Special Offer on Oman UNESCO Book ready to launch on February 14

Do you live in Oman? Would you like a great price on the book ‘Walking through History’? Its all about Oman’s 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Bat, Al Ayn and Al Kutm; Bahla; 5 Aflaj Systems and the Land of Frankincense. Filled with unique colour images and well researched information – this is the first … Continue readingSpecial Offer on Oman UNESCO Book ready to launch on February 14

Oman’s UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Oman has just had three new listings added to UNESCOs Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity inscriptions; adding to the existing four cultural listings. Serving Arabic coffee is an important aspect of hospitality in Arab societies and is a tradition that dates back many centuries. It is considered a ceremonial act of generosity. Naturally the

Oman & Jordan guided small group tour exploring these two ancient monarchies

It’s always a pleasure to travel leading a small group tour. Zegrahm Expeditions, acclaimed for their exceptional programs, have included a guided small group tour to Oman & Jordan in their new tour program, lead by me. The size of this Oman & Jordan escorted tour enables us to organise experiences that may not be available for … Continue readingOman & Jordan guided small group tour exploring these two ancient monarchies

Oman in Bradt Guide’s 2018 ‘Exceptional Places’

Oman has been included in Bradt Guide’s 2018 ‘Exceptional Places’ and the Bradt Guide to Oman is now available worldwide. This annual listing is a recommendation of those countries, cities or regions that Bradt, the award-winning guidebook publisher, feels should be visited. This year’s exceptional places include

Salut, Bahla Oman Archaeological Site near Bisya is well worth visiting - if its made possible by the Oman government

Salut, Bahla Oman the archaeological site is some 26km southwest of Bahla in northern Oman. It may well turn out to be at the centre of the most important archaeological location in Oman. However, it’s hardly known and is, at the moment, not ‘open’ for casual visits. If entry is permitted I have included it … Continue readingSalut, Bahla Oman Archaeological Site near Bisya is well worth visiting – if its made possible by the Oman government

Shisr the location of Ubar Oman

Over 170kms by road north of Salalah is Shisr, an unremarkable settlement on the edge of the Empty Quarter Rub’ Al Khali in southern Oman. It, however, gained fame as the site of Ubar Oman – (the Oman Government prefers the term Wabar which appears to be the name used locally). The archaeological re-discovery achieved front pages