Centara Muscat Hotel Oman
Iftar @ 11 OMR per person at Tiptara All Day Dining
Prepaid Iftar Vouchers packages:
20 Iftars vouchers @ OMR 200 instead of 220 OMR (10 % discount)
30 Iftars vouchers @ 264 OMR instead of 330 OMR (20% discount)
Groups and Groups private Iftars
Menus Starting from 9 OMR per person
Take Away Sohour
5.5 OMR per meal
Tulip Inn Muscat
Traditional Daily Iftar
Park Inn by Radisson Muscat
Ramadan Iftar Offers
Experience Ramadan Hospitality at Park Inn by Radisson Muscat *This Ramadan bring your family, friends and colleagues to enjoy our mouthwatering spread of oriental delicacies daily buffet at the Palm Restaurant for only 12 RO net per person starting 25th May or book your private Iftar at the covered air-conditioned Sama Terrazza rooftop lounge or meeting rooms.
For inquiries or group bookings, contact:
T: +968 9537 2021 or +968 2450 7888
Golden Tulip Hotel Seeb Muscat
BUFFET IFTAR DURING RAMADAN
We would like you to come, and enjoy our variety of Iftar Buffet, at the Le Jardin Restaurant, from sunset to 10.30 pm. Sohour will be served through Room Service. In observance of the Holy Month of Ramadan, Breakfast Buffet will be served to Non-Muslims, in the Le Jardin Restaurant, from 6.00 am to 10.30 am.
Slot 2 is still open for registration with limited spots available🌙👍
Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre📍
Booth price is 60 OR per day✅
Slot Two: 1 - 7 June 2018🗓
Timing: 6:30 pm - 1 am🕛
For registration and enquiries 95555009📞
التسجيل مازال مستمراً للفترة الثانية
Privileged to be standing alongside the Ministry of Tourism, Oman Convention Bureau and Crowne Plaza OCEC at #IMEX2018
in Frankfurt showcasing Oman. A perfect event to meet and interact with associations and potential buyers
#AnEventToRemember #Oman #OmanConvention
يفتخر مركز عمان للمؤتمرات و المعارض و كراون بلازا التابعة لها بالوقوف إلى جانب وزارة السياحة ، لتمثيل السلطنة في معرض IMEX2018 في فرانكفورت . حدث عالمي يلتقي فيه موردو الفعاليات و الجمعيات الدولية ورجال الأعمال. #فعاليات_لاتنسى #مؤتمرات_عمان #عمران
Tourist arrivals on the rise
Tourist arrivals in Oman continue to grow with a significant rise of 24.6 per cent in March 2018 compared to the same month in the previous year. According to a report by National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI), 371,000 visitors arrived in the Sultanate in March this year against 298,000 during the same period last year. “Gulf visitors topped the list with a total number of 128,000 visitors forming massive 34.5 per cent during the month followed by German, Indian and British nationals with 12.5 per cent, 9 per cent and 6.3 per cent, respectively,” said the report.
Cruise tourism also witnessed a significant growth during the period with 40,000 visitors arriving in the Sultanate from different countries. Of the total number of visitors, Europeans formed a massive 88.7 per cent, with the largest number hailing from Germany, said the report. At the same time, the number of people departing the Sultanate witnessed an increase of 8.5 per cent in March 2018 compared to the same month last year. Omanis formed a mammoth 60.7 per cent of the total visitors departed Oman during the month.
A report by Arabian Travel Market 2018 already said that tourism arrivals will witness an increase at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 13 per cent between 2018 and 2021. Accommodating the predicted influx, a number of major hotel chains have recently announced properties in Muscat, driving the 12 per cent CAGR over the next three years; from 10,924 rooms in 2017 to 16,866 in 2021.
Leading domestic investor, Oman Hotels and Tourism, has committed to building 10 hotels across the country with a projected value of $260 million by 2021. Meanwhile, revenues from three- to five-star hotels reached RO 23 million during March, with an increase of 16 per cent, compared to RO 20.1 million in the same month last year. The total number of guests at the hotels reached 153,000, with a total occupancy level of 73.9 per cent compared to 68.5 per cent.
This new mall in Oman is slated to open in a few months
The Al Raid Group announced a $1 billion investment in Oman’s retail, leisure and tourism sectors over the next five years, with its shopping and leisure development ‘Al-Araimi Boulevard’ scheduled for completion this September. The Al Araimi Boulevard is being built in Al Khoudh and is expected to create 800 direct and 1,200 indirect jobs when it opens. Its grand opening will be followed by a ground breaking ceremony for the Al-Araimi Walk project, which is slated for completion in 2020.
