Shangri-la Al Husn

It was great to be able to welcome the ‘Travel Management Team’ into Oman again with their corporate clients. After a non-stop flight into Muscat from London the 40 strong group arrived at Shangri-la Al Husn. We had organised a long weekend of rest and relaxation in Oman’s winter sun.

Travel Management Disco Shangri-la Al Husn
Travel Management Disco

The group arrived after Oman had experienced a cooler period of weather. The newspapers and talk here was of Continue reading “Shangri-la Al Husn”

Harley-Davidson Owners Group in Muscat

This week has not only been one celebrating the National Day of Oman but it has had a preponderance of glamorous mechanical equipment on the streets and skies. First off were Britain’s Red Arrows. They come to Oman on a regular basis and perform over the main beach in Muscat.

Harley-Davidson in Muscat
Harley-Davidson in Muscat

The attraction is Continue reading “Harley-Davidson Owners Group in Muscat”

Oman Equestrian Federation

Al Bandar in the Oman Shangri-la resort was the venue for the Oman Equestrian Federation annual presentation ceremony and I was delighted to sit down and enjoy the evening.

Oman Equestrian Federation Dinner
Oman Equestrian Federation Dinner

Oman has a thriving interest in Equestrian affairs and I enjoy the chance to Continue reading “Oman Equestrian Federation”

Ramadhan in Oman

The Holy Month of Ramadhan is a time of abstinence and a period of great joy in Oman and throughout the Islamic world. Throughout the month the daylight fast is broken with ‘Iftar’ which for many men is a light meal eaten as a large gathering in the mosque

All eyes on Prince Charles Mohamed Mahjoub
All eyes on Prince Charles by Mohamed Mahjoub

in a similar fashion to the meal enjoyed by Prince Charles Continue reading “Ramadhan in Oman”

Islamic Art in London

Though the cyclone & heavy rain in Oman during 2007 was a shock, it was extraordinary to then holiday in Britain during some of its worst flooding for many years. Fortunately, apart from a short visit to St Antony’s College in Oxford, I was well away from the flooding. This summer two similar collections of Islamic Art were exhibited in London Continue reading “Islamic Art in London”

Jabal Akhdar Oman

The April heat of Muscat made it great to ascend to the cooler heights of Jabal Akhdar and join Professor Reginald Victor and Mrs Victor with the Environment Society of Oman on a visit to several areas that are included in his long-term  study of the ecosystem of Jabal Akhdar.

Reginald Victor
Reginald Victor

He is so enthusiastic about his subject and managed to include Continue reading “Jabal Akhdar Oman”