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Six Senses Zighy Bay is First Omani Port on Sailing Arabia the Tour 2013


 

Six Senses Zighy Bay announces its third collaboration with Oman Sail’s Sailing Arabia – the Tour (SATT) 2013.  Starting from Manama, Bahrain and ending in Muscat, Oman, the route will traverse the Arabian Peninsula with Six Senses Zighy Bay as the first stop entering Oman.  Touring through four nations and seven marinas, Sailing Arabia the Tour sails over 1,408 kilometres in only 15 days, modelled after the internationally renowned Tour de France à la Voile, one of the world’s most famous offshore sailing events. Sailing Arabia – The Tour, was established by Oman Sail in 2011 to promote one of the region’s fastest growing sports and reignite the Gulf’s rich maritime heritage. 

Six Senses Zighy Bay will host the sailors and crew from Thursday, 21st February until departure from port on Saturday, 23rd February, 2013. The stopover culminates with an in-port race and prize-giving event directly on the beach of the resort in true Omani hospitality.  General Manager Axel Jarosch raves, “The leg from Ras al Khaimah to Zighy Bay is one of the toughest of the race. We are privileged to welcome the fleet closer to home, and what better place than in the midst of the Musandam’s breathtaking landscape and unparalleled luxury of Six Senses. We are all very excited, and all eyes will be looking to the spinnakers at the finish line on our doorstep.” 

Up to fifteen Farr 30-model boats are allowed entry; length of 9.43 metres, width of 3.07 metres, height of 14 metres, weight of 2.05 tons and draft of 2.1.  Each boat is manned by six sailors, but only one winner will take home the trophy in Muscat.  Last year’s maiden voyage of the all-women team skippered by renowned British sailor Dee Caffari propelled the regatta further into the Arabian limelight.  This year adds more anticipation with recently confirmed new entries from Royal Navy of Oman and Team Messe Frankfurt, in addition to some of the teams that participated in the 2012 edition.  

The sophomore edition of SATT had the fourth leg of the 2012 regatta sailing into Zighy Bay at 09:32 on 23rd February, nearly 24 hours after leaving Ras al Khaimah and traversing the Strait of Hormuz in complete darkness.  Greeted with at sunrise with the magnificence of the Hajar Mountains and shoreline of the Musandam Peninsula, the leaders of the leg sailed neck-in-neck with one another in a final push toward the finish at Zighy Bay. The tension was ripe, and the trophies were ultimately awarded to French team Courrier Dunkerque and the Qatari flagged Team Commercial bank claiming first and second respectively.  

A lavish Omani feast was hosted the following day at Six Senses’ Shua Shack, and attended by dignitaries from throughout the Sultanate, including Her Excellency Maitha Bint Saif Al Mahfouqi, Undersecretary at the Ministry of Tourism. The feast was followed by an in-port demonstration from the racing fleet, allowing invited media to float aboard the boats with the crew. This year promises even more competition and awards from the sailing experts at Oman Sail and Oman’s Leading Resort, Six Senses Zighy Bay.* 

In-port event at Zighy Bay from Sailing Arabia- the Tour 2012. Download a high resolution copy of this image from http://www.sailingarabiathetour.com/gallery/Gallery-Show-Race-and-Prize-giving-at-Zighy-Bay 

Prize winners from the 4th leg of Sailing Arabia – the Tour 2012 awarded in Zighy Bay under the patronage of Her Excellency Maitha Bint Saif Al Mahrouqi, Undersecretary at the Ministry of Tourism. Download a high resolution copy of this image from http://www.sailingarabiathetour.com/gallery/Gallery-Show-Race-and-Prize-giving-at-Zighy-Bay

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Six Senses Zighy Bay is First Omani Port on Sailing Arabia the Tour 2013
Six Senses Zighy Bay is First Omani Port on Sailing Arabia the Tour 2013

