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Mourning Period Announced

On the sad occasion of the passing of his Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said, Sultan of Oman, who had passed away on 10.01.2020 at the age of 79, His Majesty Haitham bin Tariq Al Said was sworn in as Oman’s new Sultan. The Government of Oman has announced a state of mourning as…

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Oman to emerge as all-round cruise destination

Khasab: On Monday, the port in Khasab received the first ship to arrive in Oman outside the general winter cruise season. The first Indian cruise ship, Karnika, visited the Sultanate on Monday with 1,043 passengers including the crew and travelers. They were given a formal reception by officials at the Ministry of Tourism along with special packages…

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Hot air balloons in Salalah

Salalah: As the Khareef season is approaching, organizers of the first hot air balloon festival are expecting a big jump in the number of tourists heading to Dhofar Governorate. While more than 800,000 people visited Salalah for Khareef last year, officials from the organising committee of the festival expect the number to reach up to one million…

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Rose harvesting festival to be held at Jabal Al Akhdar

Muscat: The Jabal Al Akhdar district of Wilayat Nizwa will organise rose harvesting festival in April 2020 to attract a large number of tourists to the area which is popularly known as the Green Mountains of Oman. The temperature in Jabal Al Akhdar even dips to below zero degree Celsius during winter. This creates an environment…

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