Leisure and Travel
The Beach of Al Bustan Palace In Muscat
A Day At The Beach of Al Bustan Palace In Muscat Sometimes you just need a good old-fashioned day at the beach — sand between your toes, sun on your face, beach blankets, and a picnic basket. But, if you’re anything like me, sometimes you need something even more relaxing: A beach day where all you have to do is show up.
Best Places For Ocean Swimming In Muscat
Best Places For Ocean Swimming In Muscat Peter Shaw is one of many passionate swimmers in Muscat. In his early 60s, he wakes up early in the morning on the weekends, puts on his swim trunks, and heads to the Shatti Al Qurum beach for a 7am swim with his friends. “Swimming is the secret of my energy,” said the retired executive.
Oman tourism: Escape to Alila Jabal Akhdar
Almost everyone who has visited Oman has been to the beautiful green mountains of Jebel Akhdar and as I’d listen to friends and visitors alike going on and on about the weather, the scenery, and the spectacular views, I’d have to keep mum, sitting on my secret that though I grew up in Muscat, I’d never been there.
Salalah Rotana Resort: A True Bliss
Salalah Rotana Resort: A True Bliss When I think of Salalah, I fondly remember roadside grilled chicken being served by Dhofari women in colourful, floral dishdasha. I think of camel cooked on hot wadi stones in ...
Oman Tourism: A drive through Sur's coastal villages
Oman Tourism: A drive through Sur's coastal villages Friday09.00 Wake up and sip your dose of daily Turkish coffee or espresso before starting your drive south to Sur.10.30 Stop in Fins village to visit the only coffee shop ...
Weekend Escape in Oman: Ras Al Hadd and Al Ashkharah
Weekend Escape in Oman: Ras Al Hadd and Al Ashkharah Friday09.00 Turn on your music, grab a takeaway coffee, and hit the coastal road south to Sur.11.00 Take the exit for “the ancient city of Qalhat” for a short stop ...
5 Hotels to try in Oman on Valentine's Day
5 Hotels to try in Oman on Valentine's Day Al Bustan PalaceCouples can spend the most romantic holiday of the year having a private dinner on the Al Bustan beach as part of the hotel’s “Love me Do” overnight-stay ...
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Weekend Travel: Glamping in Jabal Akhdar A few hours north of Muscat, the spectacular vistas of the Jabal Akhdar mountains are most often associated with outdoorsy adventure travel — camping trips, rock climbing, even mountain biking ...
9 Classic places to visit in Oman
9 Classic places to visit in Oman Despite the adornments of modern life, crowded souqs continue to resound with the clamour of shoppers bargaining over frankincense, jewellery, local produce, and food; venerable forts and crumbling watchtowers still stand guard over the towns they once protected; goats wander past huddles of ochre-coloured houses in the Sultanate of Oman....