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Sinbad's Oman Pocket Guide | The ultimate destination / travel guide to Muscat, Oman. Features: Flights, Hotels, Cars, Maps, Restaurants, Mobile.
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5 underrated places to see when in the Sultanate

Muscat: The Sultanate is a land of many riches since the dawn of civilisation. With ancient histories paving the way for its diverse culture and heritage, it is also home to immense natural beauty and incommensurable landscapes.
With some places more famously known than others, here are five places that you might have not thought of adding on to your next get-away plans to experience the more unique side of Oman.

Wakan Village
Tucked away in the Al Hajar Mountains, is the quaint village of Wakan. Located at almost 2000 km above sea level, it is surrounded by beautiful terraced gardens which are used to cultivate pomegranates, apricots, grapes, and other produce.
Sitting on a plateau, the village is surrounded by the towering mountains and overlooks the Wadi Mistal that flows below.
There are a couple of hiking tracks that start at the village, and they are marked by the familiar yellow, green and red flag that mark most hiking tracks in Oman. Depending on the season, you may have the experience of seeing beautiful apricot flowers in full bloom and the butterflies feeding on them. However, please should remember not to pick any fruits and vegetables and stick to the designated path when exploring as the tracks pass through villagers homes and their privacy should be respected.

Balad Sayt
A quaint village in the rocky mountains in the north-eastern side of the Al Hajar Mountains — Bilad Sayt is a short distance from the more popular tourist destination of Jabal Shams. Accessible by 4-wheel-drive only, the village is in the middle of Wadi Al Sahtan, Wadi Bani Awf, and Al Hamra. It also lies in the heart of several mountains and lots of palm trees, while a falaj runs through it carrying water around the village. A mystical fairy-tale like feel this little settlement is said it be one of the most picturesque villages of the Sultanate often blanketed in a slight fog, amplifying that mystical feel. Balad Sayt is a must-stop village if you’re driving through the Dakhiliyah-Batinah Mountain path, and it is highly recommended that everyone passing through to take a bit of time to explore the village.

Ruins of Tanuf
Although the name of a leading Omani bottled water brand, Tanuf village is a petite village located in the middle of Bahla and Nizwa — the two famous cities of the Al Dakhiliyah Governorate. Besides the pure waters sourced from the Wadi — Tanuf has historical ruins that are reminiscent of a more dramatic time in the history of the Sultanate. An Ancient settlement, the village was abandoned during the wars of Jabal Akhdar in the 1950s. Before the onslaught of the wars, these ruins were a fully functional village, inhabited by those that at the time of war shifted to what we now know as the Tanuf Village. An almost romantic location against a backdrop of Al Hajar Mountains, the sense of awe it instills for visitors exploring the remnants off of these ancient ruins.

Masirah Island
Still only popular amongst fishing and diving enthusiasts, the Masirah Island is the largest island that is part of the Sultanate of Oman. Consisting of a number of smaller villages, the island is full of unique and interesting landscapes with unique rock formations, flora, and fauna. Holding onto the traditions of an older Sultanate, the surrounding rough coastline has led not only the capsizing of these boats but many wreckages from the Arabian Sea that made it onto the shore. Natures preservatives, too the day thanks to the high temperatures and the salt content of the water — dhows from many past generations can still be seen on the shore. The rugged beaches, a large population of nesting sea turtles and desirable surfing waters has continued to attract the attention of travellers from all around the globe.

The Lost City of Ubar
A city surrounded by mysteries and legends, the City of Ubar was once a thriving city that earned its fame and riches due to its significance in the Frankincense trade. Popularised by the book Atlantis of the Sands, it is said that thousands of years ago, a huge sandstorm engulfed the area and buried this affluent city and along with it its history — Ever since, lots of expeditions and explorers have been visiting the Dhofar region in southern Oman, to find the lost city.
source: Oman Observer

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5 underrated places to see when in the Sultanate

Muscat: The Sultanate is a land of many riches since the dawn of civilisation. With ancient histories paving the way for its diverse culture and heritage, it is also home to immense natural beauty and incommensurable landscapes.
With some places more famously known than others, here are five places that you might have not thought of adding on to your next get-away plans to experience the more unique side of Oman.

