Just a quick one,somebody sent me whattsup with this funny ad:-)
photos:FB Muscat Track Cycling
For those who love cycling and don’t feel safe in the current conditions there’s a great news.I have been always jealous in the UAE the people have so many options in terms of safe cycling,finally the initiative from Muscat Track Cycling Club came to exist.They managed to rent a space at Oman Auto Karting Track,starting 28/11/2014.More info below.
Finally raining.The November’s rain has arrived and hopefully brings some winter in Oman.The social media are viral with funny pictures of snow covering the roads in the Sultanate and it looks soo funny!In fact it’s hail but it formed a consistent mass that looked like a snow.The hail took part in Mussannah.
If you are a fan of omani forts/castles and wish to visit them over the period of Eid please check tho following statement by Ministry if Tourism
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.
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.
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
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)
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.”