Oman Guide Book for 2018 ‘Exceptional Places’

Oman has been included in Bradt Guide’s 2018 ‘Exceptional Places’ and the Bradt Guide to Oman is now available worldwide.

This annual listing is a recommendation of those countries, cities or regions that Bradt, the award-winning guidebook publisher, feels should be visited.

Royal Opera House Muscat
Royal Opera House Muscat

This year’s exceptional places include Continue reading “Oman Guide Book for 2018 ‘Exceptional Places’”

National Museum Muscat Visit

superbly presented exhibits are part of Oman’s premier Museum that will open soon.

I was delighted to get a sneek preview and Visit National Museum Muscat before it opens later this year. Opposite the Palace in Muscat

National Museum Muscat Main Entrance
National Museum Muscat Main Entrance

Oman’s National Museum austere exterior in pale Omani marble is in keeping with the Continue reading “National Museum Muscat Visit”

National Museum in Oman

a tour with its distinguished designer, Jasper Jacob

As the National Museum in Muscat gets ready for a ‘soft opening’, it was kind of its designer Jasper Jacob to show me around the building and galleries, with explicit no photograph instructions (difficult to resist)!.

Jasper Jacob in Oman's National Museum
Jasper Jacob in Oman’s National Museum

Its state-of-the-art interior will enable the contents, most Continue reading “National Museum in Oman”

Openings and Closings in Muscat

almost like loosing a friend


The National Museum’s work is now under way in Muscat. Jasper Jacob, the designer, has been working on this for many years and has been a great companion with me on journeys through Oman so he can get inspiration for the building.

the new National Museum
the new National Museum

The overall design is Continue reading “Openings and Closings in Muscat”

Fish and Flora in Oman

The green stuff is very much the focus in Muscat at the moment.

Dr Annette Patzelt
Dr Annette Patzelt

Apart from the green dollars coming in from high oil prices the new Botanical Garden project is now under way and due for completion in 2010 – the same opening time that the new Continue reading “Fish and Flora in Oman”