May can often be Oman’s hottest month and temperatures over 40c are frequent. This means that activities need to be selected to take the heat into account.
Ice Skating Oman
Though spending time in one of Oman’s almost innumerable
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Ad Duqm was once, only a few years ago, a small village with a couple of shops, an equal number of local restaurants and it was a cash economy with not even a bank. However times have changed and Oman’s port and industrial zone in
Ad Duqm (Duqm SEZA) hosted Oman Wanfang LLC for a signing ceremony on the 19th April for the Chinese company to develop 1,172 hectares of land adjacent to Ad Duqm’s port.
China-Arab Wanfang Sign
Wanfang is a consortium of six private
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For a safe holiday destination, it seems Finland is the place to go, however for those who crave winter sun, there is a far more appealing option, Oman.
Tourists Celebratory Tea Break in Oman
According to the World Economic Forum
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Just north of crowded Oxford Street in London is probably the most opulent single collection of decorative arts in Britain, the Wallace Collection in Hertford House.
Hertford House – London
Gifted to Britain by Lady Wallace in 1897, the collection was
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With work underway the opening on the new Muscat Hills Intercontinental Hotel Resort and Spa
Building Works INTERCONT Hotel Muscat Hills
will add to Oman’s
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North of London’s centre for Lawyers is Lincoln’s Inn Fields one of London’s great public squares.
Sir John Soane’s Museum
It’s where one of London’s oldest and nicest Museums, Sir John Soane’s Museum, is located. Despite the good weather I had a
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Oman is a destination for migratory birds during Spring and Autumn. Some pass through, others like White Storks and Steppe Eagles overwinter in Oman using it as a food larder and return to breeding grounds to the north. But there are some that come to Oman and breed, and included in these are the Sooty Falcon, Falco concolor.
Sooty Falcon Falco concolor – Oman
The Sooty Falcon is a medium-sized falcon with, as its name suggests, a colour that is a shade of grey, perhaps
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The world’s largest retailer, Amazon, is about to plunge into the
Middle East with a US$ 700million appx purchase of Souq.com the Dubai based online retailer.
Amazon to enter Middle East Market
Though there are numerous other similar
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Sunny weather made for a great visit to Saffron Walden, about 90kms north of central London. The town is some 1000 years old with evidence of older settlement dating from the Roman period (43-600AD).
St Mary the Virgin, Saffron Walden from Bridge End Gardens
The age of the town is reflected in its delightfully
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Oman has some wonderful experiences during April.
There will be a several day long Camel event at As Suwayq 2-6, 2017; including the Ardha 2 man event.
Camel event Oman
The races are in the morning, well before
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Staying at Anantara Al Baleed Salalah, (Scroll down for Video of car on road) Audi has just completed
Audi arrives at Anantara Al Baleed @AudiUKpress
a Press launch in Oman
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Faces Magazine did a fantastic double page spread on the
Bradt Guide to Oman.
FACES MAGAZINE writes about the Bradt Guide to Oman
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With the BBCs Top Gear series 24 due to start on March 5th Matt LeBlanc of Top Gear explains about the filming he did in Oman and Dubai. ‘That was really fun.
Top Gear Oman by z336
There was a supercar
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Sultan Qaboos who as well as being Oman’s Head of State is also the country’s Prime Minister and Foreign, Defence & Finance Minister. The country has had a Deputy Prime Minister H.H Sayyid Fahad bin Mahmood Al-Said who frequently chairs cabinet meetings whose members include the Cabinet Ministers responsible for Foreign, Defence & Financial affairs.
Sayyid Asa’ad bin Tariq Al Said (Left)
On March 2nd
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Gearing up for a late Autumn opening is the Kempinski Muscat. The hotel is one of the key tenants of Al Mouj Muscat the residential enclave in the west of Muscat.
Kempinski Muscat www.woodsbagot.com (Artists concept)
Like AlMouj, the Kempinski Muscat’s ultimate owner is Oman’s government though Omani Hospitality Company. Set on the community beach that extends for a couple of kilometres towards AlMouj Golf, the PGA
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