Oman Ranked at number 11 in ‘Halal’ tourism

A Singapore based organisation has issued a ‘Top Halal Friendly Holiday Destinations – 2014’ listing. The main criteria taken into account in the ranking includes its suitability as a family holiday destination, the level of services and facilities it provides for Muslim travelers and the marketing initiatives of the destination targeting this segment Oman is at number 11.

Halal Destinations
Halal Destinations

Here is the list

Whats your opinion from Oman’s viewpoint?

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

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Cooler weather brings new openings – a new Gallery in OMAN

focusing on to mentor, develop and promote promising Omani and International emerging artists Al Tarhal Gallery opens in Muscat OMAN

It was a pleasure to be at the opening of what, I feel, will be a superb showcase for Omani and International Artists .

Gallery Opens
Gallery Opens

Al Tarhal is a partnership, focusing on mentoring, developing and promoting promising Omani and International emerging artists. Works by Omani artists like Naima Al Maimani, whose works I am familiar with;

Pictures at a Gallery
Pictures at a Gallery

join artist whose works I have yet to discover, like the calligrapher Saleh Al Shukairi. Oman has had a long tradition of traditional decorative works with silver (the exquisite Mans Khanjar and Ladies Hirz necklaces ) and wood (bold entrance doors into major mansions) . Art as pure decoration had yet to fire the imagination of many Omani’s , but with increased awareness and demand, the gallery should have no difficulty in finding Omani’s to mentor.