Writing by Tony Books by Tony Walsh can be obtained online, magazine articles may be read – through links at the bottom of the page

Bradt Oman Guide Edition 5

Bradt's 5th guide to Oman 2022 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. Available from June 2022 at most online book stores incl Bradt and Amazon. (my earlier 4th Edition of the guide is still available at Bradt and Amazon)  

Land of Frankincense book
Land of Frankincense book

The Land of Frankincense is the guide to the sites associated with Frankincense in Dhofar, Oman. The book includes 8 locations (including 4 UNESCO sites) and the history associated with the resin and tree.

In the UK a full colour interior version is available here (the cover is different).

Available at most online book stores selling physical books incl Amazon. 

Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque
Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque guide book 

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 each individual area in the mosque to include the gardens and both prayer rooms.

In the UK a full colour interior version is available here.

Available at most online book stores selling physical books, incl Amazon. 

eBook Guide to Muscat
eBook Guide to Muscat

The success of the Oman guide resulted in an eBook guide to Muscat. This covers Muscat's background, sites to visit along with information about key hotels and restaurants. This is available as an eBook though a variety of sites.

Four UNESCO Sites in Oman Bat Aflaj Frankincense Bahla
Four UNESCO Sites in Oman

Oman's Ministry of Tourism kindly sponsored this book on Oman's UNESCO sites and three other government ministries supported the content with suggestions. Their input enabled this hardback coffee table book to be published in 2013, with photography by me. Its available through Amazon and in bookshops in Oman.

Sands of Time Cruise Booklet
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.
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 - where I wrote all the text, and provided custom-made maps and most photography. They are up to 75pages in each booklet, to give an idea of the tourism in each governorate (11 in all) in Oman, with a separate booklet for Arabic and English making 22 booklets.

Below are a few magazine articles I have written over the years - if you would like to read them, click on the image and a PDF will open up.

Singapore Air Priority PPS Club Oman by Tony Walsh
Desert Treasures for  Singapore Air Priority PPS Club magazine

Join me on a journey as I took friends of mine from Muscat up into the perfume filled mountain air of Al Jabal Al Akhdar

The Real Garden of Eden - Dhofar
The Real Garden of Eden - Dhofar - The Travel Club

Explore one of my favourite locations in Oman with me - a verdant, hidden valley that flows into one of Oman's UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Abalone of Dhofar for Emirates Open Skies
Abalone of Dhofar for  Emirates Open Skies magazine

Searching out birds along the southern coast of Oman we stumbled across Dhofar's annual abalone harvest.

Whale watching in Oman
Whale watching in Oman for Qatar's  Abode magazine

On dolphin watching trips off Muscat's coast it's common to see dolphin in their hundreds, however on one trip we didn't see a single dolphin; the next day the reason became clear. Read about a double sea trip into the waters off Muscat.