Oman Air recently signed a major sponsorship deal with British Football club Chelsea, for three years. The deal with apparently include a specially-designed
co-branded livery, which will be unveiled as part of Oman’s fleet later this year, as well as other promotional content campaigns.
Oman Air with Chelsea FC Livery
Oman Air’s CEO, at that time,
Continue reading “ Oman Air to be right sized says Engineer Saeed bin Hamoud Al Maawali, Oman’s Minister of Transport, Communications and Information Technology and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Oman Air. “
Oman’s infrastructure will be boosted by 2029 explained Oman’s Ministry of Transport Said Al Mawali, speaking with Bloomberg Television as part of the Foreign Investment Forum on Thursday.
Haramain Train Madinah Saudi
A railway system between Oman and neighbouring
Continue reading “ Oman Rail to be running by 2029 “within five years, we will have these rails rolling,”“
Are you planning to travel through the UK (in transit) or visit it without requiring a visa?
Passports and Stamp
If so, you might want to know about the new
Continue reading “ New UK Entry & Transit Requirements being rolled out for many nationalities“
It’s a fantastic way to see Egypt.
The Cairo – Luxor train passes through that narrow strip of fertility on the edge of the desert beyond. The pace is sedate – and the schedule stretches hours beyond the timetable – but isn’t the journey part of the experience.
In Luxor I used a bike to get around –
Continue reading “ CAIRO TO LUXOR BY TRAIN I cycled to see Tutankhamun’s tomb in Luxor – and wandered through the Museums in Cairo.“
In cool winter weather – it was good to explore Bahrain. Staying centrally, near Bab Al Bahrain and the souq – it was a convenient location to see the city.
Beit Al Quran
I first visited
Continue reading “ Exploring Bahrain in nice cool winter weather“
Chinese President Xi Jinping met with Saudi Arabia’s Prince Mohammed bin Salam Al Saud, Oman’s Sayyid Fahd bin Mahmoud Al Said and other Gulf leaders at King Abdul Aziz International Convention Centre on December 9, 2022. This is during the GCC Meeting Riyadh 2022. Despite the attendance of the Chinese President
Continue reading “ GCC MEETING RIYADH 2022 is also attended by Chinese President Xi Jinping“
Oman’s Sultan Haitham bin Tariq issued a royal decree about 2023 official holidays in the Sultanate. They will be
The day Sultan Haitham assumed power (this is a new addition)
Continue reading “ OFFICIAL HOLIDAYS IN OMAN ARE ANNOUNCED for 2023 by Sultan Haitham bin Tariq“
The EU may soon offer Visa free travel to Omani citizens. Draft legislation will have to be endorsed by the full house of the European Parliament. Who knows – perhaps a reciprical arrangement will be made – Visa free travel for EU citizens into Oman…
Visa Entry & Exit stamps UAE & Oman
Khanjar has just been inscribed on UNESCO’s intangible cultural heritage list.
Khanjar & Mobile Phone
This traditional dagger, a
Khanjar, is an important part of Continue reading “ UNESCO LISTS OMAN’S KHANJAR within its listing of craft skills and social practices as part of Intangible Heritage.“
Celebrated on the 18th November – National Day in Oman is also on the Birthday of His late Majesty Sultan Qaboos.
The video below is a Son et Lumière
display Continue reading “ 52nd NATIONAL DAY OMAN Congratulations to Oman on its 52nd National Day “
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 Last Word – IASA Bulletin 2022
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. Continue reading “ The Last Word for IASA my unexpected contribution to the International Association for the Study of Arabia“
I watched the film ‘Moonage Daydream’, the latest, almost psychedelic, David Bowie event.
Moonage Daydream Film
The title is taken from a song, best
Continue reading “ Moonage Daydream – the film freaking out with David Bowie“
I joined the crowds assembled to watch the procession of The Queen’s lying-in-state.
Capt Amy Cooper riding Lord Firebrand
Opposite the Cabinet Office and Foreign Office in London, with an uninterrupted, privileged, view of the procession and sunny weather, it was a grand occasion. Continue reading “ Procession of the Queen’s lying-in-state for Queen Elizabeth“