5 Perhaps an ideal winter treat if you visit Oman with children is to enjoy an experience with wildlife.
Two remarkable encounters offer a thrilling experience, not only for children but for everyone. Continue reading “10 Reasons to visit Muscat this Winter – 5-1”
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.
Arab singing stars are hosted Continue reading “10 Reasons to visit Muscat this Winter 10-6”
Oman’s Royal Opera House has a remarkable mix of performances over the 2017 – 2018 season. In September they launch with Aida by Verdi
for 3 days 14, 16,17 performed by Teatro Regio Torino (‘Royal Theatre’ Turin) – the Continue reading “Oman’s Royal Opera House – winter 2017-18 highlights”
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. Previously, while working in Oman’s tourism, organising a visit into a museum in Oman for tourists would be pre-planned in a basic tour, a special visit to Honey Bee keeper could be agreed within days, while a visit to something like Jalali Fort (before 2001) might take many months of discussion. But essentially each took local knowledge and personal contacts, something that a tourist would not have.
The desire to see a country though Continue reading “Including local experiences in a guide book”
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 Tony here on SoundCloud. <<click here.
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.
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.
The high density of thread, over 250 knots per sq inch and extraordinary craftswomanship Continue reading “Carpet Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque”
Vogue seems to have so many International Editions that they need a dedicated International Editor.
Myrrh (Commiphora myrrha), part of the trinity of gifts,
was an ingredient used Continue reading “12 Days of Christmas in Oman Day Four”
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 (Boswellia sacra) is both Continue reading “12 Days of Christmas in Oman Day Three”
On the First Day of Christmas in Oman
transport is essential Continue reading “12 Days of Christmas in Oman”
There are many mosques in Oman which welcome non-Muslims to visit. Amongst the most interesting is the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque in Muscat.
The Grand Mosque initially Continue reading “Mosques in Oman and The Gulf – open to Non Muslims”
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.
Previously, while working in Oman’s tourism, organising a visit Continue reading “Oman’s cultural tourism”
painting exhibition in Bait Al Baranda
It was good to go to David Willis’s opening night of ‘Traditional Oman’ paintings.