Barceló Mussanah Resort to host Sailing Arabia – The Tour

Barceló Mussanah Resort to host Sailing Arabia – The Tour

MUSCAT - Barceló Hotel Group has entered into an exclusive partnership with Oman Sail to host the 11th edition of the coveted Sailing Arabia – The Tour (SATT) – the region’s only long distance offshore sailing event from November 24, 2021 to December 5, 2021 at the Group’s iconic Barceló Mussanah Resort, the host venue for the teams, for the opening ceremony and first two races in Mussanah, Oman.Barceló Hotel Group is a proud sponsor of one of the boats consisting of a diverse crew of Spanish...

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HH Sayyid Theyazin announces Youth Centre

HH Sayyid Theyazin announces Youth Centre

MUSCAT - HH Sayyid Theyazin bin Haitham Al Said, Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, announced the establishment of a new facility to be named “Youth Centre”. The Youth centre will be an incarnation of His Majesty Sultan Haitham Bin Tarik's attention to youth and his Royal directives to empower them to effectively contribute to the comprehensive development march and Oman’s Renewed Renaissance process within the context of Oman Vision 2040 and the 10th Five Year Plan.HH Sayyid Theyazin...

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HM The Sultan Returns Home

HM The Sultan Returns Home

Muscat, 23 Nov (ONA) --- His Majesty Sultan Haitham Bin Tarik returned home after concluding a two-day state visit to the State of Qatar, which came in response to the invitation of Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Emir of Qatar. During the visit, His Majesty the Sultan held a round of official talks with Sheikh Tamim. The two leaders discussed aspects of cooperation and means of enhancing fraternal relations to achieve the aspirations of their peoples. His Majesty was received at the Royal...

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Yanni in Oman in aid of the visually challenged

Yanni in Oman in aid of the visually challenged

October 26, 2011:  B&W achieved a musical breakthrough by bringing in the musical wizard, Yanni to Oman and making this world-renowned composer perform at the Grand Hall of the Sultan Qaboos University, again a first. This was the...

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The adventures of Captain Juma, the sailor

The adventures of Captain Juma, the sailor

The adventures of Captain Juma, the sailor Will God fulfill the prayers of old men whom time forgot? Will God heed to the desire of a proud, old Omani sailor? These queries played in our mind as we talked to a venerable old sailor, a former ship (dhow) captain, and an...

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Sheikha Layla, the Camel Whisperer

Sheikha Layla, the Camel Whisperer

We froze. A four-legged, nearly 500kgs creature, was rumbling towards us with a mighty bellow. When it came close, we involuntarily shut our eyes. Even with our closed eyes and palpitating hearts, we could still feel this scary beast’s presence. When we mustered...

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The wizard of Asa

The wizard of Asa

In a dark and tiny room, a nearly 50-year old man is seen seated on a floor littered with crude work tools and attempting to bend the top part of what appears to be a wooden stick. He holds the stick in a makeshift clamp and then slowly bends it to the desired shape....

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