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”

First woman head of police station in Oman

In the government services area that is bisected by Maydan Al Fath St is the largest of the original Royal Police Stations (ROP) in Muscat.

Shaikha al Hambasiyah
Shaikha al Hambasiyah

Next to the Oil Terminal, main accident Hospital, Police Sports Stadium and Law College, Continue reading “First woman head of police station in Oman”

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’”

12 Days of Christmas in Oman Day Three

One of the original Christmas Gifts and primarily from Oman, Frankincense is a ‘must have’ to bring back home after your visit into the country.

Frankincense Tree Dhofar
Frankincense Tree Dhofar

Frankincense is both Continue reading “12 Days of Christmas in Oman Day Three”

New Leisure Project in Oman

The substantial project in Barka west of Muscat ‘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) www.asaas.om. 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 reading “New Leisure Project in Oman”

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”