Oman Air launches new flights

Oman Air has announced plans to launch new flight s to Manila/Philippines and Jakarta/Indonesia later this year.

This is a great news particularly for Filipino expats who can now enjoy non stop flight to their capital.Oman Air currently doesn’t offer any promotions on a designed destinations but I have checked the rates and for example MCT-Manila starts with 371 OMR return/all taxes included.The total trip duration is 9 hours 10 minutes.Manila flights will be offering 3 journeys a week and Jakarta will be operating with 4 flights a week.The flights to both operations will depart Muscat around middday and arrive at their destinations in the early morning at the following day.oman air

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New luxury hotel opens in Jabal Akhdar

There’s a great news for all those who loves exploring Green Mountains and enjoy some luxury alike.Opened in May 2014,it’s running by the Alila group,is offering 86 heritage rooms decorating in the style characterized for the area typical an Al Hajar mountain range.

Alila Jabal Akhdar

Alila Jabal Akhdar

According to hotel’s website:

Jabal Akhdar, meaning “The Green Mountain” in Arabic, is part of the Al Hajar mountain range, one of Oman’s most spectacular regions. Perched here 2,000 metres above sea level, Alila Jabal Akhdar overlooks a dramatic gorge, surrounded by awe-inspiring views of the Al Hajar Mountains. This Oman resort is the perfect base for exploring the region’s magnificent landscape of rugged, untouched beauty while experiencing the height of sumptuous comfort. Favoured amongst hotels in Nizwa, the premises is a A haven for adventure travellers, nature lovers and those seeking a retreat from the desert heat

.Short video promoting the resort

The hotel has 2 dining venues:Juniper Restaurant and Rose Lounge,they offer spa facilities,gym,pool and 24 hour room-service.The best rates are available therough Booking.com site -the banner is on the right side.

In the area there are more hospitality projects coming up shortly in the future.

(source:CNN,Alila Jabal Akhdar website)

 

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Tropical storm advice

tropical storm Oman

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Ice hockey in Oman?Yes

Oman becomes the fourth IIHF member country from the Gulf region after the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and Qatar.

Oman was granted associate member status. The sport of ice hockey in the sultanate of over three million inhabitants dates back to 2002.

“Hockey came into existence thanks to the personal effort of a few individuals who built the Omani ice hockey team almost 12 years ago,” said Anad Al-Balushi, the President of the Oman Ice Sports Committee.

“The team practised once a week at the Al Khuwair ice skating rink,” said Al-Balushi, who also became the team’s coach in 2009. The team has participated at several invitational events in the Gulf region.

The team now plays at a newer rink in the Qurum area of the Omani capital of Muscat sized 44.9 on 24.64 metres.

There are currently 24 senior and 15 junior players registered in Oman and 12 female players who are interested in playing hockey.

“We at the Oman Ice Sports Committee are thrilled and excited to be part of the IIHF and part of the world ice hockey community. Every hockey player in Oman had this dream of our country being a member of IIHF,” Al-Balushi said.

“This opportunity gives us the key to strive to appear outside Oman and get exposure of ice hockey around the globe in addition to competing and showing our skills and ability in IIHF-affiliated tournaments. We are happy by this news and willing to go beyond expectations with the help of the IIHF.”Image

***source IIHF

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Hed Kandi live in Muscat

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A ‘Wonderland’ of party by The Experiment Events!

After the great success of Hed Kandi & Ministry of Sound Live in muscat in last 2 years, the Experiment Events is Back with an another WONDERLAND music event in Muscat 

This year, ‘Wonderland’ host UK’s prestigious music record label, HED KANDI. www.hedkandi.com

** Single Tickets are priced at RO 15 ( Ticket outlets will be updated soon)

For VIP Room booking contact 92369801

‘Wonderland’ promises to be a huge event this year as it is the brainchild of a bunch of extremely talented innovators who have designed a unique show for people who love to enjoy and listen to good music. 

“TURN ON | TUNE IN | DROP OUT”

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Cooking classes in Muscat

Register now for cooking classes with chef Mario for all 4 sessions in June and get 5% discount. Contact us on 24698070 or 91144335 or almanar.training@gmail.comcooking classes Muscat

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Get ready for a pool party

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Salalah beach challenge

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Clare Francis memorial race

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Muscat airport parking rates

There is a new update regarding the parking at the Muscat Intl.Airport.

Muscat airport parking

The Airport has a new long term car park which is situated beside the Cargo building. Its called Car Park 4 and you can access it directly from the highway if you turn off at Cargo OR driving past Car Park 2 if you are inside the Airport Perimeter.

And here are new rates:muscat airport rates

It sounds a bit unclear to me but the new rates are as follows:

1-2 days 2 OMR/day

3rd day 3 OMR

4th day 4 OMR

5th day 5 OMR

The car park II(short-term) rates are the same:

0.500 OMR 30 mins

every additional 30 minutes 0.500 OMRMuscat airport parking

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