The traditional finish was held for the Tour of Oman the Corniche in Mutrah.
The Tour of Oman 2014 is in town. They are passing my flat almost daily but for today
– I was driving home and almost Continue reading “Tour of Oman 2014 passing through Ruwi”
All of Oman’s Military Bands gave a public concert in late afternoon at The Royal Opera House in Muscat.
I enjoyed watching, and wondered Continue reading “Military Bands of Oman give a performance at the Royal Opera House Muscat”
With the thermometer hitting 45c in Ruwi and not much lower in Bowsher it was time for the Red Bull soapbox race.
Do you like Yanni?
He will be in Muscat Continue reading “Yanni Muscat March 2013”
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??.
The Red Bull Dive platform is set 25 + meters up Continue reading “Red Bull even makes you fly in Oman – well at least jump”
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.
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”
plays Australia – 11 goals anyone?
Bringing a splash of colour into Muscat a Kathryn Wilson, art exhibition
in Al Araimi Complex Muscat.
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.
I was delighted to be invited to a concert held by Sarasin Alpen. Held at the Continue reading “‘Ustad’ Shujaat Khan in Muscat”
from the Shangri-la to Muttrah
On its last day Continue reading “Tour of Oman”
and it was a total immersion in Oman’s Camel culture
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.