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Cities of all seasons

Cities of all seasons

Tied down with a busy day in our newsroom, I received a call informing me about a trip to Turkey organised by Salam Air for which I had to apply for a visa immediately. Thanks to the online application system, I was able to get one within five minutes, following which Salam Air sent me an itinerary for the media fam trip to Trabzon, a city I had never been to. I was going to be among the first fliers on Salam Air’s just launched service from Muscat to Trabzon in the coastal region of the Eastern Black Sea.

Building life muscles

Building life muscles

A 30 year old Filipino nurse based in Nizwa released a book last month in Manila to help OFWs (Overseas Filipino Workers) be successful – ‘to go back home overflowing with richness’.

Steeped in History

Steeped in History

The village of Al Yaman in Izki, Governorate of Dakhliyah, is one of the oldest in the wilayat. Named after the Yemenis who lived there, it is located near the village of Nazar at the centre of the wilayat. Besides scenic beauty, Al Yaman and several of its nearby locations are steeped in history. 

Waqf

Waqf

Riding on the success of an age-old Islamic institution - Waqf – referring to a trust or endowment, whereby private asset is dedicated for a charitable purpose in perpetuity and is motivated by a sense of responsibility to humanity, the recently launched Imam Jabir bin Zaid Waqf Foundation has been working hard to popularise such concept in Oman with a call for all to join in as partners.

Summer Indulgence

Summer Indulgence

With the mercury soaring, we suggest unwinding and rejuvenating with these handpicked treatments at some of the best spas in Oman

A covert mission

A covert mission

Just over a month ago, the first Omani woman Nadhira al Harthy, was on top of the world. Her story is special for many reasons – among them it being a top-secret project; she had been training for the summit for over two years yet nobody knew Nadhira had Mt Everest in sight. She told her family just two months before she was at the peak on May 23.

For the love of parrots

For the love of parrots

Kitted out in black T-shirts, carrying camera tripods converted into bird stands and their feathered friends calmly roosting on their shoulders, as the members of Oman Parrots Fans Club trooped in, families gathering at Rose Garden for iftar looked on curiously.

A Universal Language

A Universal Language

Audio mixers and machines do not dilute the creativity of a musician - rather these help enhance the emotion of their music. The Parisian duo of Benedetta Bertella and Romain Hemono, who make up the band called Camion Bazar, have never once doubted the appeal of EDM (electronic dance music).