Wakan Village
Tucked away in the Al Hajar Mountains, is the quaint village of Wakan. Located at almost 2000 km above sea level, it is surrounded by beautiful terraced gardens which are used to cultivate pomegranates, apricots, grapes, and other produce.
Sitting on a plateau, the village is surrounded by the towering mountains and overlooks the Wadi Mistal that flows below.
There are a couple of hiking tracks that start at the village, and they are marked by the familiar yellow, green and red flag that mark most hiking tracks in Oman. Depending on the season, you may have the experience of seeing beautiful apricot flowers in full bloom and the butterflies feeding on them. However, please should remember not to pick any fruits and vegetables and stick to the designated path when exploring as the tracks pass through villagers homes and their privacy should be respected.

Balad Sayt
A quaint village in the rocky mountains in the north-eastern side of the Al Hajar Mountains — Bilad Sayt is a short distance from the more popular tourist destination of Jabal Shams. Accessible by 4-wheel-drive only, the village is in the middle of Wadi Al Sahtan, Wadi Bani Awf, and Al Hamra. It also lies in the heart of several mountains and lots of palm trees, while a falaj runs through it carrying water around the village. A mystical fairy-tale like feel this little settlement is said it be one of the most picturesque villages of the Sultanate often blanketed in a slight fog, amplifying that mystical feel. Balad Sayt is a must-stop village if you’re driving through the Dakhiliyah-Batinah Mountain path, and it is highly recommended that everyone passing through to take a bit of time to explore the village.

Ruins of Tanuf
Although the name of a leading Omani bottled water brand, Tanuf village is a petite village located in the middle of Bahla and Nizwa — the two famous cities of the Al Dakhiliyah Governorate. Besides the pure waters sourced from the Wadi — Tanuf has historical ruins that are reminiscent of a more dramatic time in the history of the Sultanate. An Ancient settlement, the village was abandoned during the wars of Jabal Akhdar in the 1950s. Before the onslaught of the wars, these ruins were a fully functional village, inhabited by those that at the time of war shifted to what we now know as the Tanuf Village. An almost romantic location against a backdrop of Al Hajar Mountains, the sense of awe it instills for visitors exploring the remnants off of these ancient ruins.

Masirah Island
Still only popular amongst fishing and diving enthusiasts, the Masirah Island is the largest island that is part of the Sultanate of Oman. Consisting of a number of smaller villages, the island is full of unique and interesting landscapes with unique rock formations, flora, and fauna. Holding onto the traditions of an older Sultanate, the surrounding rough coastline has led not only the capsizing of these boats but many wreckages from the Arabian Sea that made it onto the shore. Natures preservatives, too the day thanks to the high temperatures and the salt content of the water — dhows from many past generations can still be seen on the shore. The rugged beaches, a large population of nesting sea turtles and desirable surfing waters has continued to attract the attention of travellers from all around the globe.

The Lost City of Ubar
A city surrounded by mysteries and legends, the City of Ubar was once a thriving city that earned its fame and riches due to its significance in the Frankincense trade. Popularised by the book Atlantis of the Sands, it is said that thousands of years ago, a huge sandstorm engulfed the area and buried this affluent city and along with it its history — Ever since, lots of expeditions and explorers have been visiting the Dhofar region in southern Oman, to find the lost city.
source: Oman Observer

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5 underrated places to see when in the Sultanate

Muscat: The Sultanate is a land of many riches since the dawn of civilisation. With ancient histories paving the way for its diverse culture and heritage, it is also home to immense natural beauty and incommensurable landscapes.
With some places more famously known than others, here are five places that you might have not thought of adding on to your next get-away plans to experience the more unique side of Oman.

