The design of the new National Museum of Qatar is based on the crystal structure of the Desert Rose, a small accretion of gypsum and sand. It surrounds the original National Museum which was in its turn twentieth-century palace of Sheikh Abdullah bin Jassim Al Thani. The new building is formed of interconnected discs and designed by the architectural firm Jean Nouvel.
The intention is to Continue reading “Doha’s Museums”
Oman Aquarium, located in the ‘Mall of Muscat’ in Oman’s capital city, Muscat is opening today.
Read more below including Pictures, Timings, Entrance Prices and a Map of location.
This will be three floors in height with Continue reading “OMAN AQUARIUM”
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.
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 reading “Omani Silver in the British Museum in the Albukhary Foundation’s rooms“
Bayt Ar Rudaydah Castle was constructed by Imam Sultan bin Saif bin Malik Al Ya’rubi, a ruler of Oman who died in 1680 AD.
It’s a typical fortified mansion in Oman, with the main building having Continue reading “Bayt Ar Rudaydah in Birkat Al Mawz open to the public“
London was in bloom
for the International Media MarketPlace 2019, at the Continue reading “International Media MarketPlace 2019 the TravMedia event“
Transport yourself from Dhofar into Thailand as Anantara Al Baleed Resort Salalah celebrates the Songkran festival at the Mekong restaurant on April 13th.
The Songkran festival is Thailand’s Continue reading “Anantara Salalah April festival at the Mekong restaurant“
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.
Mohsin Khamis Al Balushi of Continue reading “Oman Qatar Trade grows substantially“
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.
Asma marries out of duty, Khawla Continue reading “Jokha AlHarthi’s Celestial Bodies Man Booker International Prize book“
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.
Check out this great idea by Janardhan Havanje. It’s ‘Yoshi the Fish’ a Plastic Swallowing Fish sculpture
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“