Six Senses Zighy Bay announces its third collaboration with Oman Sail’s Sailing Arabia – the Tour (SATT) 2013. Starting from Manama, Bahrain and ending in Muscat, Oman, the route will traverse th (03/12/2012)
Once Upon a Time in.... Oman..
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Her Excellency Maitha Al Mahrouqi, Undersecretary of the Oman Ministry of Tourism said, “The Cool Destinations campaign signals a shift towards greater on-line promotions. (07/07/2012)
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Global recognition highlighting the beauty and “must-see” aspects of Sultanate of Oman is good news for the Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre which is scheduled for completion in 2016. (23/05/2012)
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Mark Kirk, returned to the Gulf as G.M for Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa in Muscat

Two weeks before ATM Dubai, I received a press release from Ms. Annique, the account manager in Gulf Reps, announcing the appointing of Mr. Mark Kirk as the new General Manager for Shangri–La's Barr (22/05/2012)
Six Senses Zighy Bay Sweeps All 3 Shortlisted Categories at the Middle East Hotel Awards
Six Senses Zighy Bay Sweeps All 3 Shortlisted Categories at the Middle East Hotel Awards

On Tuesday, 15th May, 2012 in Dubai, Six Senses Zighy Bay received three new accolades from the Middle East Hotel Awards and renewed a fourth from the Middle East Spa Awards. (17/05/2012)
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Oman’s festivals, tourist attractions to shine at Riyadh Travel Fair 2012

Oman records 17 per cent increase in Saudi passenger arrivals in 2011 (14/05/2012)
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Mark Kirk has recently been appointed as the general manager of Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa, Sultanate of Oman (21/04/2012)
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Mark Kirk, the general manager of Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa, Sultanate of Oman, and Leo Fewtrell and Nazar Musa, managing partners of Gulf Reps, recently announced a partnership betwe (14/04/2012)
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Offers the perfect venue for stylish wedding celebrations and honeymoon getaways. (04/04/2012)
Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort And Spa, Sultanate of Oman offers the perfect venue for stylish w
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Oman’s world-class MICE offerings expected to generate major interest at GIBTM 2012 exhibition

USD 1.8 bn Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre nearing completion (27/03/2012)
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2011 international arrivals to Muscat, Oman at record high

2011 international arrivals to Muscat, Oman at record high (21/03/2012)
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OMAN CONVENTION & EXHIBITION CENTRE TO DEBUT AT GIBTM 2012

The Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre will make its debut at GIBTM, the Gulf’s premier meetings industry tradeshow this month. (18/03/2012)
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Oman’s Ministry of Tourism backs official entry to sailing regatta

Oman Sail’s 2nd Sailing Arabia - The Tour to complement Muscat’s status as 2012 Arab Capital for Tourism (18/02/2012)
Six Senses Zighy Bay / Sultanate of Oman
Six Senses Zighy Bay / Sultanate of Oman

Zighy Bay is located on a headland on the northern Musandam Peninsula in the Sultanate of Oman (05/01/2012)
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Chedi Muscat Unveils Region's Most Highly Anticipated Spa and Fitness Venue

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Oman: Air passenger increase signals tourism revival

Muscat International Airport has witnessed a noticeable increase in the arrival of passengers thus boosting tourism prospects in the Sultanate. (15/09/2011)
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Oman Air launches new holidays brand

Oman Air has announced a new joint venture with Bahwan Travel Agencies, which will promote inbound tourism to Oman and outbound holidays to destinations (14/09/2011)
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The number of Omani guests in the country's four and five star hotels during January to June 2011 increased by 8.3 per cent from 49,824 in the same period in 2010 to 53,981 in 2011. (14/09/2011)
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Oman Air's Hill to stay on as search for new CEO continues

Peter Hill, the outgoing CEO of Oman Air, has delayed his departure from the company, as the board of Oman's national airline continues to draw a blank in (06/09/2011)
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Construction work has begun on 11 buildings designed by UK-based architects TPS for Muscat International Airport, with the air traffic control (ATC) tower expected to be completed by April 2012. (06/09/2011)
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Oman eyes 12 million tourists by 2020

