The IASA is a charitable organisation that exists to advance public knowledge of the Arabian Peninsula, through the promotion of research relating to its cultural and natural heritage. Continue reading “The Last Word for IASA my unexpected contribution to the International Association for the Study of Arabia“
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“
‘THE LAND OF FRANKINCENSE’ (full colour version in UK), MY NEW BOOK, explores key locations associated with Frankincense in Dhofar, including the four UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Locations such as Wadi Andhur, Continue reading “LAND OF FRANKINCENSE is my Guide Book to historic places in Dhofar Oman associated with Frankincense – “
The offer for me to fill the vacant Presidential seat at the Book Fair London 2018 got turned down,
though I guess the new book by Bill Clinton and James Patterson ‘The President is Missing’ will Continue reading “London Book Fair 2018”
Oman has been included in Bradt Guide’s 2018 ‘Exceptional Places’ and the Bradt Guide to Oman is now available worldwide.
This annual listing is a recommendation of those countries, cities or regions that Bradt, the award-winning guidebook publisher, feels should be visited.
This year’s exceptional places include Continue reading “Oman Guide Book for 2018 ‘Exceptional Places’”
Writing the revision for the Oman Guide for Bradt – Experiences that could and could not be included, turned out to be a difficult area to deal with. I needed not only focus on finishing the text & maps but also change my viewpoint of Oman’s tourism.
Previously, for my tour company organising a visit into a museum in Oman for tourists would be pre-planned in a basic tour, a special visit to Honey Bee keeper Continue reading “Including local experiences in the Oman Guide for Bradt”
Oman Guide for Bradt in Faces magazine with a double page article.
Warm sunny days and a hot keyboard! My Oman Guide Book for Bradt rewrite is very intense; it’s not the information so much as writing it in a way that is unambiguous.
One of the things Ive had to do is use Microsoft’s Word ‘review’ button. Continue reading “Oman Guide Book for Bradt rewrite!”
Well! I’m excited to be authoring Oman Guide Book for Bradt 4th edition.
I dropped into Al Roya’s office and saw the ‘dummy’ of my book.
Hot on the heels of Tonny’s art exhibition, Abdullah Al Shuhi has launched his new book ‘Oman Living Traditions’ at Bait al Baranda.
I first met Abdullah almost 20 Continue reading “Abdullah Al Shuhi’s new book – ‘Oman Living Traditions’”
On a humid morning Wild Plants of Oman is launched