Holidays in Oman 2018 and 2019 dates you need to know for your visit

When visiting Oman, Holidays in Oman such as public holidays and the weekend are different from those in ‘western’ countries. Read on www.TonyWalsh.me

Mosque interior
Mosque interior

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Shangri-La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa

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
Kim Tan of Shangri-La

Apart from Continue reading “Shangri-La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa”

Central Coast of Oman with Turtles & Gulls

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
Loggerhead Turtle Oman

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Arabian Gulf Cruise with Clipper Odyssey in November

In January last year I was delighted to give lots of talks about Oman as ‘Guest Lecturer’ on an Arabian Gulf Cruise with the Island Sky as it cruised from Salalah to past Abu Dhabi.

Island Sky at Sea Arabian Gulf Cruise
Island Sky at Sea

This year in November the American Continue reading “Arabian Gulf Cruise with Clipper Odyssey in November”

Oman Guided Tour for a small group

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 Small group guided tour in Oman
Explanation of Traditional Bone Carving Oman

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Oman Small Group Tour in warm winter sun

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 Oman Tour for Christmas
Dolphin Watching Muscat

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Sur in Eastern Oman

after arriving by sea in Noble Caledonia’s Island Sky

During our guests holiday in Oman we paid a nice visit into Sur, near Oman’s eastern tip.

Fortifications of Sur Oman
Fortifications of Sur Oman

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More Holidays in Oman

for December 2010

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.