Abdullah bin Ali Al Araimi, Chairman of Al Raid Group, said, “The Al-Araimi Walk will be the largest shopping, entertainment and tourism destination in the Sultanate with a value of OMR112 million and a total land area of 240,000 square metres.” Al Araimi Walk, which will be the largest shopping mall in Oman, is the first outlet mall to be developed by Al Raid Group. The project will feature 264 stores, a ski park, an ice-skating ring, an indoor water park, a trampoline park, Oman’s first virtual reality complex in addition to a family entertainment centre.
Al Araimi Walk will be built in Barka’s Al Somhan area.
The Al-Araimi Walk, according to Al Raid’s Group Chairman, is being built in response to the directives of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said. With a vision of boosting public-private partnerships, the shopping outlet promises to offer thousands of job opportunities to Omani youth and attracting investment. During a press conference in Azaiba, Al Araimi said that the development would create more jobs.
For one of the largest employers in the country, Oman’s retail sector occupies the lowest square feet per capita in the region, according to the Vice-Chairman of Al Raid Group. “If you look at the retail sector, it is one of the largest employers in the country. It provides 180,000 jobs and 12% of those employed are Omanis,” said Raid Al Araimi.
However, he added, “In Oman, the number of retail square feet you have per capita is one of the lowest in the region. We have got 9 to 10 square feet per capita whereas the norm is 20-25.” Al Araimi said the retail sector wasn’t strong as yet because Oman
Sharqiyah Sands is one of Oman’s treasures
Although the summer months are fast approaching, that hasn’t stopped Oman’s residents and citizens from exploring the vast, beautiful landscape of the Sultanate. The golden dunes of the Sharqiyah Sands desert have long held a place in the hearts of those who live and work in Oman, as well as tourists who visit the land hailed as the Essence of Arabia. Thomas Morton and his wife Susanne recently returned from a night camp in the desert. “We were lucky to catch the last of the resort camps being organised in the deserts and it was a truly spectacular feeling,” he said. “There are very few places in the world where you can feel truly at peace with nature and Oman is lucky to have such a place.” “My children loved sliding down the golden sands and although they were soiled from playing in the dunes afterwards, they really loved it, and this is going to be quite a story for them to tell when we get back to the UK,” added Morton. “To have such excellent facilities in the middle of nowhere is really something, and we didn’t expect to experience such sound hospitality, but it’s been a lovely experience for us.” The Sharqiyah Sands challenges you as a person and sometimes makes you test your own limits, said Khamis Al Odaibi, an Omani tour guide who often takes people from Muscat to the sands and back. “My friends and I often explore the Sharqiyah Sands, because Oman is our mother, and we feel we must get to know her better,” he explained. “When you are in the desert, there is no water, no food, and sometimes, even no cellphone coverage in these places, so you have to be really careful. Many of us do take a four-wheel drive and explore, but I prefer travelling with a camel. The closer to nature, the better. “There are very few places in the world which actually challenge you, and I think you emerge stronger because of the experience. It is not something you can count on your fingers or see in front of you, but sometimes, these experiences are better than anything else you can have.
Many of the tourists who come here are amazed when I tell them of the Bedouins who live near here because they cannot believe it’s poss
Tourism sector receives new boost from investments and initiatives
Oman has received a record number of tourists in the first quarter of 2018 compared to the previous quarter, thanks to new legislation and investments in the country. Between January and March 2018, tourists recorded at Muscat airport and the borders reached 1.1 millions, up 18 per cent from the previous quarter in 2017.
This clearly shows the government’s investments in the hospitality area and new visa relaxation are working well for the tourism sector. At the same time, Omran’s initiatives in building world-class hotels, exhibitions and events in the last 12 months have complimented the tourists drive in the Sultanate.
The advantage is that Oman has a year-round sunshine, sandy beaches, cliff-top forts and desert dunes which most of the GCC countries do not have.
Nearly 40 per cent of the tourists come the GCC countries but local hotels also reported a high intake from Europe and Asian countries as well. Tour operators also reported a bigger number of bookings in sight seeing across the country. The popular resorts like the Masirah Island, Wadi Bani Khalid, Ras Al Hadd, Rimal al Sharqiya (Wahiba Sands), and Musandam received record visitors.
Earlier this month, Oman agreed a new visa agreement with 33 countries which will boost a new record of tourists in the country for the rest of the year. The government has spent about 720 million rials in the last five years in the hospitality area and a further 1.2 billion in infrastructure like roads. The accumulative investments have paid off in a big way in terms of tourism attraction.
As for the future, Oman has allocated around 15 sites for tourism developments and it is estimated to cost about $2 billion over the next seven years, as part of its plans to lure 5 million visitors by 2022. With the completion of the new Muscat airport, the authorities expect to increase the capacity from 8 million passengers now to 16 million by 2020.
