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Al Ansab Wetland, a paradise for nature lovers

Home to nearly 300 species of birds, many of which arrive in Oman during their biannual migratory flights around the world, the Al Ansab Wetland is a paradise for nature lovers that few have heard of so far, but many will soon know of, given the rapidly growing popularity of the region. Sea-wading birds like the Black Winged Stilt are full-time inhabitants of the wetland, while many species of eagles arrive in Muscat during the[…]

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World Travel Awards headed to Oman for Grand Final Gala Ceremony

World Travel Awards has partnered with Oman Airports to host their highly anticipated 2019 Grand Final Gala Ceremony. The event will be held at the Royal Opera House Muscat on November 28. Leading figureheads and global travel industry decision-makers will be attending the red-carpet gala reception at the glamorous Oman Sultanate. The ancient city of Muscat, dramatically wedged between the steep mountains and the Arab Sea, is home to ancient forts, flower-filled parks and rich[…]

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Visit Al Baleed Archaeological Site in Salalah

Located in the village of Al Baleed in Salalah, the Land of Frankincense is one of many UNESCO World Heritage Sites located in Oman and was once the hub of the booming frankincense trade in the ancient world. Royal families from as far as China, Egypt and Rome, as early as 3,000 BC, pursued the precious resin of frankincense worth its weight in gold. Oman harvested the precious crop and shipped around the ancient world.[…]

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Oman Air adds 5 cities to codeshare with Lufthansa

Oman Air, Oman‘s national carrier, said it is continuing to expand across Europe by adding five common cities with Lufthansa, Europe’s largest airline, to its list of codeshare destinations. According to a statement from the airline, guests will fly on Oman Air flights from Muscat to Munich and Frankfurt and link seamlessly to Amsterdam, Dublin, Helsinki, Oslo and Warsaw under the expanded agreement with the first flights scheduled to depart on October 27. Oman Air,[…]

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Oman completes work on major theatre

As part of the Oman Convention & Exhibition Center (OCEC) campaign, Oman Tourism Development Company (Omran) has announced its successful completion of the Madinat Al Irfan Theater construction work package. Omran, the executive arm of the sultanate for tourism growth, said Madinat Al Irfan Theater was the country’s largest lyric theater and one of the region’s largest, serving as a one-stop destination for businesses and events. Sultan Qaboos Rose influenced the development of the Madinat[…]

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Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, an architectural masterpiece

Peace, tolerance, stability. That’s always been the way of Oman‘s Sultanate, and if there was one building in the nation that epitomizes this, it would be the Grand Mosque of Sultan Qaboos. Completed in May 2001 and able to hold up to 20,000 worshippers, His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said gave the mosque to the individuals of Oman. The mosque is “an architectural masterpiece and the pride and happiness of Oman,” according to the Ministry of Tourism. The mosque houses the second biggest hand-woven carpet in the globe, as well as one of the world’s biggest chandeliers adorned with hundreds of Swarovski crystals. The mosque will[…]

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Oman Air extends luxury stay programme for stopover travellers

Oman Air, flag carrier of Oman has extended its successful stopover programme with the addition of a new hotel, the Sundus Rotana Muscat. The popular program offers visitors the chance to break their journey and enjoy some of the sultanate’s highlights on their way to their final destination.Presently, all Oman Air visitors – flying in all classes, to and from any city – can enjoy a free night’s stay in the ideally located, top-quality hotel.[…]

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Oman Air unveils transformation plan

Oman Air has unveiled its Transformation Plan, which calls on the airline’s workers across all levels to deliver operational improvements and work with an empowered focus to deliver continuous progress. The Transformation Plan incorporates explicit issues, for example, armada harmonization, hierarchical rebuilding and expanded computerized change, and approaches representatives to consider what can be improved and approach with their recommendations. In talking about the advancement with airline workers on September 3, Oman Air CEO Abdulaziz[…]

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Tracing the heritage of pottery in Oman

A natural component of old civilisations over the world, pots have assumed a key job in the growth of trade, commerce and society since times immemorial. Probably the most punctual pots on the planet were made in the Nile delta in the hour of the Pharaohs and were minimal more than dirt molded by hands to frame basic containers and compartments for individuals to save and store nourishment and water for a couple of more[…]

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Unique dining experience at oceanfront Salalah restaurant

visitors who go to the Dhofar locale to appreciate the Khareef celebration, just as the individuals who live in Oman’s southern governorate, can make the most of its first oceanfront ‘cooking theater’, which will highlight a large group of cooking systems from 15 talented chefs. With the support of Sheik Salim container Aufit Al Shanfari, Chairman of Dhofar Municipality, Oman Tourism Development Company (Omran), the official arm of the Sultanate for tourism development, and Crowne[…]

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