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”

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

The Red Bull Dive platform is set 25 + meters up Continue reading “Red Bull even makes you fly in Oman – well at least jump”

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”

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