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Need to know: Oman

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Useful information and advice to help make your trip to Oman run more smoothly, with top tips on cultural sensitivities Geography  The Sultanate of Oman is located at the eastern point of the Arabian Peninsula and has an area of 309,500 square kilometres. Oman shares borders with the Republic of Yemen to the south west, Saudi […]

Sky-high strategy

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With a clear goal to attract more high-value business and leisure visitors to its shores, Oman is sharpening its focus on niche tourism segments, from luxury travellers and adventure tourists to golfers and, of course, group business. The sultanate’s flag carrier, Oman Air, has aligned its strategy to these objectives, not only by undergoing rapid […]

True hub ambitions

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Oman has a long history as a trading hub linking east to west and has served as a stopover point between Asia, Europe and Africa for centuries long before many of its Gulf neighbours. The capital’s hub, Muscat International Airport, has facilitated the sultanate’s role as a trans-continental crossroad for the last 42 years to […]

Icons in the making

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UPCOMING Oman National Railway Network Moves to introduce passenger and freight rail services are providing a major transport boost for the country. The upcoming Oman National Railway Network will stretch around 2,135 kilometres. The railway will be divided into several segments linking Oman’s borders with the UAE to Muscat, as part of the GCC Railway […]

Picturesque promenade

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1. Muttrah Fort Located on top of a rocky, narrow hill, Muttrah Fort consists of three circular towers. The largest sits on the summit while a smaller one is located to the West and another, which still houses one of the old cannons, is situated to the north. Built by the Portuguese in the 1580s, […]

Insider guide Airport and Al Mouj Muscat

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It takes less than 15 minutes to get from  Muscat International Airport to Al Mouj Muscat. Whether travelling to the golf course, marina, retail centre, beaches, hotels or any of the other world-class facilities there, proximity to the airport is one of the many advantages the mixed-use lifestyle development offers to visitors in Oman. Spread […]

Insider guide Old Muscat & Ruwi

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Until the 1970s, the area within the walls of Old Muscat comprised the entire capital city of Oman. With the accession of Sultan Qaboos, however, the city began to change, sprawling outwards at a rapid rate to become the modern Middle Eastern capital it is today. Old Muscat, however, retains a flavour of the city […]

Insider guide Madinat Al Sultan Qaboos

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Traditionally, the expat-dominated district of Madinat Al Sultan Qaboos was known as Muscat’s priciest neighbourhood, home to a high percentage of Oman’s expatriate workers. In recent years, however, a swathe of new developments has seen a leap in high-end housing options across Muscat and a number of wealthy neighbourhoods have opened up across the city. […]

On the move

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Spanning 309,500 square kilometres, Oman is the second-largest country in the Gulf. The sultanate has an expansive road network that is continuously being upgraded. It is well served by taxis although business travellers have the option to book a bus, hire a car, or jump aboard a ferry. TAKE A TAXI Available at the airports […]