London’s remarkable new train service, the Elizabeth Line is more, or less, open. Its currently running Continue reading “Elizabeth Line – London – is open”
Tour of Oman 2019 starts on 16th February,
with 18 teams including Astana from Kazakhstan, whose Alexey Lutsenko won the race in 2018. This is the Continue reading “TOUR OF OMAN 2019 Cycle Race will have 18 UCI Teams “
Treats are part of Christmas and New Year in Oman at Alila Jabal Akhdar. Though staying at Alila in Oman is a joy in itself, the hotel has a great range of activities for guests.
Learn how to play ‘Petanque’, an ideal Continue reading “Alila Jabal Akhdar Christmas and New Year in Oman relaxing activities and adventure trips at 2,000 metres“
I had planned to go to listen to a talk about Tippu Tip by Stuart Laing at SOAS London. It turned out to be a full day for me of, amongst other things, an East African experience. Passing through the British Museum on my way to a talk at SOAS; Zanzibari artefacts seemed to call out ‘ look at me’.
One was very familiar as the Continue reading “Talk by Stuart Laing on Tippu Tip”
The organisers of the Tour of Oman 2018 cycle race have announced the dates for 2018, and with only 6 weeks to the start – planning for your visit to Oman to see it needs to start immediately.
May can often be Oman’s hottest month and temperatures over 40c are frequent. This means that Oman’s Top 5 things in May activities need to be selected to take the heat into account. Also consider that in 2019 Ramadhan runs from 5th May – 4th June.
Though spending time in one of Oman’s almost innumerable Continue reading “Oman’s Top 5 things to do in May”
Oman’s Top 5 things to do in April often includes outdoor activities – but add in some indoor options as it gives a range of options.
A visit to the Amouage Perfume Showroom north-west of Muscat International Airport is a great option for Oman’s Top 5 things to do in April. The showroom is easy to get to – and apart from a factory tour they do have a retail outlet to buy the product.
The Royal Opera House in Muscat usually has a full program during April and in April 2019 has a World Premiere of an Opera by Hrant Minas Keshishian. He is an Egyptian/Armenian artist whose work dates back to 1962.
He is also a musical composer, and in Muscat, the premiere of his Ballet Al Hamama Al Mutawwaqa (The Ring Dove) directed by Ahmed Al Sayed and choreographed by Saly Ahmed will have performances on April 12th 13th.
In Musandam the weather in April is ideal to go on a Dhow cruise from Khasab in the north or Daba in the south. From Khasab you will cruise into the still waters of the ‘Fjords’ and choose from a half or full day. The water will not seem as chilly as in earlier months (chill of course is relative).
A Camel event is held in April at Al Kamal & Al Wafi on 10th & 11th April. The track is in the town centre at Al Wafi – though ask where when you arrive as this is one of the oldest in Oman, and due for an upgrade.
The races are in the morning, well before 9am look for 4×4 cars and picks ups streaming off the road to the race track.
As a small bonus – check out Bayt Ar Rudaydah in Birkat Al Mawz near Nizwa, its open from 3rd April with a fantastic armament collection with weapons associated with Oman.
Chilly weather and disruptions on some tube services didnt seem to have made a dent in the attendance for the Destinations Show,
the Business to Consumer holiday exhibition, in Continue reading “Destinations Show 2017”
What to do in February Oman – some suggestions.
By far the most comprehensive is the Continue reading “What to do in February Oman Free to enjoy outdoor activities in Oman & a Night at the Opera“
Sultan Qaboos has laid the foundation stone for the new ‘Oman Across Ages Museum’.
photographs of Oman
It was great to spend time at the Red Bull 5 Pics Gallery in Bait Al Zubair on Wednesday evening.
Showcasing a wide range of images from Oman the event was billed as Continue reading “Red Bull 5 Pics Gallery”
at Oman’s Royal Opera House
The welcome return to Oman of Sultan Qaboos has been celebrated throughout Oman. Probably nowhere as spectacularly as at the Royal Opera House.
The Tent Pegging World Cup is being held in Al Rahba Farm,
on the road between Continue reading “Tent Pegging World Cup in Oman”