As part of the Sultanate 2020 strategy, the Omani Ministry of Tourism has unveiled plans to attract 12 million tourists to the Sultanate by 2020, Oman Tribune has reported. (01/09/2011)
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Oman Air flights back on schedule

Oman Air has announced that its flight operations at Muscat International Airport (01/09/2011)
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Oman looks to expand tourist markets

Oman's Ministrty of Tourism has created a network of 'Market Business Representatives' that serve as focal points in countries from where the bulk of (23/08/2011)
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Meet discusses tourism industry in Dhofar

Representatives of the external offices at the Tourism Ministry met here yesterday with tourism industry workers in Dhofar Governorate. (23/08/2011)
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Oman Air passengers to Bangkok get healthcare discounts

Oman Air has joined with Piyavate Hospital, one of Bangkok's healthcare centres, to offer the airline's customers discounts and benefits in health care. (23/08/2011)
 3rd Global Geotourism Conference for Oman
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Oman’s Tourism Ministry will host the 3rd Global Geotourism Conference at the Grand Hyatt Muscat, Oman from 30 October to 1 November 2011. (15/08/2011)
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Philippe Georgiou, Oman Air's Chief Officer, Corporate Affairs has said that the carrier is considering the launch of ec (15/08/2011)
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Occupancy rates at Oman's hotels fell to 67% in the first half of the current year, compared to 72% in the same period of 2010, Muscat Daily has repo (15/08/2011)
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Oman Hotels reports 29% rise in H1 profit

Oman Hotels and Tourism Company has reported a 29% profit rise in the first half of the current year to (10/08/2011)
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The company behind groundbreaking port calls by some of the world's most celebrated passenger liners has mooted the establishment of a dedicated national cruise tourism authority to help achieve the (08/08/2011)
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Hiring planned for new hotel opening in fall 2011; completes recruitment of 900 for Abu Dhabi hotel (03/08/2011)
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Cluttons Oman: Number of hotel rooms in Muscat expected to grow by up to 21% per annum over the next

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ICTP welcomes Oman as their latest destination alliance member

The Ministry of Tourism for the Sultanate of Oman joined the ICTP (International Council of Tourism Partners) as their latest alliance member. (17/07/2011)
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Oman 2011 tourism and hospitality programs take off

Oman will build momentum for its tourism and hospitality sectors in 2011 with the opening new national attractions and a record number of leisure and travel properties and services. (14/07/2011)
ibis launches online promotion
ibis launches online promotion

ibis guests booking online will receive €10 or €15 off per night in nearly 600 hotels in 27 countries until September 4. (14/07/2011)
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Ritz-Carlton to manage iconic hotel in Oman

Ritz-Carlton has expanded its portfolio in the Middle East with the announcement that it is taking over the management of one of the most iconic hotels in the region, the Al Bustan Palace in Muscat, O (14/07/2011)
Colourful start to Salalah Tourism Festival
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City Seasons Muscat Hotel soft opens
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City Seasons Hotel Muscat has opened its doors to the public this month and entered the ‘soft-opening’ phase of the hotel. (17/03/2011)
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When choosing the ideal honeymoon destination, newlyweds usually look for isolated locations featuring beautiful surroundings, cultural charm and luxurious hotels. (23/02/2011)
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Faces & Places Photo Tour in Oman

Hit the road and take a 3 day “Faces & Places” photography workshop in Oman with visiting international photography gurus Bobbi Lane and David Nightingale, 17 – 19 March. (09/02/2011)
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Thirteen of Oman Air’s 40 Young Ambassadors have embarked on their maiden voyage to deliver messages of evolution (08/02/2011)
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key Hyatt properties around the world welcome this holy month with a number of unique experiences for the whole family to enjoy. (15/07/2010)
Oman Air Celebrates Flights to Lahore, Islamabad
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Oman Air the national carrier of Oman celebrated its recently launched flights to Lahore and Islamabad with gala events hosted by the Management of Oman Air (15/06/2010)
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ZIGHY BAY’S in Oman offering summer incentives for travelers

