Book signing in Sohar

Penny’s Cafe in Sohar was a great venue for our book signing. We arrived after a drive from Muscat and enjoyed not only Penny’s fantastic cakes – but afterwards a dinner in the Butterfly Hotel near the beach.

Tony at Book Signing in Sohar
Tony at Book Signing in Sohar

Red Bull even makes you fly in Oman – well at least jump

I was intending to see the Red Bull Cliff Diving in Wadi Shab today, and was given an extra push when Stacey of the promotions team gave me a nice VIP pass – was it for World Tourism Day – 27th September??.

Red Bull Cliff Diving in Oman
Red Bull Cliff Diving in Oman

The Red Bull Dive platform is set 25 + meters up Continue reading “Red Bull even makes you fly in Oman – well at least jump”

TEDxMuscat at the Millennium Resort Mussanah

The 2012 TEDxMuscat was held in the Millennium Hotel Mussanah, so after a drive from Muscat it was great to get a nice cold drink – and snacks. Later TEDx organised a buffet and as usual at the Millennium it was excellent – Chinese style.

Oman does seem to be trying to develop a workforce who will be able to thrive in the new economy of today’s world. It seemed that the objectives of the day were to illustrate the power of creative thought, endeavour and importantly provide role models for the future entrepreneurs of Oman.

TEDxMuscat
TEDxMuscat

Dr Abdullah Al-Zakwani the Executive Director of Industrial Innovation Centre of Oman set the tone by emphasising some critical requirements of innovation and entrepreneurship.

The standouts of the day for me were two people; Continue reading “TEDxMuscat at the Millennium Resort Mussanah”

Kathryn Wilson art exhibition in Muscat

Bringing a splash of colour into Muscat a Kathryn Wilson, art exhibition

Kathryn Wilson right
Kathryn Wilson right

in Al Araimi Complex Muscat.

Kathryn Wilson art
Kathryn Wilson art

Working in Dubai as an art and photography teacher she graduated from Oxford University as a Bachelor of Fine Arts, and for her exhibition showed paintings inspired by the scale and drama of Oman.
Not only inspired by Oman but her paintings are ideal for the large rooms and cool interiors of many of Muscats new houses.

Colin and Graham’s Excellent Adventures – in Oman

and it was a total immersion in Oman’s Camel culture

Oman newspaper – gives coverage to Colin and Graham’s involvement in a race (bottom left
Oman newspaper – gives coverage to Colin and Graham’s involvement in a race (bottom left

Making the Oman national newspaper – Colin Carroll & Graham Little created a stir as they did a unique double – a regional Camel Race and a local Camel Race in Oman.

Thrills and Spills in Camel Racing
Thrills and Spills in Camel Racing

On two consecutive days they joined in the quintessentially Omani pastime of Camel Racing – not as spectators as I often do – but as participants for their program ‘Colin and Graham’s Excellent Adventures

Thrills and spills was the order of the day – but you will have to watch the program on RTE and BBC – to see how they survived the gruelling desert events.

The TV Camel Racing Team
The TV Camel Racing Team