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