Bait Al Luban Restaurant Muttrah

for a nice meal

Opposite the Fish Souq (still under renovation) is a restored old house. On the upper floor is the Bait Al Luban Restaurant (Bait Al Luban is Arabic for Frankincense House ).

Luban Restaurant Room
Bait Al Luban Restaurant Room

Its decor is re-imagined traditional Omani and sets the atmosphere nicely. The restaurant has only just opened so diners were outnumbered by staff, however rather than Continue reading “Bait Al Luban Restaurant Muttrah”

Mina Qaboos hosts the yacht Pelorus David Geffen’s beautiful ship, here for Ramadhan

Berthed in Mina Sultan Qaboos,

David Geffen’s yacht Pelorus in Mina Sultan Qaboos
David Geffen’s yacht Pelorus in Mina Sultan Qaboos

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Rain in Oman’s Mountains

and schools in Muscat are to close on Sunday as a precaution

We spent a wonderful day up in the cool of Oman’s northern mountains. For much of the time we were under cloud cover which, as the day wore on, increased .

Shafts of Sunlight in Omans Mountains
Shafts of Sunlight in Omans Mountains

 

Its unusual to have extensive cloud cover here, but on the drive home we drove through about 150kms of intermittent rain – arriving in Muscat to find that the rain probably arrived in Muscat first, before covering the mountain peaks inland.

Corniche Muttrah
Corniche Muttrah

A stormy few days are forecast as all schools in Muscat are advised to close on Sunday by the Education Ministry

Gulf Cup win for Oman in Style 6-5

Omans Gulf Cup – A gripping match – and yes, the best side did win

Phew – what a gripping Gulf Cup match – Oman had a good first half but weren’t able to finish their goal attempts; through to the second half and still no score, nail biting indeed. On to extra time, first 15mins, nothing, second 15 still nothing – and on to penalties. 5 goals each, and then – the Saudi missed and Oman’s Mohammed Al-Noobi got into the net – a win ; and in MHO a well deserved win. Just after the match – its a holiday on Sunday was announced.

Oman Gulf Cup Champions
Oman Gulf Cup Champions

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