ATM: Dubai to host first in-person travel and tourism event

ATM: Dubai to host first in-person travel and tourism event

DUBAI - Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2021 has reconfirmed that Dubai will host the largest in-person travel and tourism event in the world, since the onset of the pandemic last year. Now in its 28th year, ATM 2021 will go-ahead at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) on Sunday 16 to Wednesday 19 May, as final preparations are being put in place.“The theme of this year’s show is ‘A new dawn for travel and tourism’ and the spotlight will be focused on the very latest ‘COVID’ news from around the...

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Sotheby’s X GIG Joint Webinar on May 10

Sotheby’s X GIG Joint Webinar on May 10

MUSCAT - Sotheby's and the Gulf Institute of Gemology (GIG) partner up to host a webinar on the 10th of May, 12 pm UAE/OMAN, 11 am KSA, a day before Sotheby's Iconic Majestic & Noble Jewels Auction on the 11th which will showcase the largest Kashmir Sapphire to ever appear at an auction. Viewers can now get up close and personal with nature’s brilliant gemstones.The joint webinar will be hosted by Sophie Stevens F.G.A. D.G.A Deputy Director and Jewelry Specialist from Sotheby’s Middle East...

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Eid Al Fitr holiday 1442 AH announced

Eid Al Fitr holiday 1442 AH announced

MUSCAT — On the occasion of the Blessed Eid Al Fitr 1442 AH, the Ministry of Labour decided that the holiday for Eid Al Fitr for employees of the departments of the State Administrative Apparatus and other legal entities and private sector’s establishments will begin from Wednesday, 29 Ramadan 1442 AH, corresponding to 12 May 2021. The holiday ends as follows:- In case the first day of the Eid falls on Thursday, 13 May 2021, the holiday will end on Saturday, 3 Shawal 1442 AH, corresponding to...

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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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