The government plans to embark on a drive of renovation of many of its historical sites to boost visitors. The ancient buildings like the forts, the aflaj systems, the old towns, souqs and mosques are high in t
Scotsman daily hails Oman as ‘The Hidden Gem of the ME’
EDINBURGH: The Scotsman newspaper of Scotland which was established in 1817 describes the Sultanate in a published feature as ‘The Hidden Gem of the Middle East’. ‘Its strategic coastal location, looking across the Arabian Sea towards Iran and India, means it has been an important trading state for centuries. Oman is now a destination for visitors from the different countries of the world, the report added. The newspaper said that the Sultanate has undergone significant investment in the past 40 years but still retains an old world charm and authenticity lacking in its brash neighbour.
Oman boasts mountains to rival the Alps. Worried about uncomfortably high temperatures? Those high peaks mean much of the country luxuriates in the balmy mid 20s while the rest of the Arabian Peninsula watches the mercury climb above 40. ‘Stable government and a welcoming attitude towards outsiders have made Oman a trusted friend to western governments, as well as its Arab neighbours,’ the newspaper furthered. “Factor in the always smiling Omani people and it’s surprising this place isn’t already an established destination for travellers from the different parts of the world.
The Omani hospitality starts from the elite services provided by Oman Air to passengers. The Sultanate has many mountains, wadis and luxurious resorts, especially in the Al Jabal Al Akhdhar. These resorts are among the best resorts in the Middle East. Al Jabal Al Akhdhar offers a range of outdoor pursuits. A trek through the mountains to explore the ancient hillside villages is a must. But most thrilling of all is the resort’s climbing experience. — ONA
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15 DEGREES COOLER STAYCATION
Seek retreat from the summer heat at Alila Jabal Akhdar
As the warm summer months roll in, Alila Jabal Akhdar invites guests to escape the sweltering desert heat and embrace the crystal-clear skies, invigoration fresh air and crisp breezes of the Hajar mountain range. Ideally positioned 2000 meters above sea level, Alila Jabal Akhdar is always 15 Degrees Cooler during the summer months making it the perfect getaway this season.
Amongst the stunning backdrop of the rugged mountain range, cool-off in the resorts glistening infinity pool and let Alila Jabal Akhdar spoil you with sheer relaxation. Start and end the day with a calming sunrise and sunset yoga session on the deck, unwind at Spa Alila with bespoke and unique wellness treatments designed to revitalise mind, body and soul or tuck in to an array of delicacies and refreshing drinks, at the award-winning Juniper restaurant, for an escape like no other.
Guests are invited to choose from a range of daily activities, based on the weekly schedule. Discover the wonders of the solar system, the clearest and coolest night-time views of the stars, moon, planets and be intrigued by the spectacular rock formations which fill every corner of the Jabal Akhdar mountains all in our World of Rock Star guided experience. Little ones can take also full advantage of Play Alila activities and partake in a journey of discovery and adventurous Butterfly Trail, an exciting adventure for families who can enjoy a 3km expedition around the resort.
Throughout the summer season, guests can combat the heat with nature, fresh air and stunning views at the eco-luxury resort on the mountain, Alila Jabal Akhdar, by booking the 15 Degrees Cooler package that includes: • Mountain view suite starting from OMR 115.00 • Welcome Qahwa & dates on arrival • Daily a la carte breakfast and dinner for two at Juniper Restaurant • 15% discount on selected Spa Alila treatments and Alila experiences • Complimentary room upgrade (Subject to availability) • Sunrise and sunset yoga, based on weekly schedule • Juniper Restaurant master class, based on a weekly schedule • Fresh fruit refreshments at the poolsid
OMAN’S LEADING HOTEL
SHERATON OMAN WINS
WORLD TRAVEL AWARDS
Since it’s reopening at the end of 2016, the iconic Sheraton Oman Hotel has reinstated its legacy as a leader in the region’s hospitality industry. Soon after topping the TripAdvisor ratings chart, the Sheraton Oman Hotel has since been declared “Best Business Hotel in Muscat” at the Business Traveller Middle East Awards 2017 and “Oman’s Leading Hotel” during the World Travel Awards 2017. This year and for the second time in a row, Sheraton Oman has been presented the prestigious “Oman’s Leading Hotel” award at the World Travel Award 2018.
This year, the World Travel Awards™ celebrates its 25th anniversary year. Its annual programme is renowned as the most prestigious and comprehensive in the global industry.The recent awards and accolades reflect the Hotel’s focus on harnessing the company’s culture of service excellence and dedication of its employees to providing the ultimate guest experience.
Anand Ganesan, General Manager, Sheraton Oman Hotel said, “We are delighted to win this prestigious award for the second year in a row, which is an affirmation and encouragement of our efforts by all staff. This will only further our commitment to provide guests with a memorable experience each and every time.” Sheraton Oman Hotel is delighted to have been recognised and awarded the title Oman’s Leading Hotel and states “We are looking forward to many more achievements to ensure the tallest hotel in Muscat keeps not only making headlines, but producing lasting memories also” – Sondos Omar, Marketing Manager.
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