Oman’s Top 5 things to do in April 2017

Oman has some wonderful experiences during April.

There will be a several day long Camel event at As Suwayq 2-6, 2017; including the Ardha 2 man event.

Camel event Oman
Camel event Oman

The races are in the morning, well before Continue reading “Oman’s Top 5 things to do in April 2017”

Tripartite deal involving Oman, UAE and Iran to settle Islands Dispute

In what must be one of the more intriguing diplomatic agreements in recent years – Oman, UAE and Iran seem to have made various agreements regarding territory . The Christmas Eve visit by Sheikh Mohammed Al Nahyen into Oman may have been the critical discussion period between Oman and the UAE.

Sultan Qaboos (L) and Hassan Rouhani in Tehran August 2013
Sultan Qaboos (L) and Hassan Rouhani in Tehran August 2013

The islands in The Gulf Continue reading “Tripartite deal involving Oman, UAE and Iran to settle Islands Dispute”

Sea and Sun in Musandam

Waking early enabled me to enjoy sunrise over Musandam as we entered Khasab on the Clipper Odyssey.

Bukha Fort Musandam
Bukha Fort Musandam

It was a treat to visit Continue reading “Sea and Sun in Musandam”

Tour of Musandam in Oman from Noble Caledonia’s Island Sky

and Fujarah

Arriving into Fujarah we took a tour through this part of the UAE.

Fujarah Museum exhibition
Fujarah Museum exhibition – The Sheikhs

The museum was Continue reading “Tour of Musandam in Oman from Noble Caledonia’s Island Sky”

Our Turtle has stopped Transmitting in Oman

we will sponsor this years batch

I enjoy watching turtles on the Beaches of Oman so much that, last year, decided to ‘adopt’ one. The Turtle chosen ‘Havda’ was tracked as she swam up up to the Straights of Hormuz. Unfortunately the transmitter has stopped its signal – so we will miss her future travels

New Ferry Terminal in Khasab Oman

Good news for car drivers

Oman’s Transport & Communications Ministry has confirmed that it will build two ferry terminals in Khasab and Shinas .

The 'Shinas' in Mina Sultan Qaboos
The ‘Shinas’ in Mina Sultan Qaboos

These will take the Ferries, enabling cars to be taken on board. Certainly Musandam is not the easiest of places to drive to – it involves 4 border posts each way and a dreadful drive through Ras al Khaimah .

I presume Mina Sultan Qaboos’s quays are good to unload and offload vehicles.