The Music Man performers see Oman

Muscat’s Royal Opera House is currently hosting performances of the  Glimmerglass production of The Music Man.

Glimmerglass Festival performers in rural Oman
Glimmerglass Festival performers in rural Oman

It was a pleasure Continue reading “The Music Man performers see Oman”

Red Bull even makes you fly in Oman – well at least jump

I was intending to see the Red Bull Cliff Diving in Wadi Shab today, and was given an extra push when Stacey of the promotions team gave me a nice VIP pass – was it for World Tourism Day – 27th September??.

Red Bull Cliff Diving in Oman
Red Bull Cliff Diving in Oman

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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”

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 in 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 readingTransit of Venus in 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