When visiting Oman, Holidays in Oman such as public holidays and the weekend are different from those in ‘western’ countries.
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The weekend is on
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With part of our group from The Traveller it was good to visit Salalah,
Short Toed Eagle
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It was good to meet up with Kim Tan, Director of Business Development at the Shangri-la, after his recent business trip to Moscow.
Kim Tan of Shangri-La
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The Central Coast of Oman is affected by the summer Monsoon and so as Muscat is now not only hot but also humid we took a few days to travel down the coast from Muscat.
Loggerhead Turtle Oman
Mid-summer in Oman is also
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After a great overnight in the Wihibah Sands desert on this Oman guided tour, my small group travelled north towards Nizwa (see the earlier days on this
Oman Small Group Tour). Our first stop was to see how local women are continuing the traditional craft of Camel Bone Carving.
Explanation of Traditional Bone Carving Oman
As this was a Wednesday
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This Oman Small Group Tour for Christmas by British travel company ‘The Traveller/British Museum’ may turn out to be the last guided tour of Oman I organise under their name. The Traveller was purchased by Steppes Travel, and though I will have Christmas groups under Steppes own name – The Traveller has been a real treat to organise tours for.
Dolphin Watching Muscat
Taking to an almost mirror-like
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With all the rain since the start of the month
Wadi Dayqah Dam Quriyat
there is plenty
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Oman does have far more than its share of Falcons and Eagles.
Falcons of Oman
But despite knowing that
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Taking a brief Oman Holiday the guests who had booked with us decided that a visit to the Army Museum would be good; and with the the expertise of an officer to explain the displays it was
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There have been more holidays in Oman announced – 25th – 29th December.
Its remarkable that since mid November there will have been (apart from weekends) Eid holidays, Islamic New Year holidays and the National Day holidays – all of about a working week in length.
Private sector Holidays in Oman have been declared – though its not specified as National Day
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It always nice to have visitors
Picnic in an Omani Wadi
and this trip was with
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presents us with a nice certificate
We had a nice surprise when the Salalah Marriott Resort presented us with a certificate for the support we have given them this year .
Salalah Marriott Resort Certificate for Arabesque, my travel company
Certainly, our guests have liked staying in the hotel as part of their Oman Holidays – so I think there will be more to come
Making the most of Oman’s coast Ernest Meili took a journey down the 1700kms or so of Oman’s coastline. He talked about his experience, in one of the best talks held by the ESO.
1700 kilometers by Kayak
I really look forward to doing the same journey with Nobel Caledonia on their Oman Cruise and hope my talks will be as interesting.
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