Take a drive through Oman’s longest tunnel in the video below.
Jordan enthrals people from around the world, and it certainly worked its appeal on a Jordan Small Group Tour I lead on a tour through the kingdom, to delve into some of its well-known and not so well known features.
Staying at the Intercontinental Amman, it was only a short drive to the site Continue reading “Jordan Small Group Tour exploring this ancient monarchy“
Haitham bin Tariq Al Said has been announced as Sultan of Oman.
Sultan Haitham bin Tariq Al Said was born on Continue reading “Sultan Haitham bin Tariq Al Said”
The much mourned death of Sultan Qaboos now means that Oman’s law of succession comes into force.
Sultan Qaboos, who has ruled Oman since 1970, drew up Continue reading “Succession in Oman after the death of Sultan Qaboos”
The very sad news that H.M. Sultan Qaboos died on 10th January 2020, has been announced. There will be an official period of three days mourning, and all flags in Oman will be flown at half mast for 40days.
Born on 18th November 1940, Qaboos bin Said bin Taimur Al Said was the 14th Al Said ruler of Oman. His father Sultan Said ruled Oman from 1932 to 1970 when, during a civil war in Oman’s southern province of Dhofar, Sultan Qaboos became ruler aged 29.
Sultan Qaboos, the only son of Sultan Said, was Continue reading “Sultan Qaboos died 10th of January 2020 – an Obituary of Sultan Qaboos”
We swooped into Doha for several days Tours in Doha
Coming face-to-face with the Continue reading “Tours in Doha”
Dr Noel Guckian, the former British Ambassador to Oman has died.
He was ambassador to Oman between Continue reading “Dr Noel Guckian has died“
Prince William flew in from Kuwait to visit Oman in early December 2019. Sultan Qaboos met with him in Bait Al Baraka.
On Prince William’s arrival he first went to Khasab where he was received by Sayyid Ibrahim bin Said al Busaidy Governor of Musandam.
Then he flew into Muscat Continue reading “Prince William visits Oman for a short visit after arriving from Kuwait“
Oman’s charms worked their magic on a Small Group Tour of Oman I lead through the Sultanate, to delve into some of its well-known and not so well known features.
In Muscat we were based at The Chedi Continue reading “Small Group Tour of Oman exploring this ancient sultanate“
I enjoyed touring the UAE with a group, seeing some of the old and new that the country has to offer.
We first took an Abra, from Radisson Blu Hotel on the creek, to the old suq in Bur Dubai which is full of interest and colour.
The walk allowed the group to get a taste of Continue reading “Touring the UAE with a group“
Archbishop Francisco Montecillo Padilla – the Vatican’s Apostolic Nuncio (diplomat) to Yemen, Kuwait, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates and Qatar (strangely he doesn’t look after Oman) – and Dr. Ahmed Khamis Masood Al Bahri, director in Oman’s Ministry of Religious Endowments and Religious Affairs of Oman inaugurated St. Francis Xavier Church in Salalah, Oman.
The event was celebrated Continue reading “St. Francis Xavier Church – Salalah Oman”
Steve Backshall is on another Expedition
‘Oman Desert Canyon’ is his destination with the aim “to go places where people have never been before” – but did they?
His first place to visit was Continue reading “Expedition – Oman Desert Canyon by Steve Backshall“
Airbnb took Six Strangers from around the world and sent them on the first Airbnb adventure where you can “ditch the tourist trails and go deeper with wildly unique adventures around the world”. Where would Airbnb send them? 24 hours later they landed in Continue reading “Airbnb Adventures in Oman with Six Strangers from around the world“