Oman Tourism News

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.

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.