Cyclone Mekunu approaches Dhofar Oman and has formed to the south of the southern Oman coast of Dhofar. This Cyclone is relatively weak, with the ‘eye’ disintegrating and forward speed of less than 10kmph. However, the ocean surface temperature remains at over 31c and this will certainly provide an increase in the energy of the … Continue reading “Tropical Cyclone Mekunu approaches Dhofar Oman”
After a drive from Muscat, via Nizwa, we arrived in Dhofar where the tail end of a weak Khareef (Monsoon) season was still evident. Most of Dhofars beaches are soft white sand, beloved by Humans and not surprisingly animals. These
Within the slopes and valleys of the southern mountains of Oman are an extraordinary variety of flora. The plants in Dhofar inhabit an environment that can change from wet cloud soaked biome to bone-dry desert in the period of a few days or meters. Grass dominates the mountain upper plateau while the sea-facing slopes are have … Continue reading “Oman’s famed plants in Dhofar”
Frankincense is such an evocative word for many religious people, but few have a chance to visit the real Land of Frankincense in Dhofar. Its associated with religious ceremonies worldwide and of course with the gifts brought by the 3 Kings, or Wise Men, to Jesus. We flew down to Oman’s
It was a nice surprise to see the familiar face of Allesandro near Salalah. He had previously
The advancing monsoon was descending on Salalah as I spent time there with Hadi Al Hikmani whose passion and work is researching Arabian Leopard in Dhofar. His family keep an extraordinary number of goats below the mountains and they are a potential prey of the Leopard. During a six-hour trek through the mountain’s of Dhofar, … Continue reading “Arabian Leopard in Dhofar”
Driving south to Salalah from Muscat I enjoyed seeing some of the Birds of Dhofar. Several pairs of Red Billed Tropic Birds and a flock of
With cloud cover increasing over the Dhofar coast of Oman I took time to trek through the barren landscape of Dhofar, not on the coast but in the barren mountains towards the desert. Here we passed Frankincense trees rustling in the wind and occasional Fan Tailed Ravens but little else of substance.
In early May, I drove down to Salalah to seek out Nature in Dhofar and camped overnight on the edge of the Empty Quarter desert. Therefore, to urgently rectify my appearance the first stop in Salalah was, as usual
I am absolutely delighted that the International Association for the Study of Arabia (IASA https://iasarabia.org/) gave me the ‘last word’ in their 2022 Autumn Edition (number 29). The IASA is a charitable organisation that exists to advance public knowledge of the Arabian Peninsula, through the promotion of research relating to its cultural and natural heritage.
Sultan Haitham bin Tariq has made a number of Ministerial and other important changes of personnel in Oman. (He also made changes in 2020) Oman’s oil minister
ABOUT TONY WALSH Short Introduction Version Tony Walsh – author ‘Oman’, Bradt Guides 2022 guide to the Sultanate of Oman Tony Walsh is the author of the 2022 Oman guide for Bradt Guides. He lived in Arabia between 1986 & 2016, working primarily in retail and tourism. Since returning to live in England, Tony leads … Continue reading “Tony Walsh – author of Oman guide for Bradt Guides – Podcast Guest”
72dpi & 300dpi author images & Oman guide book cover are at the end of this page. Tony’s bio is below – in 3 text lengths. …—… ABOUT TONY WALSH Short Version Tony Walsh – author ‘Oman’, Bradt Guides 2022 guide to the Sultanate of Oman From 1986 to 2016, Tony lived in Arabia – … Continue reading “Media Page – Tony Walsh – author of Oman guide from Bradt Guides”
Alila Hinu Bay Oman is now taking bookings from 1 May 2021. The property is a 10km drive from Mirbat, a small town east of Salalah International Airport. With an
The world is experiencing transformative change with technology developments, demographic changes, changing consumer habits, environmental and climate change. So to build for the future a new emphasis is needed. Local initiatives to support local people These together with continued inequalities and the immense impacts of the COVID-19 have created a new approach, the