Oman’s Weather Forecast 29 April looks intense

Have a look at this screen grab from the BBC of the weather

Weather Forecast Monday 29 April
Weather Forecast Monday 29 April

to come in Muscat and northern Oman. The rain Muscat and northern Oman has been having will probably peak on Monday 29th April.

Arab Horses in Oman looking splendid before an event.

One of my favourite images are of Oman’s Arab Horses decked out in traditional silver.  Marco Polo wrote about them in his book ‘The Travels’ –  “and the merchants take a great number of Arab horses to that market (of India from Al Balid)”

Arab Horses from the book ‘Walking Through History’
Arab Horses from the book ‘Walking Through History’

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The Dogs of Hamriyah Oman at Night

Driving around Hamriyah Roundabout in Ruwi it seems a large pack, of large dogs, has taken over the place.

Dogs of Hamriyah Roundabout
Dogs of Hamriyah Roundabout

They certainly Continue reading “The Dogs of Hamriyah Oman at Night”

Cruising to Muscat with the Clipper Odyssey

Cruising to Muscat’s Mina Sultan Qaboos is always an experience, the harbour really looks great from the sea.

Muttrah from the Clipper Odyssey
Muttrah from the Clipper Odyssey

Of course though enjoying the views it was also Continue reading “Cruising to Muscat with the Clipper Odyssey”

RepresentationPlus visits Oman at Al Bustan Palace Hotel

Alison Cryer of RepresentationPlus visits Oman as the Ministry of Tourism organised a meeting of their overseas representatives and Oman based travel industry companies at Al Bustan Palace.

Representation Plus at Al-Bustan Oman
Representation Plus at Al-Bustan Oman

RepresentationPlus gave Continue reading “RepresentationPlus visits Oman at Al Bustan Palace Hotel”

Salalah Time in Oman

We took a few days to visit Salalah to escape Muscat’s still sizzling 40c+ temperature for some صلالة تائيم  (Salalah Time)

Car in Salalah Mountains
Car in Salalah Mountains

where the sizzle turned into drizzle and Continue reading “Salalah Time in Oman”

Shangri-La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa

It was good to meet up with Kim Tan, Director of Business Development at the Shangri-la,  after his recent business trip to Moscow.

Kim Tan of Shangri-La
Kim Tan of Shangri-La

Apart from Continue reading “Shangri-La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa”

Ramadhan Kareem July 21st 2012

Ramadhan Kareem July 2012
Ramadhan Kareem July 2012

National Museum Muscat

I had an interesting visit to the workshop where exhibits for the new National Museum are being made.

Alessandro explains the boats
Alessandro explains the boats

From renovating old boats , through to Continue reading “National Museum Muscat”

Art Exhibition by Dr Mona Al Baiti

On a humid morning on Muttrah’s Corniche it was nice to join other guests  for the inauguration of Art Exhibition by Dr Mona Al Baiti by the Under Secretary of Oman’s Ministry of Heritage and Culture

Migration Towards Utopia Exhibition
Migration Towards Utopia Exhibition

Sheikh Hamed Bin Hilal Bin Ali Al Mamary  Continue reading “Art Exhibition by Dr Mona Al Baiti”

Transit of Venus from Muscat on a cloudy morning

One of the oldest descriptions of Oman’s coast is from the ‘Periplus of the Erithian Sea’ written by a Greek sailor, which describes the southern coast, improbably for an Arabian land, as being “wrapped in thick clouds and fog”.

Transit of Venus Sun above Qantab
Transit of Venus Sun above Qantab

So it was today, Continue reading “Transit of Venus from Muscat on a cloudy morning”

Oman Remittances detailed by the World Bank courtesy The Guardian

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.

Oman Remittances
Oman Remittances