Oman’s Top 5 things to do in April with a little bonus option - making this 6 things

Oman’s Top 5 things to do in April often includes outdoor activities – but add in some indoor options as it gives a range of options.

Amouage Perfume Oman Oman’s Top 5 things to do in April
Amouage Perfume Oman

A visit to the Amouage Perfume Showroom north-west of Muscat International Airport is a great option for Oman’s Top 5 things to do in April. The showroom is easy to get to – and apart from a factory tour they do have a retail outlet to buy the product.

Royal Opera House - Muscat
Royal Opera House – Muscat

The Royal Opera House in Muscat usually has a full program during April and in April 2019 has a World Premiere of an Opera by Hrant Minas Keshishian.  He is an Egyptian/Armenian artist whose work dates back to 1962.

Hrant Minas Keshishian
Hrant Minas Keshishian

He is also a musical composer, and in Muscat, the premiere of his Ballet Al Hamama Al Mutawwaqa (The Ring Dove) directed by Ahmed Al Sayed and choreographed by Saly Ahmed will have performances on April 12th  13th.

Dhow - Musandam Oman’s Top 5 things to do in April
Dhow – Musandam

In Musandam the weather in April is ideal to go on a Dhow cruise from Khasab in the north or Daba in the south. From Khasab you will cruise into the still waters of the ‘Fjords’ and choose from a half or full day. The water will not seem as chilly as in earlier months (chill of course is relative).


A Camel event is held in April at Al Kamal & Al Wafi on 10th & 11th April. The track is in the town centre at Al Wafi – though ask where when you arrive as this is one of the oldest in Oman, and due for an upgrade.

Camel event Oman Oman’s Top 5 things to do in April
Camel event Oman

The races are in the morning, well before 9am look for 4×4 cars and picks ups streaming off the road to the race track.

As a small bonus – check out Bayt Ar Rudaydah in Birkat Al Mawz near Nizwa, its open from 3rd April with a fantastic armament collection with weapons associated with Oman.

Bayt Ar Rudaydah - Birkat Al Mawz
Bayt Ar Rudaydah – Birkat Al Mawz

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

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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

Before our Tour of Musandam in Oman we arrived into Fujarah and 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”

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.