Al Bustan Palace to have room closures during 2017

Oman’s Al Bustan Palace, though remaining open throughout 2017 will have restricted room bookings for 7 months. There will be limited number of rooms available from 1st March – 30th November 2017 and no room bookings at all between 1st May 30th September 2017.

Al Bustan Palace Announcement
Al Bustan Palace Announcement

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Richard Branson and Tony Wheeler will come to Oman to talk to us

Sir Richard Branson and Tony Wheeler will be coming into Oman to talk to us at

Richard Branson coming to Oman (thanks Virgin)
Richard Branson coming to Oman (thanks Virgin)

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Legends Barcelona and Real Madrid in Oman

As a great start to the weekend we had a nice evening at Al Bustan Palace,

Legends Invitations
Legends Invitations

to join legends from the Barcelona and Real Madrid football teams before their ‘Legends Cup’ match in Muscat.

Barcelona Team
Barcelona Team

The meal was a Continue reading “Legends Barcelona and Real Madrid in Oman”

Oman Air is the Middle East’s leading economy class airline the 20th World Travel Awards

Its good to see Oman Air picking a good award

Oman Air Award
Oman Air Award

as the leading Continue reading “Oman Air is the Middle East’s leading economy class airline the 20th World Travel Awards”

RepresentationPlus visits Oman at Al Bustan Palace Hotel

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

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Astana Philharmonic Orchestra from Kazakhstan

Al Bustan’s concert theatre was the venue for the Astana Philharmonic Orchestra

A Kazakh celebration dance
A Kazakh celebration dance

where Continue reading “Astana Philharmonic Orchestra from Kazakhstan”

Royal Oman Symphony Orchestra

and a very enjoyable evening at Al Bustan

Simon Wright was the guest conductor for last night’s Royal Oman Symphony Orchestra performance at Al Bustan.

Royal Oman Symphony Orchestra
Royal Oman Symphony Orchestra

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Restaurants in Oman

we enjoyed some wonderful meals on a tour through northern Oman

In a vast swing from Muscat, over the mountains, through the desert, along the coast and back to Muscat we enjoyed some wonderful meals.

Local Meal in Oman
Local Meal in Oman

Some in ‘local restaurants’ others in hotels along the way and finally in Al Bustan Palace.

Al Bustans China Mood
Al Bustans China Mood

Fish was certainly the highlight of most meals and Squid featured in a couple. While Oman doesn’t have what seems to be a vast choice of dining options – sometimes it can turn out wonderful meals.

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