One of ‘reality TVs’ longer lived formats has been The Amazing Race
Amazing Race contestant proposes marriage in Oman
which visited Oman a couple of times . Well along the same theme (I think you will agree) is a new promotion with the Ministry of Tourism and Oman Air is the “First Annual Oman Air International Media Treasure Hunt” Continue reading
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Oman Air has collected the Airline of the Year award at France’s Laurier d’Or du Voyage d’Affaires. The Gold award was presented at the International French Travel Market IFTM-Top Resa, France’s leading international travel and tourism trade fair.
Posted in England, HOLIDAYS, HOTELS, London, Meals, Muscat, OMAN, Oman Holidays, Oman Hotels, TOURS, Tours in Oman, Uncategorized
Tagged Heathrow, Muscat, OMAN, Oman Air, Oman Holidays, Oman Tour, Salalah
Oman Air is a great representative for Oman, and here is one of the reasons. Oman Air has been ranked the best Continue reading
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Tagged Flight, Heathrow, most punctual airline at Heathrow, OMAN, Oman Air
Oman Air has taken delivery of the first of its new A330-200 Airbus jets. These are configured for 216 passengers, including 20 business class seats and 196 economy class seats.
Oman Air over Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque
That should allow more comfort to visitors flying from London Heathrow, Paris, Munich & Frankfurt into Muscat.
The airline is expecting 7 planes with an option of 6 more.
The 22.35 Oman Air flight turns out to be the last flight scheduled from Heathrow each day.
For the national airline I was disappointed that the In-Flight magazine was riddled with errors about Oman. The standouts were in an article about Bandar Khiran and its “placid bay” with “no sound pollution, vehicle pollution” . While the main photo was of Bandar Khiran; one of the others was of the residential area of Wadi Kabir (not a bit of water in sight should have been a give-away for the team responsible for the article ) and the other of Bandar Jissah – both many kilometers from Bandar Khiran - but both labeled up, Bandar Khiran
Oman Air Bandar Khiran
For any unsuspecting reader who relied on the “How to go” section – they would urgently need an accurate “How to get back” as the “How to go” section is seriously inaccurate !
Key factual errors were added for good measure about the Mausoleum at Qalhat ‘Bibi Miriam’. This was stated to have been built for a lady ‘Bibi Miriam’ – but was in fact built by her for her Turkish husband, who was the ruler of Qalhat & Hormuz at the start of the 14thC.
Despite all that I managed to get sleep and woke to the announcement that we were descending into Muscat .
Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque
Swinging round we approached from the East and descended past Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque to land about 45 minutes early .
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Tagged Bandar Khiran, Errors, Heathrow, Inflight, Muscat, OMAN, Oman Air, Qalhat, Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque