Oman Tourism News

Alila Jabal Akhdar launches Rose petal spa experience

Alila Jabal Akhdar launches Rose petal spa experience

22 February 2017 Hotel News Spa News

This year guests at Alila Jabal Akhdar will be able to celebrate the rose harvest in Oman with a rose-inspired experience. Every year, from the end of March until mid-May, the rugged, rocky mountain landscape of Jabal Akhdar - the Green Mountain in Arabic - is transformed into a spectacular shade of pink.

Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort opens in Oman

Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort opens in Oman

28 October 2016 Hotel News

Anantara’s first resort in Oman, the hotly anticipated Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort, has opened its doors. Perched 2,000 metres above sea level on the Sultanate’s fabled ‘Green Mountain’, Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort is the highest five star luxury resort in the Middle East and offers a huge variety of activities – from high adrenalin to total relaxation – as well as a wealth of cultural experiences.

Qatar Airways adds flight to Muscat, Oman

Qatar Airways adds flight to Muscat, Oman

24 July 2016 Airline News Tourism News

From August 1st, Qatar Airways will provide travellers from around the world with even more choice when flying to Muscat, with the addition of an extra flight to its existing schedule - increasing the number of daily flights to five. Now with 35 flights a week from Hamad International Airport travellers can easily explore the popular Omani capital city.

Direct Ferries offers access to Oman

Direct Ferries offers access to Oman

UK travellers can now book ferry travel in Oman with Direct Ferries, the ferry travel comparison site. Direct Ferries is the first European agent to work with the National Ferries Company which offers high speed services between numerous destinations on the Omani coast.

British Airways adds direct Middle East services

British Airways adds direct Middle East services

British Airways customers will soon be able to experience uninterrupted, direct flights to Doha and Muscat from Heathrow Terminal 5. Previously, customers flying to the Middle Eastern cities had to stop off in Bahrain en route Doha and Abu Dhabi en route to Muscat, but from October 30th both services will fly direct, reducing the journey time to both cities by approximately two hours.

Khalid Salim Al-Zuhaimi, Oman Expo 2015 pavilion director

Khalid Salim Al-Zuhaimi, Oman Expo 2015 pavilion director

9 June 2015 Videos

Oman is located in one of the driest areas on the planet. With 3,165 kilometres of coastline, lapped by rugged and mountainous lands and deserts, whipped by the sun, the sultanate has faced enormous challenges to ensure that a sustainable and safe food production. Here Breaking Travel News editor Chris O’Toole talks with Expo 2015 pavilion director Khalid Salim Al-Zuhaimi about overcoming water shortages, the role of tourism in the development in the destination and his experience at the event.

Breaking Travel News interview: Khalid Salim Al-Zuhaimi, Oman Expo 2015 pavilion director

Breaking Travel News interview: Khalid Salim Al-Zuhaimi, Oman Expo 2015 pavilion director

Oman is located in one of the driest areas on the planet. With 3,165 kilometres of coastline, lapped by rugged and mountainous lands and deserts, whipped by the sun, the sultanate has faced enormous challenges to ensure that a sustainable and safe food production. Here Breaking Travel News editor Chris O’Toole talks with Expo 2015 pavilion director Khalid Salim Al-Zuhaimi about overcoming water shortages, the role of tourism in the development in the destination and his experience at the event.

Oman unveils pavilion at Expo Milano 2015

Oman unveils pavilion at Expo Milano 2015

Oman has unveiled details of its pavilion at Expo Milano 2015, which runs in the Italian city until October. The pavilion extends over 2,790 square meters and three floors, and is located just at the East Entrance Roserio, quickly recognisable from the architecture of Arab-Islamic medieval forts. The theme of the Pavilion is ‘Heritage in Harvest: Harnessing the sea, sun and sand’ and the exhibition area is divided in four thematic spaces representing water, oasis, sea and domestic traditions.

Oman unveils first glimpse of Milano Expo 2015 exhibition

Oman unveils first glimpse of Milano Expo 2015 exhibition

The Sultanate of Oman’s stunning 2,790 square metre exhibition showcase at Milano Expo 2015 – a collaboration between the ministry of commerce and industry of Oman, Oman ministry of tourism and Oman Air – will present the Sultanate’s ancient traditions and plans for a sustainable future. “Expo is probably the greatest opportunity in the world where we can simultaneously show the main assets of our Country,” said Salim Bin Adi Al Mamari, director general of tourism development, Oman ministry of tourism.