It is not the first time that Rolls-Royce has come late to a party and it probably won't be the last either. But when the folks at Goodwood do decide to make their presence felt, everything else that is called super luxury seems to just blur into the background.
At TEDxMuscatWomen 2018, these are the speakers who will talk about the relevance of ‘showing up’
Sitting in his wheelchair and soaking in the rays of the morning sun in his dhow anchored at the Al Mouj Marina, Capt Mohammed bin Said al Hajri is waiting for his breakfast rendezvous. The captain of his dhow, he is on a ‘Journey of Love’ from the shores of Qatar to the neighbouring countries to raise awareness and funds for people with disability.
Not just in Oman but the world over, most people relate Afghanistan with war. Food doesn’t come to one’s mind at the mention of the country and very few know how tasty Afghan cuisine is. That is because – among other things - not until recently, there was no restaurant in Muscat that served authentic Afghan cuisine. To taste proper Afghan food in Oman involved an extensive hunt, but no more so since the opening of Wakha Restaurant in Qurm.
Gone are the days when exercising was just a routine activity. For the millennial, today even a workout needs to be appealing and must have a creative twist. In Muscat, within city limits there are a couple of unconventional workouts that are gaining popularity. Taking advantage of the coastline and open spaces, people are opting for activities tailored around these elements in an effort to escape the monotony and boredom that can creep into any routine.
Did you know the mocha you order at the coffee shop has a history that stretches back thousands of years? It’s the name of a port city on the Red Sea coast of Yemen that was once a coffee hub. Mocha was associated with coffee since its founding and a major hub of the commodity from the 15th century until the early 18th century and is the reason why Yemeni coffee has its place in the world.
Thirty-five years ago, a small group of women in Muscat started gathering at each others homes and sat through hot afternoons with their quilting threads and needles. They believed then (and still do) that these sessions fostered a strong sense of community for women coming from different cultures and ethnicities. They were glued together with one commonality: Their love for quilting.
An hour before landing in Bangkok, I had already planned my day: It revolved mostly around the Thai food that I would eat at the places that I frequented some years ago.