Category: Travel

Lufthansa ends Muscat operations from today

With effect from today, Lufthansa, the German airlines under the Lufthansa Group, has decided to stop flying to and from Oman, which according to the company sources, is part of optimising its portfolio and an effort to serve its customers across the region.

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Masira Island Resort, the ultimate holiday destination

Masira Island Resort, managed by Dhiaffa a member of the OMRAN Group, is a well-kept secret in Oman. The resort is known for its wildlife and miles of isolated sandy beaches. It is also a popular destination for windsurfing and kite boarding, thanks to the favourable wind and sea conditions.

Oman to take part in three European tourism exhibitions

The Ministry of Tourism will participate in three European tourism exhibitions to promote tourism in the Sultanate, highlighting the tourist services and the latest developments in the Omani tourism sector. The ministry through such participations, aims to introduce the Sultanate as a tourist destination, which is unique in its environmental and tourism elements in the […]


Alila Jabal Akhdar resort is the first development in Oman to achieve the LEED certification and to be recognised internationally for its sustainability credentials. An OER report.

Swiss Watching

The hauntingly idyllic beauty of Switzerland cast a spell on Shivkumar Gaitonde. He could not help falling in love with the country’s luxuriant landscape, rich biodiversity, cultural heritage, exquisite cuisine and the typical Swiss hospitality offered at the Swiss Air flight.

The Swiss Life

Sparkling rivers and world-renowned resorts, all nestled between majestic snow-capped mountains, makes Switzerland every travellers dream destination. Ghalib Abdullah Al Fori takes a look at what the incredible country has to offer.

On the Cusp of a tourism upswing

Over 25 hotel projects are in the pipeline in Oman accounting for an additional 4,299 rooms as of October 2013. The Ministry of Tourism has tasked THR, a Spanish consultancy company to prepare a tourism strategy for the country for the next 20 years, Oommen John P reports on the tourism related initiatives in Oman