Tony Walsh, author about Oman and Arabia.
For over 30 years I worked in Arabia, during that time I managed BHS department stores in Saudi Arabia and later set up my own import, wholesale & retail business in Oman. I then focused on inbound tourism; when this was temporally disrupted by USA action in Afghanistan and Iraq I provided the USAF with construction services for their 2 Oman bases.
Along with tours I authored books about Oman, including an Oman government-funded coffee-table book on Oman's UNESCO sites and the ministry's own series of booklets on Oman's governorates.
No longer living in the region I continue to write about it, returning to lead small group tours, focusing on a varied general interest program, that includes the best of a country from its nature to archaeology.
I have travelled widely through the area on land and sea, visiting Syria south to Yemen (this visit I made to Yemen was the subject of my 1st blog post) and Egypt east to Iran.
Onboard cruise ships in the Arabian Sea region (from Salalah in Oman through to Bahrain), I give speaking services to add to the passengers understanding of the region.