Anantara Salalah April festival at the Mekong restaurant

Transport yourself from Dhofar into Thailand as Anantara Al Baleed Resort Salalah celebrates the Songkran festival at the Mekong restaurant on April 13th.

Songkran festival at the Mekong restaurant.
Songkran festival at the Mekong restaurant.

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Oman Qatar Trade grows substantially

Trade volume between Oman & Qatar has grown dramatically from USDollars549 Million in 2016 to USDollar1.8Billion in 2019

Remarkably Oman is Qatar’s main destination for its non-Oil products. Currently, there are some 200 jointly owned Omani/Qatari companies in Oman and 350 jointly owned Omani/Qatari companies in Qatar.

Oman Qatar Meeting
Oman Qatar Meeting

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Celestial Bodies by Jokha Al Harthi Man Booker International Prize long list book

Celestial Bodies by Jokha Al Harthi is a book about three generations of an Omani family. An almost dreamlike narration of their lives in the town of Al Awafi describes three women, sisters, and their path towards marriage. Asma marries out of duty, Khawla rejects proposals, waiting for her love and Mayya becomes married following her heart being broken.

Celestial Bodies by Jokha Al Harthy Cover
Celestial Bodies by Jokha Al Harthi Cover

The scene is set as Mayya works at her Singer sewing machine; is this the creation of our story? Asma is intrigued and shocked by lipstick, owned secretly by Khawla. Abdallah describes his visit to Frankfurt. And so stories are interwoven, describing a society being confronted by the new world rushing in. While the book is a good read, what makes this book unique, for Continue readingCelestial Bodies by Jokha Al Harthi Man Booker International Prize long list book

Qasr Al Watan opens in Abu Dhabi a spectacular building to enhance your visit to Abu Dhabi

Qasr Al Watan (Palace of the Nation) in Abu Dhabi is open to the public. Check below for a map, information, video and great photographs.

Aerial view of Qasr Al Watan courtesy Ministry of Presidential Affairs UAE
Aerial view of Qasr Al Watan courtesy Ministry of Presidential Affairs UAE

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