Photos of the GCC Heads of State meeting in Muscat Oman

The GCC Leaders in Muscat Oman

Here, in Muscat, we are hosting the Heads of State from the GCC States in the Oman meeting

GCC Leaders in Oman
GCC Leaders in Oman

– near Al Bustan Palace is a welcome to them all

 

Christmas Greetings from Oman

Special Greetings to you – from Rudolph the Red Nosed Camel and me, here in Oman

Here in Oman, rather than Reindeer, Father Christmas needs to use Camels, sand is quite different from snow of course. Since Father Christmas is no longer as young as he once was, his memory is sometimes poor so he naturally gives all his Sleigh pullers the same set of names.

 Rudolph the Red Nosed Camel in Oman

Rudolph the Red Nosed Camel in Oman

I was lucky to find Rudolph the Red Nosed Camel, just before they set off last year in Oman. The NORAD Santa Tracker will follow his worldwide journey http://www.noradsanta.org/en/home.html .

I know he would want to wish you a very special Christmas and a great New Year for 2009 – as do I.

OMAN Air at Heathrow

Oman Air offers a new route from mid January

Oman Air will be flying into Muscat from Heathrow in 2009. I must admit that the schedule suits me well at Heathrow – leaving at 2130 and getting in to Muscat the following morning at 0845 – the flight from Muscat at 13.20 is equally good and arrives at Heathrow at 1740. But Gatwick I found, on what I have to say will probably be only my second visit in my life, was far easier to get around and the train in from Charing Cross was so easy. I don’t expect they will run both – or will they?

Update – new times (as of 30 Aug 2009 – are depart Heathrow 22.35 and arrive 09.15 and from Muscat to Heathrow depart 13.45 and arrive Heathrow 19.05