Oman Tourism News

Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort opens in Oman

Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort opens in Oman

28th Oct 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

24th Jul 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

13th May 2016 Airline News Tourism News

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

9th Jun 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.

Alila Hotels plans second Oman property in Mirbat

Alila Hotels plans second Oman property in Mirbat

Alila Hotels & Resorts announced its plans to open its second luxury resort development in Oman in Mirbat, east of Salalah, a coastal town in the Dhofar governate, in south western Oman. The development is owned by Alil Salalah, a subsidiary of the Oman Investment Fund. Slated to launch in the second half of 2017, Alila Salalah is envisioned as an ecologically sensitive, luxury resort, comprising 100 suites, 25 villas, fine dining restaurants and a Spa Alila wellness centre.

Alcock takes up leadership role for Oman Tourism in Australia

Alcock takes up leadership role for Oman Tourism in Australia

Ben Alcock has been appointed as the new public relations director for the Sultanate of Oman Tourism Australian & New Zealand office. With over 15 years working in the travel and tourism industry, Alcock has worked within all aspects of the industry from product development, marketing, communications and destination promotion having held roles with Virgin Atlantic, Hill & Knowlton, the Flight Centre Travel Group and World Resorts of Distinction.