Luban Restaurant Muttrah

Opposite the Fish Souq (still under renovation) is a restored old house. On the upper floor is the Luban Restaurant (Luban is Arabic for Frankincense). Its decor is re-imagined traditional Omani and sets the atmosphere nicely. The restaurant has only just opened so diners were outnumbered by staff, however rather than Continue reading

Restaurants and Rain

An intense 2 or 3 hour downpour was enough to create a river of brown sludge, which diverted even the most massive trucks on their route through Ruwi. The flow lifted away cars and more, and left behind a fine silt to dry in the sun. With the rain came a drop in temperature to an unseasonable 20c and far less at night, winter has arrived.

A river of Mud in Ruwi

A river of Mud in Ruwi

Some consolation was Continue reading

Merry Christmas from Oman

Merry Christmas from Oman

Merry Christmas from Oman

Oman wins a Best Economy Class 2014 Award

Oman Air – has won the World’s Leading Airline – Best Economy Class 2014 at the “World Travel Awards”

Oman Air Award

Oman Air Award

beating other nominees
British Airways
Cathay Pacific Airways
Emirates
Ethiopian Airlines
Etihad Airways
Hainan Airlines
Lufthansa
Qatar Airways
Singapore Airlines
South African Airways
Virgin Atlantic Airways

Life and Death on a Beach in Oman

We sped down Oman’s east coast for a few days away from Muscat.

Beach with Gulls and Terns in Oman

Beach with Gulls and Terns in Oman

Along the route seagulls were also heading south and we chose to Continue reading