Enrich Your Eid Break
Bring family and friends together for a spirited Eid Al Adha celebration. Experience Oman’s unrivalled culture, marvelous wadis and breathtaking hikes. Stay at the conveniently located Sheraton Oman Hotel to enjoy spectacular sights, delicious cuisine and exceptional service.
OMR 40 for single room and OMR 50 for double room including breakfast;
· 20% discount on Spa treatments
· 20% discount within any of our restaurants
For bookings or more information, please call +968 2237 7777
or email email@example.com.
Room rates are excluding taxes and service charge. Offer is valid for stays between 18 August and 29 August, 2018. Applicable for new bookings only, cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts and subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply.
Book 3 nights for 70 OMR ONLY!
احجز ٣ ليالي ب ٧٠ ر.ع فقط !
Eid offer Including breakfast | Free Tickets to Khasab Fort & Musandam Traditional souk | Offer until 30/08/2018 | Terms & conditions apply
عرض العيد يتضمن افطار مجاني | تذاكر مجانية حصن خـصب و سوق مسنـدم التقليدي | العرض ساري لغاية٣٠/٠٨/٢٠١٨ | تطبق الشروط و الأحكام
Atana Musandam 0096826730888 | Atana Khasab 0096826730777
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Eid Al Adha Offer of Crowne Plaza Resort Salalah
Weddings at the Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre
Unveiling the grand and extravagant junior ballroom. A premiere venue for weddings, corporate functions, special events and more. Spacious and pillar less with hosting capacity of 540 banquet guests or 1,026 theatre-style.
Let your celebration begin!
احتفلي بزفافك في قاعة المناسبات الصغرى الخالية من الأعمدة والمزخرفة بالأناقة العصرية والتصميم الفاخر ليُضفي على زفافك بصمة مميزة لا تٌنسى
Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre, Al Irfan, Airport Heights
P: +968 2423 3800
«تي سي اس» العالمية تختار السلطنة أفضل وجهة سياحية
Birdwatching in Salalah
The pleasant weather throughout the year makes Salalah the natural home to many birds. From African Silverbills to flamingos, the cool and calm weather attracts many bird species. The greenery that is present throughout the year attracts birds and also makes this an ideal place for birdwatching.
While most migratory birds can be seen from late August and September, don’t forget to take your binoculars and cameras during Khareef as well as some are found throughout the year. You can spot large numbers of flamingos near the lagoons and the beaches.
ENRICH YOUR EID BREAK
AT SHERATON OMAN HOTEL
Bring family and friends together for a spirited Eid Al Adha celebration at Sheraton Oman Hotel.
Guests are invited to experience Oman’s unrivalled culture, marvellous wadis and breathtaking hikes from the conveniently located Sheraton Oman Hotel, where spectacular sights, delicious cuisine and exceptional service await.
Whether on the lookout for a poolside getaway or a city-trip of exploration, the Sheraton Oman Hotel offers it all. Having recently developed their culinary offering, visitors will be spoiled for choice with South-American food-fare at Asado, a world of teas at Tea Library, an international brunch-style buffet at The Courtyard or industrial-chic dishes at the trendy basement lounge, Turbine & Taps.
Eid Al Adha is a time for celebration and what better way than with delicious dining, signature spa treatments and the cities sights at your fingertips. **VALID 18 – 29 AUGUST 2018
OMR 40 for single room per night including breakfast
OMR 50 for double room per night including breakfast
20% discount on Spa treatments
20% discount within any of our restaurants
For reservations or more information please call +968 2237 7777 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Room rates exclude taxes and service charge and are valid for new bookings only.
Terms and conditions apply
First stop for Lands of Merchants journey
Oman was chosen as the first stop for the upcoming Lands of Merchants and Maharajas journey by TCS World Travel, based in Seattle in the United States of America (USA). This was revealed by Tim Ryan, Director of Product Development at the TCS World Travel, in a report published by AFAR website. Frankincense was a valuable commodity along ancient trade routes, coveted by merchants. Much of the finest incense, perfume and oil created from the resin come from Oman. The report added: “A stable and welcoming country, Oman promises visual and cultural delights. Perhaps because its non-glitzy capital, Muscat, offers an appealing contrast to the capitals of some of its booming neighbours — Oman is now starting to show up on the tourism radar. That’s good news for visitors — it is still possible to experience the leisurely.
Omani lifestyle.” Having recently scouted Oman, Ryan saw for himself how this sparsely populated nation enjoys a diverse and rich landscape, which may surprise those who think of it as a desert kingdom. With coconut palms swaying along Salalah’s beach resorts in the far southwest, you could easily imagine you were in the Caribbean. But just inland, the great Empty Quarter desert begins. This is the Unesco’s world heritage-designated Land of Frankincense, where the country’s Boswellia sacra trees are tapped for their resin. At Oman’s far northern Strait of Hormuz tip, the Musandam Peninsula with rugged peaks and countless islets draw whale and dolphin watchers.
For an authentic experience in Muscat, Ryan recommends the busy and historic Muttrah Souq where you can pick up your frankincense, or purchase a curved silver khanjar (dagger). Its harbour-front location is a reminder that this crossroads nation has absorbed cultural influences from Africa, India and Persia. Don’t miss a visit to the Grand Mosque — one of few in the Middle East open to non-Muslims — for its stunning golden dome and decorative tile mosaics. It might come as a surprise to discover that a gleaming-white structure built a few years ago is the world-class Royal Opera House Muscat.
