Intercontinental Hotels (IHG) has purchased the award-winning Six Senses brand from private equity fund Pegasus Capital Advisors for USD 300 million. The sale includes the management of Six Senses 16 hotels and resorts, along with Spas and subsidiary groups Evason and Raison d’Etre. Following the acquisition, Six Senses is now expected to grow to 60 hotels within the next 10 years.
Tour of Oman 2019 starts on 16th February,
with 18 teams including Astana from Kazakhstan, whose Alexey Lutsenko won the race in 2018. This is the Continue reading “TOUR OF OMAN 2019 Cycle Race will have 18 UCI Teams “
Love Above the Clouds with Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar.
Raise romance to new heights at dramatic mountain retreat the Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar.
Let the serene atmosphere inspire Continue reading “Anantara Valentine’s Day in the Oman Mountains A romantic escape in Oman“
Romantic Retreat on the Arabian Sea
Sneak away for your Valentine getaway at the beachfront oasis of Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara .
Arrive to a special Anantara Continue reading “Valentine’s Treats by the Arabian Sea with Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara“
The Mwasalat Bus from Dubai to Muscat now has a couple of extra pick-up points in Dubai, making travel even easier.
The timings are from the main terminus at Continue reading “BUS FROM DUBAI TO MUSCAT revised options from Mwasalat“
An idyllic little Valentines Day in Oman bolthole for two?
Alila Jabal Akhdar is your hideaway! Pull back the curtains of this superbly spacious first floor Mountain View Suite and Continue reading “Valentines Day in Oman LOVE AMONGST THE CLOUDS“
The Oman budget is approved with expenditure of OMR (Omani Rials ) 12.9 billion (USD33.5billion)
Anantara Al Baleed Resort Salalah celebrates New Year in Oman’s sub-tropical south of Dhofar with cocktails under starry skys.
A fabulous live-band leads up Continue reading “Anantara Al Baleed Resort Salalah New Year 2019“
A Ferry Service for Oman from Qatar and Kuwait might be launching soon.
This seems to be being organized from Continue reading “FERRY SERVICE FOR OMAN FROM QATAR? as Qatar is trying to establish a Ferry Service“
Oman Taxi Fares for the vehicles coloured orange and white, maybe metered from 2019. There are apparently 36,000 of these taxis in Oman with around 20,000 operating in Muscat.
This will mean that all taxis in Oman will have a type of metered fare system.
The proposal is that the fares will be 300baisa (Omani Rial 0.300) for the initial hire and 130baisa (Omani Rial 0.130)per kilometre; with a minimum fare of Rial Omani 1.000. No detail was given regarding the mini-buses which carry up to 13 passengers. A waiting fee of 50baisa per minute will be levied, though as most journeys are simply flagged down this is unlikely to need to be calculated. As most journeys are made sharing the taxi with other passengers, with passengers getting out and joining throughout the journey, the taxi fare is expected to be shared amongst passengers. This sharing will be extremely difficult to operate by meter as few journeys are made with the same passengers from start to finish, people flag the taxi down to get in or off at random places.
The minimum fare is 5 times higher than that for an individual passenger on a short journey.
UPDATE 6th Feb 2019
The government has announced (clarified) that although the taxis must have the meter activated at the start of a hire (journey) it is possible for passengers and the driver to agree the fare by negotiation, presumably done before the journey starts.
Therefore the situation is that while meters must by turned on for each journey (it’s not clear if this is reset each time a person enters a shared taxi) – the actual fare can be negotiated.
High in the mountains of Oman Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar celebrates New Year 2019 with an array of fun-filled activities and entertainment for the whole family throughout the resort; all under the experienced eye of the hotel’s new General Manager, Dagmar Symes.
Until 9 January 2019 kids can explore Continue reading “Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar celebrates the end of 2018 and New Year 2019“
Mwasalat Taxi has announced more reductions to its Muscat Airport Taxi charges.
Sunday to Thursday 06:00-22:00
The base fare will be Omani Rial 2.500
with a kilometre charge 300 baisa for every km (from 1 km to 30 km)
Sunday to Thursday 22:00-06:00
and weekends (Friday & Saturday) and Public Holidays
The base fare will be Omani Rial 3.000 with a kilometre charge 300 baisa for every km (from 1 km to 30 km) which is the same as normal charges.
The new JW Marriott Muscat is likely to open by mid-summer 2019.
This is a push back from a 2018 opening that was originally planned. Financed by Qatar National Bank the hotel is located within the Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre. The Continue reading “JW Marriott Muscat opening 2019“