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Omani Silver in the British Museum in the Albukhary Foundation’s rooms

On the Upper floor of the British Museum, Rooms 42–43 house the Albukhary Foundation’s rooms. This cultural institution, founded by Syed Mokhtar Albukhary, is based in Kuala Lumpur and claims to be the largest in Asia dedicated to the arts, culture and heritage of the Islamic world.

British Museum Queen Elizabeth Court - London
British Museum Queen Elizabeth Court

These galleries in the British Museum offer a perspective to the Islamic World, with beautifully laid out displays and as they are off the main flow of visitors, the space is less crowded.

Very unusually, as so many Islamic collections seem to ignore Arabia, the displays include Silver from Oman, some donated Continue readingOmani Silver in the British Museum in the Albukhary Foundation’s rooms

Anantara Salalah April festival at the Mekong restaurant

Transport yourself from Dhofar into Thailand as Anantara Al Baleed Resort Salalah celebrates the Songkran festival at the Mekong restaurant on April 13th.

Songkran festival at the Mekong restaurant.
Songkran festival at the Mekong restaurant.

The Songkran festival is Thailand’s Continue readingAnantara Salalah April festival at the Mekong restaurant

Oman Qatar Trade grows substantially

Trade volume between Oman & Qatar has grown dramatically from USDollars549 Million in 2016 to USDollar1.8Billion in 2019

Remarkably Oman is Qatar’s main destination for its non-Oil products. Currently, there are some 200 jointly owned Omani/Qatari companies in Oman and 350 jointly owned Omani/Qatari companies in Qatar.

Oman Qatar Meeting
Oman Qatar Meeting

Mohsin Khamis Al Balushi of Continue readingOman Qatar Trade grows substantially

Jokha AlHarthi’s Celestial Bodies Man Booker International Prize book

Jokha AlHarthi’s Celestial Bodies is a book about three generations of an Omani family. An almost dreamlike narration of their lives in the town of Al Awafi describes three women, sisters, and their path towards marriage.

Camel Event outside Al Wafi town wall and mosque - Oman
Camel Event outside Al Wafi town wall and mosque – Oman

Asma marries out of duty, Khawla Continue readingJokha AlHarthi’s Celestial Bodies Man Booker International Prize book

Qasr Al Watan in Abu Dhabi a spectacular building to enhance your visit to Abu Dhabi

Qasr Al Watan (Palace of the Nation) in Abu Dhabi is open to the public. Check below for a Dress Code, Map, Information, Video and great Photographs.

Aerial view of Qasr Al Watan courtesy Ministry of Presidential Affairs UAE
Aerial view of Qasr Al Watan courtesy Ministry of Presidential Affairs UAE

Continue readingQasr Al Watan in Abu Dhabi a spectacular building to enhance your visit to Abu Dhabi

Six Senses Hotel Group is brought by Intercontinental Hotels giving the group extra impact on Oman's tourism business

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.

Zighy Bay Hotel Musandam Oman
Zighy Bay Hotel Musandam Oman

Six Senses currently manages Continue readingSix Senses Hotel Group is brought by Intercontinental Hotels giving the group extra impact on Oman’s tourism business

Anantara Valentine’s Day in the Oman Mountains A romantic escape in Oman

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.

Love Above the Clouds
Love Above the Clouds

Let the serene atmosphere inspire Continue readingAnantara Valentine’s Day in the Oman Mountains A romantic escape in Oman

Valentine’s Treats by the Arabian Sea with Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara

Romantic Retreat on the Arabian Sea
Sneak away for your Valentine getaway at the beachfront oasis of Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara .

Villa - Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara
Villa – Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara

Arrive to a special Anantara Continue readingValentine’s Treats by the Arabian Sea with Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara

BUS FROM DUBAI TO MUSCAT revised options from Mwasalat

The Mwasalat Bus from Dubai to Muscat now has a couple of extra pick-up points in Dubai, making travel even easier. Here are details of the Three locations you can get your Mwasalat Bus from in Dubai, with Map and timings.

The timings are from the main terminus at Continue readingBUS FROM DUBAI TO MUSCAT revised options from Mwasalat