With the nice weather it was great to be able to make a very early start and attend Camel Races on the open plain in Oman.
We took a small group from Steppes Travel on a tour in Oman over Christmas over Christmas.
Since I started operating this for The Traveller (British Museum Tours) who Steppes purchased Continue reading “Tour in Oman over Christmas”
Do you live in Oman? Would you like a great price on the book ‘Walking through History’? Its all about Oman’s 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Bat, Al Ayn and Al Kutm; Bahla; 5 Aflaj Systems and the Land of Frankincense.
Filled with unique colour images and well researched information – this is the first Coffee Table Book about Oman’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites .
If you want it as a gift or to enjoy yourself – Crème de la Crème magazine have decided to help support the book’s launch.
Pick up a copy of the new February issue of Crème de la Crème magazine. Then take the magazine into their office of the building on ’ al Elm Street‘ in Al Khuwair ‘(opposite the Platinum Hotel off Dohat al Adab Street ) – and you will get Rial Omani 5/- off a copy of the book – its already in the Al Roya warehouse for the launch on February 14th.
Muscat’s Royal Opera House is currently hosting performances of the Glimmerglass production of The Music Man.
It was a pleasure Continue reading “The Music Man performers see Oman”
Oman still has a few traditional pit loom weavers and I enjoyed a visit to one.
Shawarma Sandwiches in Oman are a staple snack. Made from lamb or, as here, chicken grilled on a vast rotating stand they are ready to go in less than a minute.
It was in 1986 that I first ventured into Bandar Jissah (often called Qantab Beach) in Muscat, along the dirt track which wound down the wadi towards I knew not, but the grand scenery was draw enough.
I found the beach, in an amphitheatre of mountains cascading into the sea, and from it I have swum since then.
Yesterday was probably the last time Continue reading “Bandar Jissah closes in Muscat Oman”
Spread over a 420 hectare site the Oman Botanic Garden is under development with an opening still a few years away.
I paid a visit to learn about this ambitious project Continue reading “Plants of Oman being conserved”
I had an interesting visit to the workshop where exhibits for the new National Museum are being made.
From renovating old boats , through to Continue reading “National Museum Muscat”
The 22nd June is World Camel Day.
Here in Oman Camels are Continue reading “World Camels Day in Wahiba Desert of Oman”
Today, 23rd May, is World Turtle Day – and what better way
than to look at an Omani Green Turtle Chelonia mydas as she returns to the Arabian Sea near Ras al Hadd in Oman.
It was great to have a walk through an Omani Wadi especially as the weather is still to reach over 40c.
Passing us, Continue reading “Trucks and Chicks”
Lodewickj Klass and Vandenbergh Stijn lead on day 4 of the Tour of Oman
One of ‘reality TVs’ longer lived formats has been The Amazing Race
which visited Oman a couple Continue reading “Oman Treasure Hunt”
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.
This year in November the American Continue reading “Arabian Gulf Cruise with Clipper Odyssey in November”