Oman Tourism News

Minor Hotels takes Avani brand into Oman with Muscat deal

Minor Hotels takes Avani brand into Oman with Muscat deal

21 December 2017 Hotel News

Minor Hotels has signed a management agreement with Safari International Group for a new Avani hotel to be developed in Muscat, the Oman capital. Scheduled to open in 2020, the 250-key Avani Muscat Hotel will be located in Seeb to the west of the city, 15 minutes’ drive from Muscat International Airport.

Sundus Rotana Muscat welcomes first guests in Oman

Sundus Rotana Muscat welcomes first guests in Oman

29 November 2017 Hotel News

Sundus Rotana Muscat has officially opened its doors and is welcoming guests to the property in the heart of Muscat. Serving the increasing number of travellers and guests visiting the Sultanate, the new hotel is the brand’s first property in Muscat and marks a milestone in its strategic expansion plan in Oman.

Oman Air releases additional flights to Duqm

Oman Air releases additional flights to Duqm

20 November 2017 Airline News

Oman Air has increased its frequency from Muscat to the port town of Duqm in central-eastern Oman in response to growing demand. The national airline for Oman now operates six flights a week on its 737-800 aircraft, instead of the five that it operated during the summer.

Qatar Airways boosts flights to Sohar, Oman

Qatar Airways boosts flights to Sohar, Oman

15 September 2017 Airline News

Qatar Airways will add four additional weekly flights to Sohar, its newest destination in the Sultanate of Oman, from October 1st. The additional frequency was added in response to increased passenger demand, and will take the number of weekly flights between Doha and the Sultanate of Oman from 52 to 56.

Al Yousuf to lead Etihad operations in Oman

Al Yousuf to lead Etihad operations in Oman

13 June 2017 Airline News

Etihad Airways has announced the appointment of Hassan Al Yousuf as its new general manager for the Sultanate of Oman. Based at the airline’s offices in Muscat, Al Yousuf is responsible for leading Etihad Airways’ commercial operations in Oman, as it continues to grow its presence and operations across the region.

Centara opens first hotel in Middle East

Centara opens first hotel in Middle East

20 May 2017 Hotel News

Centara Hotels & Resorts continues to expand internationally with the opening of a four-star, 152-room hotel in Muscat. The property becomes its fifth hotel outside Thailand and first of three planned for the Middle East.

Breaking Travel News interview: Maitha Al Mahrouqi, undersecretary of the ministry of tourism, Oman

Breaking Travel News interview: Maitha Al Mahrouqi, undersecretary of the ministry of tourism, Oman

2 May 2017 Focus

Tourism in Middle Eastern hotspot Oman has been growing rapidly in recent years, as flag-carrier Oman Air continues to grow, visitors become more aware of its diversified offering and the government invests in the hospitality infrastructure. Here Breaking Travel News chats with Maitha Al Mahrouqi, undersecretary at Oman’s ministry of tourism, at Arabian Travel Market to find out more.

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.