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ZIGHY BAY WELCOMES PRESTIGIOUS CHEFS FROM EUROPE

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Connect with Oman’s Tourism High Fliers! Through Oman Travel Mart

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Sultanate of Oman
Sultanate of Oman

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REMBRANDT AT GRAND HYATT MUSCAT
REMBRANDT AT GRAND HYATT MUSCAT

First Ever Exhibit of Etchings from Famous Dutch Old Master in Middle East and Africa (15/09/2009)
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About Zighy Bay & the Yoga Retreat

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Six Senses Hideaway Zighy Bay Hosts  Two Day Dental Clinic for Local Community
Six Senses Hideaway Zighy Bay Hosts Two Day Dental Clinic for Local Community

In line with the Six Senses’ group-wide Social and Environmental Responsibility Fund (SERF), Six Senses Hideaway Zighy Bay recently hosted seven members of the Oman Dentist Association as part of a (01/05/2009)
Arabian Oasis – Oman
Arabian Oasis – Oman

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Sultan Qaboos Issues Royal Grants In Support Of Crafts
Sultan Qaboos Issues Royal Grants In Support Of Crafts

Three centres for craft production will be set up. (22/10/2008)
Oman's Beautiful Mountain Ranges
Oman's Beautiful Mountain Ranges

Jebel Akhdar offers a welcome relief to the Arabian summer. (13/08/2008)
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Oman's Al Nahda Resort Welcomes Visitors

The unique spa programme opens an exciting world of health and well being. (06/08/2008)
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Summer Sensations At Shangri-La's Baar Al Jissah Resort, Muscat

The Spa at Shangri-La is the ideal serene retreat. (30/07/2008)
Oman's Al Hotta Cave
Oman's Al Hotta Cave

The cave is one of Oman's most popular attractions. (23/07/2008)
Salalah Tourism Festival
Salalah Tourism Festival

The festival boasts of a wealth of activities, events and displays. (16/07/2008)
Oman, UAE Elected To Unesco's Heritage Committee
Oman, UAE Elected To Unesco's Heritage Committee

Oman has drafted comprehensive legislation to protect its cultural heritage. (02/07/2008)
Oman' Travel Sector To Expand To RO 3.36bn
Oman' Travel Sector To Expand To RO 3.36bn

Oman's tourism economy is among the fastest growing in the world. (05/06/2008)
The Ras Al-Jinz Project: Oman's Unique Eco-Tourism Experience
The Ras Al-Jinz Project: Oman's Unique Eco-Tourism Experience

The Ras al-Jinz Project will offer unparalleled encounters with sea turtles. (24/04/2008)
Desert Thunder: Exhilarating Adventures On Land And Sea
Desert Thunder: Exhilarating Adventures On Land And Sea

The Jinan Al Bahr, a 24 metre sailing yacht,is available for day trips. (27/03/2008)
Oman's Tourism Grows
Oman's Tourism Grows

The target is to promte not only leisure tourists but also people involved in the MICE. (13/03/2008)
Amouage Celebrates 25th Birthday
Amouage Celebrates 25th Birthday

New and exciting products continue to be developed, without ever compromising on quality. (06/03/2008)
Experience The  Cool Barasti Cottages at The Oman Dive Center
Experience The Cool Barasti Cottages at The Oman Dive Center

The Oman Dive Centre has been transformed into the only "eco dive resort' in the country. (28/02/2008)
Oman Hosts Power Boat Championship
Oman Hosts Power Boat Championship

The event marks the end of the Muscat Festival. (21/02/2008)
Oman, Malaysia Deal To Boost Flight Frequency
Oman, Malaysia Deal To Boost Flight Frequency

The number of flights between Oman and Malaysia is expected to rise significantly. (07/02/2008)
Explore Oman On Foot
Explore Oman On Foot

