000 BC.ِ
The year 2019 is considered an important for Al Wusta governorate, which raises high expectations from Duqm in general and particularly its airport, to bring in more aircraft, especially cargo flights.
Muscat: The Ministry of Transport and Communications will celebrate tomorrow Monday the official opening of Duqm Airport under the auspices of Sayyid Hamoud bin Faisal al Busaidi, Minister of Interior.