Writing by Tony – books and magazine articles

Bradt Guide to Oman
Bradt Guide to Oman

Bradt's 4th guide to Oman January 2017 has completely rewritten regional chapters and maps. These cover Oman from the tip of Musandam's peninsula, through to the hotels near the border with Yemen. Read reviews here. 

Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque
Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque

Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque is a guide written for the layperson who wishes to understand more about this superlative building. There is a chapter within the book for individual areas in the mosque to include the gardens and both prayer rooms.  Read reviews here.

UNESCO WHS Oman
UNESCO WHS Oman

Walking Through History covers Oman’s 4 World Heritage Sites (Bahla, Bat, Aflaj & Frankincense). The coffee table hardback book is filled with images, background and site information of each location.

Read reviews here.

Sands of Time Cruise Booklet

This book was a pleasure to work on - as I was also lecturing on a small 100 passenger  'expedition'  ship. In November 2012 I stepped on board the small cruise ship 'Clipper Odyssey' as a lecturer. We cruised between Qatar and Oman and visited the Islamic Museum and Burj Khalifa, in addition to the very familiar places in Oman.
I wrote about the exploration and provided a few images for a souvenir book 'Sands of Time' sent to each participant.

Oman Ministry of Tourism Booklets

These booklets represent a project in co-operation with Oman's Ministry of Tourism.
In 2013, after sponsoring my UNESCO book, Oman’s Ministry of Tourism asked me to provide texts (there would be a separate booklet for Arabic & English) , maps and images for a booklet on Dhofar in southern Oman.
Following that, in 2014 they wanted the same work done for each of Oman’s 10 other governorates.
This was quickly followed by a similar project for Oman's geology.
These booklets, of up to 75pages, give an idea of the tourism in each governorate in Oman.

Below are some magazine and newspaper articles I wrote. Each is available to you as a PDF - click on an image and it will download / open.

Desert Treasures for Singapore Air Priority PPS Club Oman
Tropic of Cancer in Oman
Abalone of Dhofar
Arabian Leopards
Al Hamra Oman
Frankincense in Dhofar
Heritage in Oman
Developing Tourism in Oman
Hadhramaut Yemen
Date Harvest in Oman
Camel Racing in Oman
Whale watching in Oman
Ibri Oman
Calouste Gulbenkian