Walks Worldwide trekking holiday follows a route through surprisingly fertile landscapes. (31/01/2008)
Exciting Activities At Muscat Festival
Exciting Activities At Muscat Festival

Muscat Municipality has launched the Sultanate’s largest annual event. (24/01/2008)
Oman To Build Three Domestic Airports
Oman To Build Three Domestic Airports

Oman is planning to build three new domestic airports to boost the tourism industry. (10/01/2008)
Oman Among Favourite Destinations In 2008
Oman Among Favourite Destinations In 2008

According to ABTA, Oman is Arabia's fastest growing and greenest destination. (03/01/2008)
Desert Nights Camp Inaugurated In Oman’s  Wahiba Sands
Desert Nights Camp Inaugurated In Oman’s Wahiba Sands

The golden sands of the Wahiba have fascinated travellers through the ages. (27/12/2007)
Oman Adds Luxury Yacht To Tourist Attractions
Oman Adds Luxury Yacht To Tourist Attractions

The yacht ‘Azzura’, is a magnificent and state of the art 75 foot sailing catamaran. (18/10/2007)
Two Billion Dollar  Luxury Resort For Muscat
Two Billion Dollar Luxury Resort For Muscat

The new tourism project is at Yenkit, around 20 kilometres to the southeast of Muscat. (02/08/2007)
New Museum To Showcase Oman’s Rich Heritage
New Museum To Showcase Oman’s Rich Heritage

A prestigious new museum is opening in Salalah to showcase Oman's cultural heritage. (26/07/2007)
Cyclone Gonu Had No Impact On Muscat Tourism
Cyclone Gonu Had No Impact On Muscat Tourism

Hotels and tourism installations were operative throughout the days of the cyclone. (21/06/2007)
New Species Of  Coral Found Off Oman's Coast
New Species Of Coral Found Off Oman's Coast

They include the blue coral and the 16-finger flower coral (Calathiscus tantillus). (03/05/2007)
Oman And Egypt Join Hands For Inbound Tourism
Oman And Egypt Join Hands For Inbound Tourism

Oman and Egypt are actively considering marketing the two countries as a single tourist package. (26/04/2007)
Oman Praised For Preserving Heritage
Oman Praised For Preserving Heritage

UNESCO has showered praises on Oman’s efforts to protect its heritage. (29/03/2007)
 Arabian Leopards Still Found In Oman
Arabian Leopards Still Found In Oman

An Omani Biosphere Expeditions survey has evidence of the existence of the Arabian Leopard. (22/02/2007)
Muscat Airport Expansion To Raise Passenger Capacity To 48m
Muscat Airport Expansion To Raise Passenger Capacity To 48m

The airport expansion is one of the biggest projects to be carried out in Oman. (15/02/2007)
Muscat Festival Unprecedented  Success
Muscat Festival Unprecedented Success

The Oman Festival attracted 2,362,011 visitors and Arab performers from all over the world. (08/02/2007)
Muscat Festival Reaches High Pitch
Muscat Festival Reaches High Pitch

The theme of the Muscat Festival 2007 is 'Living Culture and Family Fun'. (25/01/2007)
Bradt Publishes Oman Guide
Bradt Publishes Oman Guide

If Oman had maintained a visitors’ book, entries would read like a Who’s Who of great travellers. (09/11/2006)
Oman: Land Of  Castles And Forts
Oman: Land Of Castles And Forts

Oman’s landscape is punctuated by over 500 hilltop forts and castles. (26/10/2006)
Bradt  Produces Oman Guide
Bradt Produces Oman Guide

Bradt has produced another first edition hot on the heels of Syria. (19/10/2006)
Salalah: Not All The Sites Belong To The Past
Salalah: Not All The Sites Belong To The Past

Salalah is a city of heritage sites, stunning beaches and steep, mountainous landscapes. (22/09/2006)
Dolphin & Whale Watching In Oman
Dolphin & Whale Watching In Oman

