Tokyo Taro Restaurant Oman

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.

Toyko Taro mains
Toyko Taro mains

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Jebel Sifah Magazine launch

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.

DJs Rumaitha al Busaidi and Chris Fisher
DJs Rumaitha al Busaidi and Chris Fisher

The magazine is Continue reading “Jebel Sifah Magazine launch”

Masirah Island

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

White Beach Masirah
White Beach Masirah

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Masirah’s new Ferry

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.

Sooty Gulls and Sardines
Sooty Gulls and Sardines

Tickets having Continue reading “Masirah’s new Ferry”

Blue Marlin Marina Bandar Al Rowdha

Lunch for Friday

With the good weather in Muscat, having a sea view while eating seemed a great idea  .

Soup Marina Bandar Al Rowdha
Soup Marina Bandar Al Rowdha

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”

OMRAN’s new Management Team

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.

Mina Qaboos OMRAN
Mina Qaboos OMRAN

This includes Continue reading “OMRAN’s new Management Team”