Talk by Stuart Laing on Tippu Tip

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’.

British Museum - Kofia mens cap - Zanzibari Kofia mens cap
British Museum – Kofia mens cap – Zanzibar

One was very familiar as the Continue reading “Talk by Stuart Laing on Tippu Tip”

Tour of Oman 2018 dates

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.

Tour of Oman 2018 dates are announced
Tour of Oman 2014

The lead up has been full of events, the most dramatic being the resignation of the legendary Eddy Merckx from the organisers Amaury Sport Organisation.

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Oman’s Top 5 things to do in May

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.

Ice Skating Oman Oman’s Top 5 things in May
Ice Skating Oman

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

Oman’s Top 5 things to do in April often includes outdoor.

There will often be a several day long Camel near Muscat; including the Ardha 2 man event.

Camel event Oman Oman’s Top 5 things to do in April
Camel event Oman

The races are in the morning, well before Continue reading “Oman’s Top 5 things to do in April”

Celebrations for the return to Oman of Sultan Qaboos

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.

Royal Opera House Sound and Light welcomes Sultan Qaboos home.
Royal Opera House Sound and Light welcomes Sultan Qaboos home.

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Legends Barcelona and Real Madrid in Oman

As a great start to the weekend we had a nice evening at Al Bustan Palace,

Legends Invitations
Legends Invitations

to join legends from the Barcelona and Real Madrid football teams before their ‘Legends Cup’ match in Muscat.

Barcelona Team
Barcelona Team

The meal was a Continue reading “Legends Barcelona and Real Madrid in Oman”