Dolphins are popular in Oman's coastal water and whales are occasionally seen. (01/09/2006)
Oman's Geological Treasure Trove A Major Tourist Attraction
Oman's Geological Treasure Trove A Major Tourist Attraction

eTN The Geological Society of Oman (GSO) has embarked on a new initiative that aims to shine an international spotlight on the sultanate’s world-class geological wonders. (14/07/2006)
Oman & Egypt To Set Up World Class Tourism Project
Oman & Egypt To Set Up World Class Tourism Project

Oman and Egypt have unveiled a master plan for the $600m prestigious Muriya joint venture project. (19/06/2006)
Omani Tourism To Scale New Peaks
Omani Tourism To Scale New Peaks

In the next five years Oman's domestic tourism industry will witness remarkable growth. (05/06/2006)
The Draw Of Oman
The Draw Of Oman

The sultan of Oman is pursuing development by attempting to blend the old with the new. (25/05/2006)
Oman-Saudi Travel Made Easy
Oman-Saudi Travel Made Easy

Oman and Saudi allow citizens to travel using their identity cards. (25/05/2006)
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Forts And Castles From Rubble to Restoration (04/05/2006)
Arabian Leopard Could Boost Oman’s Eco-Tourism
Arabian Leopard Could Boost Oman’s Eco-Tourism

An expert on Arabian leopards believes this predator could draw a large number of tourists to Oman. (23/03/2006)
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Salalah: Oman's Historic Incense Capital (02/03/2006)
Hotel Apartments Popular In Oman
Hotel Apartments Popular In Oman

The hotel apartments concept is catching on in Oman. (09/02/2006)
Oman’s Blue City To Be Showcased At ITB Berlin 2005
Oman’s Blue City To Be Showcased At ITB Berlin 2005

Oman’s visionary Blue City residential and tourist complex will be showcased at ITB Berlin. (29/12/2005)
Oman Mobile Launches First Mobile Game Inspired By Heritage
Oman Mobile Launches First Mobile Game Inspired By Heritage

Oman Mobile celebrated the first mobile game inspired from the Omani heritage. (15/12/2005)
Mezoon Travel To Focus On Inbound Tourism
Mezoon Travel To Focus On Inbound Tourism

The Sultanate of Oman is the Middle East destination of future tourism. (01/12/2005)
Gulf Air: Low Fares On Oman’s National Day
Gulf Air: Low Fares On Oman’s National Day

Gulf Air has taken the lead once again to come out with an all-exciting low fare offer. (24/11/2005)
Al Felaji Castle Focal Point Of Oman’s Cultural Activities
Al Felaji Castle Focal Point Of Oman’s Cultural Activities

Al Falaji Castle has been transformed into a hub of Omani cultural activities. (17/11/2005)
Cycling And Running : A Good Way To See Oman
Cycling And Running : A Good Way To See Oman

Oman beckons adventure lovers with mountain bike cycling. (10/11/2005)
Oman Waives Visa Requirements For Cruise Passengers
Oman Waives Visa Requirements For Cruise Passengers

Oman has waived visa charges for passengers of cruise liners disembarking for up to 24 hours. (27/10/2005)
Promotion Campaign For Muscat Festival
Promotion Campaign For Muscat Festival

The committee organising the Muscat Festival 2006 held a meeting at Muscat InterContinental Hotel. (20/10/2005)
Oman Prepares For  Massive Growth In Tourism
Oman Prepares For Massive Growth In Tourism

Three mega tourism projects are underway in Oman. (06/10/2005)
Muscat: A Jewel In The Making
Muscat: A Jewel In The Making

The capital area of Muscat will soon have a world-class marina drive to boast of in the form of Muttrah Corniche. (23/09/2005)
Tourist Caravan Launched in Salalah
Tourist Caravan Launched in Salalah

A tourist caravan is part of Oman's tourism awareness campaign. (11/08/2005)
Oman Mosques: Symbol of Faith
Oman Mosques: Symbol of Faith

