Car Drops off an Australian Ferry

The original ferries to Masirah Island in Oman are Landing Craft Tank (LCT) type roll-on roll-off ferries. Their shallow flat base makes them ideal to navigate the sand bars between the Oman mainland and Masirah Island. In Australia the crossing to Fraser Island is a similar distance, around 20kms,  and sea condition. Fortunately on the many crossings Ive made to Masirah Island Ive never seen a vehicle drop off – like this one to Fraser Island Australia Continue reading “Car Drops off an Australian Ferry”

Oman is joining the ‘Islamic Military Alliance Against Terrorism’

Reports in many media including separately by Reuters and Bloomberg say that Oman is joining the Saudi-led ‘Islamic alliance against terror’. This alliance is widely assumed a force lead by Saudi Arabia against Iran, despite any doubt suggested by its name.

Sayyid Badr 3rd Left Prince Salman 4th Right thanks to Getty
Sayyid Badr 3rd Left Prince Salman 4th Right thanks to Getty

The timing of the letter signed by Sayyid Badr bin Saud bin Harib al-Busaidi, Continue reading “Oman is joining the ‘Islamic Military Alliance Against Terrorism’”

New Leisure Projects in Oman Omagine near the Airport Muscat

Just west of Muscat Airport is the project owned by Omagine Inc (OMAG.PK) which is partially owned by its Chairman Frank J Drohan, Omagine and Oman Government entity Royal Court Affairs (RCA); this is just under 1 sq km. It has, they say, received finance approval earlier in 2016. This project has been under process since 2007 (opens as PDF) according to their website, when a partnership was formed with J&P Construction. Amongst their Directors is Alan M Matus, who apparently was a director with USA Presidential candidate and reality TV personality Donald Trump.

A similar substantial project in Barka west of Muscat, previously called  ‘Blue City’ is now slightly smaller as its owner since the end of 2015, Muscat Finance Corporation, has provided 1.5sqkm of the 32sq km plot to “Muscat National Development & Investment Company” (ASAAS) . The land will be a sea front entertainment and leisure destination,

For Illustrative Purposes Only
For Illustrative Purposes Only

part of Oman’s thrust towards Continue readingNew Leisure Projects in Oman Omagine near the Airport Muscat

12 Days of Christmas in Oman Day Two

On the second day of Christmas in Oman, what better thing to do than start organising your gifts for those back home. Gold is always special and here is something very different

Gold & Silver Bracelet Mutrah
Gold & Silver Bracelet Mutrah

Gold & Silver Bracelets Mutrah. Silver was the traditional Continue reading “12 Days of Christmas in Oman Day Two”