Anantara Salalah April festival at the Mekong restaurant

Transport yourself from Dhofar into Thailand as Anantara Al Baleed Resort Salalah celebrates the Songkran festival at the Mekong restaurant on April 13th.

Songkran festival at the Mekong restaurant.
Songkran festival at the Mekong restaurant.

The Songkran festival is Thailand’s Continue readingAnantara Salalah April festival at the Mekong restaurant

Six Senses Hotel Group is brought by Intercontinental Hotels giving the group extra impact on Oman's tourism business

Intercontinental Hotels (IHG) has purchased the award-winning Six Senses brand from private equity fund Pegasus Capital Advisors for USD 300 million. The sale includes the management of Six Senses  16 hotels and resorts, along with Spas and subsidiary groups Evason and Raison d’Etre. Following the acquisition, Six Senses is now expected to grow to 60 hotels within the next 10 years.

Zighy Bay Hotel Musandam Oman
Zighy Bay Hotel Musandam Oman

Six Senses currently manages Continue readingSix Senses Hotel Group is brought by Intercontinental Hotels giving the group extra impact on Oman’s tourism business

Anantara Valentine’s Day in the Oman Mountains A romantic escape in Oman

Love Above the Clouds with Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar.

Raise romance to new heights at dramatic mountain retreat the Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar.

Love Above the Clouds
Love Above the Clouds

Let the serene atmosphere inspire Continue readingAnantara Valentine’s Day in the Oman Mountains A romantic escape in Oman

Valentine’s Treats by the Arabian Sea with Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara

Romantic Retreat on the Arabian Sea
Sneak away for your Valentine getaway at the beachfront oasis of Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara .

Villa - Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara
Villa – Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara

Arrive to a special Anantara Continue readingValentine’s Treats by the Arabian Sea with Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara

FERRY SERVICE FOR OMAN FROM QATAR? as Qatar is trying to establish a Ferry Service

A Ferry Service for Oman from Qatar and Kuwait might be launching soon.

Grand Ferry via Abdul Basit The Peninsula
Grand Ferry via Abdul Basit The Peninsula

This seems to be being organized from  Continue readingFERRY SERVICE FOR OMAN FROM QATAR? as Qatar is trying to establish a Ferry Service

Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar celebrates the end of 2018 and New Year 2019

High in the mountains of Oman Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar celebrates New Year 2019 with an array of fun-filled activities and entertainment for the whole family throughout the resort; all under the experienced eye of the hotel’s new General Manager, Dagmar Symes.

Christmas & New Year 2019
Christmas & New Year 2019

Until 9 January 2019 kids can explore Continue readingAnantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar celebrates the end of 2018 and New Year 2019

JW Marriott Muscat opening 2019

The new JW Marriott Muscat is likely to open by mid-summer 2019.

JW Marriott Muscat
JW Marriott Muscat

This is a push back from a 2018 opening that was originally planned. Financed by Qatar National Bank the hotel is located within the Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre. The Continue readingJW Marriott Muscat opening 2019

Alila Jabal Akhdar Christmas and New Year in Oman relaxing activities and adventure trips at 2,000 metres

Treats are part of Christmas and New Year in Oman at Alila Jabal Akhdar. Though staying at Alila in Oman is a joy in itself, the hotel has a great range of activities for guests.

Christmas and New Year Alila Oman
Christmas and New Year Alila Oman

Learn how to play ‘Petanque’, an ideal Continue readingAlila Jabal Akhdar Christmas and New Year in Oman relaxing activities and adventure trips at 2,000 metres

LAND OF FRANKINCENSE is my Guide Book to historic places in Dhofar Oman associated with Frankincense -

The Land of Frankincense’, my new book, explores key locations associated with Frankincense in Dhofar, including the four UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

The Land of Frankincense Paperback and eBook
The Land of Frankincense Paperback and eBook

Locations such as Wadi Andhur, Continue readingLAND OF FRANKINCENSE is my Guide Book to historic places in Dhofar Oman associated with Frankincense –

Duqm Refinery

Duqm Refinery has achieved full finance on its path to becoming a driver in Oman’s economic diversification.

One of Oman’s economic objectives is to diversify its income, and the strategies include adding value to raw materials, leverage its geographical location and maximize local manpower skill sets.

Ras Markaz Oman
Ras Markaz Oman

The new “Duqm Refinery” at Ras Markaz Continue reading “Duqm Refinery”

Oman Oil and ORPIC will Merge

Oman’s Government-owned Oman Oil and ORPIC will merge their ‘downstream businesses’, effectively from 2nd December 2018.

Oil Tanker - Muscat
Oil Tanker – Muscat

This merger is intended to be phase one to integrate their entire businesses. The CEO of the combined company will be Musab Abdullah al Mahruqi, he was previously the CEO of ORPIC from April 2010-Dec 2016 and is currently on the Board of Directors with PDO, Oman’s Oil Exploration business. Continue reading “Oman Oil and ORPIC will Merge”