Elegant mosques dot the landscape of Oman lending it a well defined character of an Islamic ambience. (01/07/2005)
Oman To Develop $15bn Tourist Resort
Oman To Develop $15bn Tourist Resort

Oman is diversifying into tourism development. (16/06/2005)
Oman Air Increases Flights, Destinations
Oman Air Increases Flights, Destinations

Oman Air is launching new routes to India. (02/06/2005)
Direct Flights To Khareef Festival
Direct Flights To Khareef Festival

Oman Air will launch a direct flight from Bahrain to Salalah (26/05/2005)
Dubai To Build $822m Resort In Oman
Dubai To Build $822m Resort In Oman

Dubai is building a multi-million tourist resort in Oman. (14/04/2005)
Muscat Declaration On Sustainable Tourism
Muscat Declaration On Sustainable Tourism

The WTO Conference on Built Environments for Sustainable Tourism (BEST) was successfully held in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman, upon a kind invitation of the Government of this burgeoning Sultanate that r (17/03/2005)
Oman to host global tourism conference
Oman to host global tourism conference

An international conference on tourism and architecture will be organized by the Sultanate of Oman, represented by the Ministry of Tourism, from February 5 to 8. (27/01/2005)
Pr makeover for Oman
Pr makeover for Oman

www.omnitourism.com Oman is planning to launch a global campaign to promote itself as a regional and international hub for tourism, information and communication technology (ICT), trade and educat (25/11/2004)
Launching the Blue Dhow
Launching the Blue Dhow

To celebrate the launch of a new, traditional Dhow-style liveaboard, the "Blue Dhow", diving specialist Dive Worldwide are offering an inaugural discount on the vessel’s first sailing, a 7-day livea (22/10/2004)
Middle East and North African Tourism and Leisure Management Centre established
Middle East and North African Tourism and Leisure Management Centre established

Working initially with colleagues from Libya, Egypt and Oman, researchers in the Welsh School of Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Management have established the Middle East and North African Tourism (23/09/2004)
Ambitious tourism development plans for Musandam
Ambitious tourism development plans for Musandam

Sheikh Said bin Mohammed bin Ali Al Buraiki, governor of Musandam, has said a number of tourism projects will be implemented shortly in the governorate as part of the government’s efforts in develop (14/08/2004)
Oman: ambitious plans to triple number of tourists
Oman: ambitious plans to triple number of tourists

Oman's newly created Tourism Ministry has signed an agreement with a Dubai-based marketing agency to promote the sultanate as a leading tourism destination in the Gulf. (29/06/2004)
Wahiba Sands: Unlocking the secrets of Oman's desert
Wahiba Sands: Unlocking the secrets of Oman's desert

To unlock the secrets of the Wahiba sands and to help conserve it, a study was carried out in 1986 by the Royal Geographical society, (05/05/2004)
Musandam Peninsula: wild and beautiful
Musandam Peninsula: wild and beautiful

The Musandam Peninsula lends itself to superlatives and holds delights (08/04/2004)
Muscat festival sees record turnout
Muscat festival sees record turnout

More than 1.7 million visitors attended the Muscat Festival 2004, (15/03/2004)
Omani airports facilitate travel
Omani airports facilitate travel

Oman Aviation Services is installing two ambulifts which will be used tomake travelling easier (10/02/2004)
The magic of Musandam
The magic of Musandam

As you arrive at Musandam, the scenery is spectacular, with high barren mountains plunging dramatically into the seas, their tops touching the skies. (12/01/2004)
Raining in a desert kingdom
Raining in a desert kingdom

By Anna Selby Financial Times 22nd November 2003 The manager of the Salalah Hilton is sitting in the lush gardens of southern Oman, lapped by the Arabian Sea, a place where rain is important. (30/12/2003)

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  Issue 72

Mark Kirk, returned to the Gulf as General Manager for Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa in Muscat.

  Issue 70

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  Issue 67

Sultanate of Oman

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Forts and Castles From Rubble to Restoration
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Oman’s Historic Incense Capital
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