The report further said from Muscat, it’s a mere tw
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صالات العرض بالمركز توفر مساحات مرنة للمؤتمرات والأمسيات المعاصرة حيث يمكن تقسيمها إلى خمس قاعات منفصلة، أو تحويلها الى قاعة فردية بمساحة 22,000 متر مربع وارتفاع السقف بطول 10 أمتار. مثالية للمنصات ذات الطابق المزدوج. هذه الصالات ستضيف تجربة فريدة للزوار في فعاليتكم القادمة. #فعاليات_لاتنسى #مؤتمرات_عمان #عمران
Khareef Salalah: Fragrance of frankincense
Of the many attractions that make a visit to Salalah essential is the beautiful frankincense culture that carries a revered history and the essence of what Salalah is all about.
The coastal town is known for its highly prized natural product that produces a heady, sweet-smelling incense that wafts through the open air and into the mosques, private properties, and other sacred places of Salalah.
In ancient times, Salalah was known for its frankincense trade. It was a cultivation ground for the trees that produced the finest of products, which was later dubbed as the ‘land of frankincense’. Today, after thousands of years, the place has maintained its quality, and people continue to flock south for a portion of this traditional goodness.
If you’re headed to Salalah for the Khareef season, make sure to stop by some of these places and explore the history that dates back to the medieval era.
You can visit the Museum of the Frankincense Land, where many interesting artefacts collected from the olden times are displayed, and take a photo with one of the oldest frankincense trees.
After the museum, drive to Wadi Dawkah, a Unesco World Heritage Site that is home to a massive forest that has over five thousand frankincense trees on its land, some of which are said to be over 200 years old.
For your final stop, visit the traditional souq and buy yourself a packet of this exotic product for your home. You can also enjoy a rejuvenating frankincense-infused spa treatment at the local hotels in the city.
Oman hotels offer discounts ahead of Renaissance Day holiday
After the announcement of the Renaissance Day holiday on July 23, a number of hotels have been offering discounts and offers in a bid to attract more visitors.
One such hotel is the Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara. The city plays host to most of the Khareef season tourists, and the resort is hoping that the influx will increase during the weekend before the holiday.
James Hewitson, General Manager of the Al Baleed Resort Salalah, said the hotel is adding new offers to its existing Khareef plans. “Rates start from OMR152 onwards, which includes breakfast and dinner for two adults and three children per night,” he said. “This is our Renaissance Day offer for this weekend. The regular rate is OMR145, and residents and citizens can get a 20 per cent discount on this rate for a Deluxe Garden View room,” he added.
Hotels in Musandam are also trying to woo tourists, as more visitors are likely to flock to Dhofar during Khareef.
Atana Khasab is also floating a new Renaissance Day offer, in addition to their summer offer. “For our Renaissance Day offer, a guest can get the third day for free after staying two days at the hotel,” said a representative from Atana Khasab Hotel. “This includes breakfast for two persons. We hope to continue this offer right up to September to see how it goes. This offer, however, doesn’t hold good for the Eid Al Adha holidays in August.” “We are also continuing with our summer promotion package, which offers a discounted price of OMR38 per night,” he added.
The Millennium Hotel in Musannah is also offering hotel stays at discounted prices.
Dermot Birchall, General Manager of Millennium Resort Mussanah Oman, disclosed that citizens and residents of Oman can avail of rooms at discounted prices. “The Millennium Resort Mussanah is offering Omani locals and residents an enticing summer package starting at OMR40, which includes a one-night stay in a deluxe room and complimentary breakfast for two, or OMR50 for a one-night stay with breakfast and dinner,” said Birchall. “Children below six years of age who share a bed with t
‘Oman one of the Middle East’s hidden gems’
London: Britain’s The Daily Mail newspaper described the Sultanate as one of the Middle East’s hidden gems offering vast undulating deserts.
The newspaper published a report where it pointed out the Rimal al Sharqiya (Wahiba Sands), South of the capital Muscat, is where many locals go ‘dune-bashing’ at the weekend in huge off-road vehicles.
It’s a magical experience to sit and stare up at a star-studded night sky.
The newspaper pointed out that Muscat is the charming port carved from a natural volcanic bowl facing the Arabian Sea.
It’s studded with forts and souqs gently nestled into the waterfront.
The writer of the report expressed his admiration of Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque and described it as a kaleidoscope of swirling designs and colours which can hold 6,500 people. ‘‘Just as impressive is the Muttrah souq whose stalls are filled with frankincense, fresh spices, ancient maritime sextants, pistols and khanjars.” The Daily Mail newspaper also added that the teak dhows that ferry tourists around the port and along Oman’s coastline are still built in the same traditional style as those that carried ‘Sinbad’ on his seven voyages of discovery.
The newspaper noted that it’s far easier to take a short internal flight across the vast desert known as the Empty Quarter if you’re heading to the south of Oman.
Here in Salalah, Al Baleed Beach Resort sits next to the ruins of a city dating back to 2,500 BC. “A romantic evening walk along the beach is interrupted as hundreds of crabs scuttle across the sand in the twilight, nipping at our toes.
The children take to their beds with their own stories of fleeing imaginary monsters while we treasure the hotel’s spectacular dining experience, eating beneath the stars as the Indian Ocean laps at our feet. It’s my idea of an Arabian Night to remember,” concludes the report.