Bait Al Luban Restaurant Muttrah

for a nice meal

Opposite the Fish Souq (still under renovation) in Muttrah 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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Cruise Ships arrive in Muscat for cruise excursions

While waiting for passenger disembarkation I managed to get a few pictures of the arrival of the Cruise Ships in Muscat.

Silver Wind enters Muscat Port
Silver Wind enters Muscat Port

They offer a contrast in size and Continue reading “Cruise Ships arrive in Muscat for cruise excursions”

Oman’s Mina Sultan Qaboos

Port Sultan Qaboos will be redeveloped according to Oman’s Ministry of Transport.

Noble Caledonia's Island Sky in Mina Sultan Qaboos
Noble Caledonia’s Island Sky in Mina Sultan Qaboos

The port will be given over to tourism and the Continue reading “Oman’s Mina Sultan Qaboos”

Brilliance of the Seas

to be joined in Muscat by Seabourn Legend in a couple of years

Brilliance of the Seas in Muscat
Brilliance of the Seas in Muscat

Joining the Costa and Aida ships, Brilliance of the Seas is now a regular arrival for us in Muscat bringing people for a visit into Oman

As its a new destination for her it will take time for the cruise excursions to be tailored to her passengers needs but I am confident that Muscat will be one of her more popular port calls in the Gulf cruises.

Cruise Ship comes into Muscat

to take shore excursions in Oman

Avoiding the rain the Aida arrives into Mina Sultan Qaboos, Muscat.

Arriving into Mina Sultan Qaboos
Arriving into Mina Sultan Qaboos

This is probably the most colourful ship coming into Oman – and on a weekly basis does brighten up the harbour as the visitors spend part of their holidays in Oman.

Aida in Mina Sultan Qaboos
Aida in Mina Sultan Qaboos

Some cruise excursions during the type of heavy rain we have been having, needed to be cancelled, but better safe than sorry.

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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