The Times World University have released their rankings for 2016 and within the top 10 in the Arab World is Sultan Qaboos University Continue reading “Sultan Qaboos University in Top10 in Arab World”
a great meal as always in Muscat
This is the original, and still the best, Japanese restaurant in Oman. Located on the Al Falaj Hotel’s 8th floor its a really easy to get to location. I had hoped to get their ‘traditional’ table, but no such luck so we had a standard table and a great meal.
Jebel Sifah is just down the coast from Muscat, but a bit too far to hold the launch for their new magazine, so it was held in the Crafty Kitchen at Madinat Sultan Qaboos.
The magazine is Continue reading “Jebel Sifah Magazine launch”
a short hop from the mainland
We drove onto Masirah into total darkness and arrived into the hotel in time for dinner. The next morning the 60kilometer length of the island would be ours. Rock pools at low tide revealed frightened fish, while the sands occasionally showed elegant Cowrie shells. The white sands of the aptly named White Beach provide a place to swim off
and was where we came across Continue reading “Masirah Island”
and lots of Gulls
Taking a trip over to Masirah Island can now be done on three different boat types. The small fishing boats are super fast, but uncomfortable especially if there is fishing equipment along side; the old flat bottomed ferries which chug over and really feel like an adventure; and the new catamarans with air conditioned passenger areas. We booked the new ferry from their Muscat office and arrived a couple of hours early in Shennah to make certain we caught it.
Tickets having Continue reading “Masirah’s new Ferry”
Lunch for Friday
With the good weather in Muscat, having a sea view while eating seemed a great idea .
We drove down to Marina Bandar Al Rowdha and were fortunate to find our way onto a table overlooking the Continue reading “Blue Marlin Marina Bandar Al Rowdha”
leading the company into a challenging future
OMRAN, the Oman Ministry of Tourism’s subsidiary, is charged with developing the commercial tourism/leisure & similar operations in which the government has a stake. Since 2007 the operation has overseen the expansion of its assets from relatively small properties, such as Ras Al Jinz with 14 bedrooms, to today’s substantial portfolio.
This includes Continue reading “OMRAN’s new Management Team”
Its New Year and a fitting place to finish the 12 days in Oman to watch the SunRise
over the confluence of the Sea of Oman and Continue reading “12 Days of Christmas in Oman Day Twelve”