5 Perhaps an ideal winter treat if you visit Oman with children is to enjoy an experience with wildlife.
Dolphins – Oman
Two remarkable encounters offer a thrilling experience, not only for children but for everyone.
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10 For the music lover in you, Muscat has one of the best Opera houses in the world. Most winter weekends there is a performance, perhaps of Opera itself or occasionally Ballet.
Royal Opera House- Muscat – Oman
Arab singing stars are hosted
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Oman’s Royal Opera House has a remarkable mix of performances over the 2017 – 2018 season. In September they launch with Aida by Verdi
Verdi conducting Aida in Paris1880
for 3 days 14, 16,17 performed by Teatro Regio Torino (‘Royal Theatre’ Turin) – the
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Just before Christmas I chatted with Bill Padley on his morning radio show on ‘Talk Radio Europe’. We talk hotels, Camels, Date Trees and more. Listen to
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Buying a souvenir of Oman can be problematic, with a key question ‘is it authentic’? However one area has been dealt with today. Oman’s Ministry of Commerce and Industry have today issued details to support a Ministerial Decision issued last year.
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Any organisation which had supplied work for the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque would wish sign the work. The company which created the mosque’s principal carpet managed to do just that and wove into the carpet their details.
Carpet – Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque
The high density of thread, over 250 knots per sq inch and extraordinary craftswomanship
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Vogue seems to have so many International Editions that they need a dedicated International Editor.
Chinese Vogue Suzy Menkes in Muscat
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Myrrh (Commiphora myrrha), part of the trinity of gifts,
was an ingredient used
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One of the original Christmas Gifts and primarily from Oman, Frankincense is a ‘must have’ to bring back home after your visit into the country.
Frankincense Tree Dhofar
Frankincense is both
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On the First Day of Christmas in Oman
Rudolph the red nosed Camel in Oman
transport is essential
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There are many mosques in Oman which welcome non-Muslims to visit. Amongst the most interesting is the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque in Muscat.
Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque Muscat
The Grand Mosque initially
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Writing the revision for the Bradt Guide to Oman I needed not only focus on finishing the text & maps but also change my view point of Oman’s tourism.
Learning about Beekeeping
Previously, while working in Oman’s tourism, organising a visit
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painting exhibition in Bait Al Baranda
It was good to go to David Willis’s opening night of ‘Traditional Oman’ paintings.
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The Exhibition continues until 16th November
Visiting Bait Muzna Gallery it was good to meet the artist Peter Farrington, whose exhibition of his latest paintings is presented on the gallery’s ground floor.
Peter Farrington and Painting
Peter’s paintings are
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Following morning prayers on the first day of Eid the tradition in Oman is that children wander around to collect ‘Eidiya’.
Eidiya is cash, typically 100 baisa from folks like me and bigger notes from family or the rich. However the appreciation of new notes make it worth going to a bit of trouble to obtain them, so I made a request for 100 notes.
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