Cyclone Luban (Luban is the local Omani name for the Frankincense Tree and its Incense Resin), continues to develop.
The Meteorology authority in Oman issued a statement about Cyclone Luban on Friday 12th Continue reading “Cyclone Luban”
Forbes magazine has released its 2018 list of the ‘Most Influential Women’. Its good to see Oman’s most influential women are included in the list, including a new entrant.
Dominating this list, as their companies do in their fields within Oman, are Amal Continue reading “Oman’s most influential women 2018”
Muscat Festival 2019, Oman’s month-long entertainment and cultural event
Work has started for the Harweel 50MW project for Wind Power in Oman.
General Electric (GE) Renewable Energy, are supplying the turbines for the site, said “road works, civil works and foundation works are currently ongoing”.
The turbines components should arrive Continue reading “Wind Power in Oman”
There are lots of Eid Events in Oman (cultural, family oriented and a horse event) this August 2018 – check them out and some places to see when you visit each.
22nd August 2nd Day of Eid 16:00 – onwards; SUR – N’ama Beach
Sur with its 2 forts Continue reading “11 Eid Events in Oman”
In north-western Oman are the ancient tombs and monuments associated with the UNESCO sites of Bat, Al Ayn and Al Khutm. UNESCO’s International Council on Monuments and Sites describes Bat as ‘the most complete and best-known site of the 3rd millennium BC’.
The sites were inscribed Continue reading “UNESCO sites of Bat, Al Ayn and Al Khutm”
The last month has seen a flurry of activity by Oman that seems to be focused on Iran and a meeting between Donald Trump and Hassan Rouhani.
This may have been set off by a meeting on March 13th James Mattis the USA Defense Secretary met with Sultan Qaboos in Muscat .
Following this meeting On March 16th ‘s Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs Continue reading “Donald Trump and Hassan Rouhani, the Iranian President, might meet”
Oman’s Frankincense would have been the original cash crop if cash had been invented 3,500 years ago; but in those days it was a crop of barter, royal gift or the spoil of war.
The most famous use of Frankincense is Continue reading “Oman’s Frankincense”
Currently, arrival regulations in Oman for tourists include a requirement that the vehicle in which they travel is insured for the territory of Oman.
Insurance may be either taken by Continue reading “Oman may implement tourist health insurance”
With its 2.5 million date palms, Al-Ahsa Oasis is the largest oasis in the world, its now a Saudi Arabia UNESCO site.
The town has a portfolio Continue reading “Saudi Arabia new UNESCO WHS”
Oman is on the verge of having a large new commercial port, Sur Port Oman.
The feasibility study was Continue reading “Sur Port Oman looks ready for construction”
Qalhat in Oman, 22kms north-west of the port town of Sur is Oman’s latest UNESCO World Heritage Site, following from the announcement of Al Ahsa in Saudi Arabia.
Oman’s Royal Oman Police have announced more alterations to Oman’s Tourist Visas.
The 10 day Tourist Visa Continue reading “Oman Tourist Visa period and cost change”
After the British Foundation for the Study of Arabia (BFSA) Annual General Meeting, there was a good chance to listen to Dr Derek Kennet talk about Archaeology in Oman and especially the Iron Age archaeology of a little-studied region in Oman .