Shangri La in Oman repositions its hotels branding

Shangri La in Oman the Sultanate’s first resort, and possibly most successful hotel property, is on the verge of being ‘repositioned’

Shangri La in Oman's Al Waha
Al Waha Shangri La

regarding its Branding. The Shangri La in Oman’s Barr Al Jissa Resort and Spa is probably the key hotel in Oman, and Continue reading “Shangri La in Oman repositions its hotels branding”

OMAN VISA application process is updated

Visiting Oman? Read on…
The issuing authority of visas for Oman, the Royal Oman Police have announced that the Oman Visa application process is updated – read what needs to be done to apply for an Oman visit visa, based on their announcement.

Visa Entry & Exit stamps UAE & Oman
Visa Entry & Exit stamps UAE & Oman

Initial newspaper reports about the visa application changes, on Feb 18th gave Continue reading “OMAN VISA application process is updated”

Oman Taxi services – new regulations

Oman’s Ministry of Transport and Communications have said that all Taxis (including the original Orange and White unmetered ones) will soon have fares set by the appropriate government authority . The Ministry intends to study supply & demand and operational costs, throughout the Sultanate.
Its reported vehicles should have a tracking system, presumably

Oman Taxi Marhaba and traditional Orange and White
Oman Taxi Marhaba and traditional Orange and White

a GPS based one, along with a navigation system, perhaps Continue reading “Oman Taxi services – new regulations”

Oman in Bradt Guide’s 2018 ‘Exceptional Places’

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.

Royal Opera House Muscat
Royal Opera House Muscat

This year’s exceptional places include Continue reading “Oman in Bradt Guide’s 2018 ‘Exceptional Places’”

NEW UAE AND OMAN BORDER crossing changes at Al Ain

The Royal Oman Police, who are responsible for all aspects of immigration and emigration from Oman have announced new border facilities affecting UAE and Oman border crossing between Al Buraymi in Oman and Al Ain in the UAE from 18th May 2018.

Al Buraymi Gate
Al Buraymi Gate

UAE and Oman border crossing changes

“The Sa’ara border point Continue reading “NEW UAE AND OMAN BORDER crossing changes at Al Ain”

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 Air will have new CEO

The appointment of AbdulAziz Al Raisi as Oman Air new CEO .

AbdulAziz Al Raisi Oman Air acting CEO
AbdulAziz Al Raisi Oman Air acting CEO

This follows the surprising ‘resignation‘ of Paul Gregorowitsch (previously with MartinAir and AirBerlin) who appeared to have a clear vision for the airline and successful operational approach. Paul followed Wayne Pearce, Peter Hill & the late Ziad Al Haremi who died in 2008 during his tenure.

Oman’s working Women are a growing presence in the Forbes 100 list

Forbes magazine has released its annual list of most powerful women in the Arab world 2017. This year there are two lists, one for Business and one for Government. Topping the lists, as always, are Lubna S. Olayan and Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi of Saudi and UAE. However. there is a rapid rush to the top by Oman’s working Women.

Amal Bahwan
Amal Bahwan

Dominating this list, as their company Continue reading “Oman’s working Women are a growing presence in the Forbes 100 list”