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Coronavirus: Oman will suspend tourist visas to all countries

In an attempt to prevent the spread of the deadly coronavirus, the Oman News Agency (ONA) announced on Thursday(12 March 2020) the Sultanate of Oman suspended tourist visas for travelers from all countries. According to ONA, the decision to suspend tourist visas came after a supreme committee meeting with interior minister Hamoud bin Faisal al-Busaidi. The committee was formed under the orders of Oman‘s sultan Haitham bin Tariq al-Said to deal with the outbreak in[…]

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Oman Air wins ‘Best First Class’ award

Oman Air, Oman‘s national carrier, was named best First Class Suite by German-based iF design, a world-leading design company. The tailor-made architecture of the national carrier provides new comfort levels and provides the most luxury experience for the discerning premium customers travelling in First Class. The First Class cabin at Oman Air includes a pull-out garment hook and closet, seat for the companion, connectivity to the device and a chilled mini bar. Four-abreast passengers are[…]

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One of the most prominent tourist destinations:Wadi Bani Khalid

According to statistics released by the Ministry of Tourism, the number of people who visited Wadi Bani Khalid of North Al-Sharqiyah Governorate rose to 220,230 in 2019. This is due to the tourism potential of the wilayat like water pools, which see a year-round influx of tourists. They come here to enjoy swimming and other activities on hiking. Statistics indicate the number of Omani visitors to the water pools reached about 65,476 during 2019. Among[…]

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Go on a camel safari in A’Sharqiyah Sands

Camel riding’s traditional Arab pastime has always evoked positive responses from many, young and old alike, both local and foreign. “Camels have been traditionally used by local Bedouins to move goods and people through the desert and around the world,” Oman‘s Tourism Ministry said. “It has become more a sign of prestige to own camels today, with many Omanis breeding them for racing and beauty contests. By setting off on a desert safari in the[…]

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Oman Air gets top recognition

National carrier Oman Air has recently been listed as the ‘ Most Trusted Full Service Airline Brand ‘ of the nation in 2019. The prize was based on a survey carried out by Apex Press, the sultanate’s leading publisher. More than 700,000 qualifying survey entries decided winners. “This award at Oman Air is unique to all,” said Abdulaziz Al Raisi, CEO of Oman Air. “I am grateful to all our workers, who have won our[…]

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Oman Air wins award for inventive use of design

National carrier Oman Air has been named ‘Best Design Airline –Middle East 2019’ by TheDesignAir, which showcases the aviation industry from a design and brand perspective. Abdulaziz Al Raisi, CEO of Oman Air, said: “We are proud to receive this recognition for our emphasis on design that draws on Oman‘s rich, artful heritage to create a modern, appealing look and style in all we do. We concentrate on the overall guest experience, which takes into[…]

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Oman Air signs codeshare deal with Air Italy

Oman Air and Air Italy have entered into a codeshare partnership to provide customers with enhanced connectivity between the Sultanate of Oman and seven major destinations in Italy. Under the agreement, the IG code of Air Italy will be placed on flights between Milan Malpensa and Muscat from Oman Air. At the same time, Oman Air will place its “WY” code on flights from Milan Malpensa to Rome Fiumicino, Naples, Cagliari (Sardinia), Palermo and Catania[…]

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Rakhyut, a calm corner for nature lovers

With many people visiting the Dhofar area during the Khareef season due to its cool winds and beautiful green scenery, Rakhyut is definitely a place they should see while in the southern governorate of Oman. Rakhyut’s Wilayat is located in the Dhofar Governorate’s western part. “It’s one of the Sultanate’s major tourist attractions. Thanks to its historical heritage, geographical and environmental diversity, a destination frequented by many visitors, Rakhyut is positioned in the heart of[…]

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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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