Muscat International Airport opened its new terminal for the first flights on
Omans first resort, and possibly most successful hotel property, is on the verge of being ‘repositioned’
regarding its Branding. The Shangri-la Barr Al Jissa Resort and Spa is probably the key hotel in Oman, and Continue reading “Shangri La in Muscat repositions its hotels branding”
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The issuing authority of visas for Oman, the Royal Oman Police, have announced important changes of how visas can be applied for.
Initial newspaper reports on Feb 18th gave Continue reading “Oman Visa application process is updated”
Oman’s government-owned Mwasalat Taxis service has announced new reduced charges 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”
It’s always a pleasure to travel leading a small group tour. Zegrahm Expeditions, acclaimed for their exceptional programs, will include both Oman and Jordan together in their guided small group tours.
The size of the group enables us to organise experiences that may not be available for an individual traveller. However, a small group usually does allow flexibility to Continue reading “Oman & Jordan small group tour”
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.
Its reported 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’.
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 in Bradt Guide’s 2018 ‘Exceptional Places’”
When visiting Oman, public holidays and the weekend are different from those in ‘western’ countries. Read on www.TonyWalsh.me
The weekend is on Continue reading “Holidays in Oman 2018 and 2019”
Oman has created its 2018 Budget, an increase from 2017 proposed figure of 11.7Billion Omani Rials (30.5BillionUS$appx) to 12.5Billion Omani Rials (32.5BillionUS$appx)an increase of 6.8%. Oman’s GDP is hoped to increase by 3% in 2018.
Income is anticipated to rise Continue reading “Oman Budget 2018”
The UAE authorities in Abu Dhabi Emirate have announced that from January 1 2018 there are now only 2 designated border crossings into the UAE – at Al Ain/via Al Buraymi .
Welcome to UAE
The designated crossings are at Continue reading “New Oman and UAE Abu Dhabi border crossing changes”
The organisers of the Tour of Oman 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.
The relationship between Oman and China appears to becoming closer. China had a bumpy start in projects in Oman; its companies were involved the initial states of the Wastewater project
which must have been a steep learning curve Continue reading “Oman and China sign for development of Bagamoyo Port in Tanzania”