Oman Air’s 2016 financial results.

Oman Air has issued its 2016 financial statement.

Oman Air’s chairman H.E. Darwish bin Ismail bin Ali Al Balushi highlighted the introduction of 4 new Boing 737-800s which will give a total of 47 aircraft within the fleet. This lead to a total of 7.7million passengers using Oman Air,

Oman Air over Azaiba in Muscat
Oman Air over Azaiba in Muscat

an increase of 21% over 2015 with an increase in available Continue reading “Oman Air’s 2016 financial results.”

Including local experiences in the Bradt Guide to Oman

Writing the revision for the Bradt Guide to Oman – Experiences that could and could not be included for a difficult area to deal with.  I needed not only focus on finishing the text & maps but also change my viewpoint of Oman’s tourism.

Bait Al Zubair Museum
Bait Al Zubair Museum

Previously, for my tour company organising a visit into a museum in Oman for tourists would be pre-planned in a basic tour, a special visit to Honey Bee keeper Continue reading “Including local experiences in the Bradt Guide to Oman”

Oman Visa regulations are revised

Tourist Visa regulations for Oman have just been revised by the issuing authority, the Royal Oman Police (ROP) , on both effective price and period.

Visa Entry & Exit stamps UAE & Oman
Visa Entry & Exit stamps UAE & Oman

READ A REVISION ANNOUNCED 24 JUNE 2018  TO SOME OF THE DETAILS BELOW 
Previously a 10 day tourist visa was available, on demand at the place of arrival for many nationalities, it cost Rial Omani 5 Continue reading “Oman Visa regulations are revised”

Oman’s Top 5 things to do in May

May can often be Oman’s hottest month and temperatures over 40c are frequent. This means that Oman’s Top 5 things in May activities need to be selected to take the heat into account.

Ice Skating Oman Oman’s Top 5 things in May
Ice Skating Oman

Though spending time in one of Oman’s almost innumerable Continue reading “Oman’s Top 5 things to do in May”

Ad Duqm Port and Free Trade Zone

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 Ad Duqm Port and Free Trade Zone Ad Duqm (Duqm SEZA) hosted Oman Wanfang LLC, a Chinese company, for a signing ceremony on the 19th April for Oman Wanfang to develop 1,172 hectares of land adjacent to Ad Duqm’s port as Oman China Industrial Park at Ad Duqm.

China-Arab Wanfang Sign at Ad Duqm Port and Free Trade Zone
China-Arab Wanfang Sign

Ad Duqm is a key part of Oman’s renewed focus Continue reading “Ad Duqm Port and Free Trade Zone”

Oman appears in the Top 5 safest travel destinations reports World Economic Forum

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
Tourists Celebratory Tea Break in Oman

According to the World Economic Forum Continue reading “Oman appears in the Top 5 safest travel destinations reports World Economic Forum”

Wallace Collection and Daunt Books

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
Hertford House – London

Gifted to Britain by Lady Wallace in 1897, the collection was Continue reading “Wallace Collection and Daunt Books”