Oman is on the verge of having a large new commercial port, Sur Port Oman.
Oman’s Royal Oman Police have announced more alterations to Oman’s Tourist Visas.
The effect can be seen by the closure announcment, by the National Committee for Civil Defense, of major road links – shown in a diagram issued after Cyclone Mekunu. As the diagram Continue reading “Cyclone Mekunu aftermath”
Cyclone Mekunu approaches Dhofar Oman and has formed to the south of the southern Oman coast of Dhofar. This Cyclone is relatively weak, with the ‘eye’ disintegrating and forward speed of less than 10kmph. However, the ocean surface temperature remains at over 31c and this will certainly provide an increase in the energy of the Cyclone as it approaches the coast.
Circulatory windspeeds of around Continue reading “Tropical Cyclone Mekunu approaches Dhofar Oman”
Oman has made a departure from the usual practice of only announcing the start of Ramadhan, and other religious events, by actually Continue reading “Oman announces dates for Ramadhan 2018”
Muscat Airport new Terminal opened for the first flights on
Shangri La in Oman the Sultanate’s first resort, and possibly most successful hotel property, is on the verge of being ‘repositioned’
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”
Visiting Oman? Read on – as the Oman Visa application process has had major changes made.
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.
Oman Taxi Charges are revised by the government-owned Mwasalat Taxis service. New reduced charges apply from 1st February 2018 and new Taxi airport charges from 18th February. Continue reading “Oman Taxi Charges revised”
Oman introduces a number of changes to road and driving regulations from 1st March 2018.
Notable is the introduction of Continue reading “Omans new Vehicle and Traffic regulations”
The opening date for commercial operations of the new passenger Terminal at Muscat International Airport has been set
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.
It is reported that vehicles should have a tracking system, presumably
a GPS based one, along with a navigation system, perhaps Continue reading “Oman Taxi services – new regulations”
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.
This year’s exceptional places include Continue reading “Oman Guide Book for 2018 ‘Exceptional Places’”
The UAE and Oman border crossing between Al Buraymi in Oman and Al Ain in the UAE have new border facilities announced by The Royal Oman Police. These are effective from 18th May 2018.
I list all 3 of the Oman UAE Border Crossings in Al Ain below – with Maps. I also give links for Oman Visa, Bus information, Insurance needed for Oman and British Embassy Oman Travel page.
UAE and Oman border crossing changes announced that
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.