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”

Copacabana Grand Hyatt Muscat

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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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Kings of Leon live in Dubai

Gigantic arena rock band Kings of Leon are to perform an outdoor gig in Dubai.

In what must surely be one of the final big gig announcements of the season, the band of brothers (and one cousin) will take to the stage at Atlantis the Palm on Wednesday May 28.

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Kings Of Leon – Live@Atlantis – 28 March

Superstar rock band Kings of Leon are coming to Dubai and are playing Live@Atlantis this May. This show is not to be missed, they will be playing all their crowd favourites, plus songs from their latest album “Mechanical Bull”.

Date: Wednesday 28 May 2014
Doors open: 6pm
Location: Atlantis Beach
Regular Tickets: AED 385 (450 on the door) 
VIP Tickets: AED 600

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Omani population reaches 4 millions

The recent figures prepared by Oman National Center for Statistics showed interesting figures about the population in the Sultanate.

 Omani males outnumber Omani females
 56% of the population are Omanis while 44% are expatriates.

People of Oman

The population of Oman exceeded the 4 million mark on April 1, 2014, according to recent population statistics revealed by the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI). As of April 2, the total population of Oman has reached 4,000,345. Omanis constitute 55.8 per cent of the population with 2,232,949 Omanis, while expatriates comprise 44.2 per cent of the total population with 1,767,396 expatriates in the Sultanate. Comparing these figures with those issued at the end of December 2013, the number of Omanis has increased by 20,256 in the first quarter of 2014, while expatriate numbers increased by 23,049 during the same period. In detail, the figures show that Omani males outnumber females in the country. The total number of males stood at 1,130,115, while the number of females hit 1,102,834.
For the expatriate population, the number of males is higher than females, with 1,448,816 males versus 318,580 females. The Governorate of Muscat recorded the highest percentage of expatriates which stood at 62 per cent of the total population of the governorate by the end of March 2014, while Omanis comprised 38 per cent of the residents. In Al Dakhiliyah the ratio of Omanis is 77 per cent compared to 23 per cent expatriates of the population. In Al Batinah Governorate, the ratio of Omanis stood at 75 per cent against 25 per cent expatriate population. The ratio of the local versus expat population in other parts of the Sultanate varied between Al Dakhiliyah’s and Muscat’s figures

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The NCSI report also showed that Indian workers lead different nationalities with 597,334 employees, followed by Bangladeshis (508,774), Pakistanis (223,219), Ethiopians (44,411), Indonesians (30,734), Filipinos (29,251), Egyptians (23,094), Nepalese (12,806) and Sri Lankans (12,468)
For the expatriate population, the number of males is higher than females, with 1,448,816 males versus 318,580 females. The Governorate of Muscat recorded the highest percentage of expatriates which stood at 62 per cent of the total population of the governorate by the end of March 2014, while Omanis comprised 38 per cent of the residents. In Al Dakhiliyah the ratio of Omanis is 77 per cent compared to 23 per cent expatriates of the population. In Al Batinah Governorate, the ratio of Omanis stood at 75 per cent against 25 per cent expatriate population. The ratio of the local versus expat population in other parts of the Sultanate varied between Al Dakhiliyah’s and Muscat’s figures.

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Easter eggs

Easter eggs are decorated eggs that are often given to celebrate Easter. The oldest tradition is to use dyed and painted chicken eggs, but a modern custom is to substitute chocolate eggs, or plastic eggs filled with confectionery. Image

Eggs, in general, were a traditional symbol of fertility, and rebirth.In Christianity, for the celebration of Eastertide, Easter eggs symbolize the empty tomb of Jesus though an egg appears to be like the stone of the tomb, a bird hatches from it with life; similarly, the Easter egg, for Christians,is a reminder that Jesus rose from the grave and that those who believe will also experience eternal life.

Easter eggs types and regional variants

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from Romania

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Polish pisanki

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a tree decorated with thousands of Easter eggs

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Easter eggs from Bulgaria

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Finnish Easter decorations

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in USA,during Easter eggs hunt

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Easter eggs from Slovakia

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Red tide hits Omani coast again

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Omani waters have been hit by by red tide but,according to the environmental specialists it’s not dangerous.red tide may be toxic,causing rapid death of fish population in the affected areas.The last time Oman was hit by red tide was in 2011.The are known cases when in 70’s in Salalah red tide causes the death of hundreds of tons of fishes.

It is adviced not to swim in the affected areas.The red tide was spotted in  Qurayyat ,south of Muscat,last Friday.Image

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