Figures given in Oman’s newspapers today show an interesting snapshot of Oman’s oil business.
A Singapore based organisation has issued a ‘Top Halal Friendly Holiday Destinations – 2014’ listing. The main criteria taken into account in the ranking includes its suitability as a family holiday destination, the level of services and facilities it provides for Muslim travelers and the marketing initiatives of the destination targeting this segment Oman is at number 11.
Whats your opinion from Oman’s viewpoint?
Sir Richard Branson and Tony Wheeler will be coming into Oman to talk to us at
an ‘Open Minds’ leadership meet which will take place on Continue reading “Richard Branson and Tony Wheeler will come to Oman to talk to us”
Its good to see Oman Air picking a good award
Philippa Treadwell who lived in Oman from 1975-79, died in England on Friday 19thApril 2013 after a very short hospital stay.
Philippa was born in Istanbul Continue reading “Philippa Treadwell has died on Friday 19th April 2013”
Darwish bin Ismaeel al Balushi, Oman’s Minister Responsible for Financial Affairs appears to be looking at the cost of the fuel subsidy in Oman which is Omani Rial 1.3 billion per year (= Rial Omani 433 per person) .
Its nice that a building in Oman has won an award in the ‘Future Projects, Leisure led development’ at the World Architecture Festival in Singapore.
They have a quote on their website “WAF is the best in terms of breadth and depth of architects. Mostly you don’t get a meeting of world architects, but here you do. It’s the number one.” Continue reading “World Architecture Festival awards a building in Oman a prize.”
Its not your imagination that the roads in Muscat are busier than ever.
According to this site Continue reading “Oman is worlds fastest growing car market in May 2012”
It will be sad to no longer see the Brilliance of the Seas
on her regular visit into Muscat. So we look forward to next seasons visits by the Serenade of the Seas, a sister ship.
This is an infographic from The Guardian newspaper. It shows the supposed number of foreign workers in Oman (the migrants to Oman are low), Omanis overseas (who from their location could be students) and the money flows in and out – large sums of money flowing out of Oman’s relatively small economy.
Hillary Clinton took a quick tour in Oman and visited Sultan Qaboos .
Oman Air has collected the Airline of the Year award
There must be something about April in Oman.
Last year Tom Jones gave a great concert on 14 Apr 2010 at the Intercontinental Hotel; this year it’s the group Westlife coming on 13th of April 2011 again at the Intercontinental. Its a big year for the group as they have just split from Simon Cowells record label.
The latest ‘fashion’ in Oman seems to be to hold a protest. Driving through Muscat I saw perhaps the smallest and the most temporary Continue reading “Protest in Muscat”