Wakan Village
Tucked away in the Al Hajar Mountains, is the quaint village of Wakan. Located at almost 2000 km above sea level, it is surrounded by beautiful terraced gardens which are used to cultivate pomegranates, apricots, grapes, and other produce.
Sitting on a plateau, the village is surrounded by the towering mountains and overlooks the Wadi Mistal that flows below.
There are a couple of hiking tracks that start at the village, and they are marked by the familiar yellow, green and red flag that mark most hiking tracks in Oman. Depending on the season, you may have the experience of seeing beautiful apricot flowers in full bloom and the butterflies feeding on them. However, please should remember not to pick any fruits and vegetables and stick to the designated path when exploring as the tracks pass through villagers homes and their privacy should be respected.

Balad Sayt
A quaint village in the rocky mountains in the north-eastern side of the Al Hajar Mountains — Bilad Sayt is a short distance from the more popular tourist destination of Jabal Shams. Accessible by 4-wheel-drive only, the village is in the middle of Wadi Al Sahtan, Wadi Bani Awf, and Al Hamra. It also lies in the heart of several mountains and lots of palm trees, while a falaj runs through it carrying water around the village. A mystical fairy-tale like feel this little settlement is said it be one of the most picturesque villages of the Sultanate often blanketed in a slight fog, amplifying that mystical feel. Balad Sayt is a must-stop village if you’re driving through the Dakhiliyah-Batinah Mountain path, and it is highly recommended that everyone passing through to take a bit of time to explore the village.

Ruins of Tanuf
Although the name of a leading Omani bottled water brand, Tanuf village is a petite village located in the middle of Bahla and Nizwa — the two famous cities of the Al Dakhiliyah Governorate. Besides the pure waters sourced from the Wadi — Tanuf has historical ruins that are reminiscent of a more dramatic time in the history of the Sultanate. An Ancient settlement, the village was abandoned during the wars of Jabal Akhdar in the 1950s. Before the onslaught of the wars, these ruins were a fully functional village, inhabited by those that at the time of war shifted to what we now know as the Tanuf Village. An almost romantic location against a backdrop of Al Hajar Mountains, the sense of awe it instills for visitors exploring the remnants off of these ancient ruins.

Masirah Island
Still only popular amongst fishing and diving enthusiasts, the Masirah Island is the largest island that is part of the Sultanate of Oman. Consisting of a number of smaller villages, the island is full of unique and interesting landscapes with unique rock formations, flora, and fauna. Holding onto the traditions of an older Sultanate, the surrounding rough coastline has led not only the capsizing of these boats but many wreckages from the Arabian Sea that made it onto the shore. Natures preservatives, too the day thanks to the high temperatures and the salt content of the water — dhows from many past generations can still be seen on the shore. The rugged beaches, a large population of nesting sea turtles and desirable surfing waters has continued to attract the attention of travellers from all around the globe.

The Lost City of Ubar
A city surrounded by mysteries and legends, the City of Ubar was once a thriving city that earned its fame and riches due to its significance in the Frankincense trade. Popularised by the book Atlantis of the Sands, it is said that thousands of years ago, a huge sandstorm engulfed the area and buried this affluent city and along with it its history — Ever since, lots of expeditions and explorers have been visiting the Dhofar region in southern Oman, to find the lost city.
source: Oman Observer

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Muscat International Airport is Officially Opened

Assigned by His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said and to coincide with the Sultanate’s celebrations of the 48th Glorious National Day, Sayyid Fahd bin Mahmoud al- Said, Deputy Prime Minister for the Council of Ministers, sponsored this evening the celebrations organised by the Ministry of Transport and Communications for the official opening of Muscat International Airport.

Sayyid Fahd bin Mahmoud al- Said, said that Muscat International Airport is one of the most important achievements witnessed by the Sultanate during the blessed Renaissance march under the wise leadership of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said and represents the Sultanate's wider opening to the world.

"We praise Allah for the blessing enjoyed by the Sultanate and pray to Allah for sustainability of such blessings. We Hope that the Sultanate continues to play its role both at the domestic and foreign levels', he added in a statement to reporters after opening Muscat International Airport.

"The opening of Muscat International Airport, as well as other ports and roads improve the infrastructure and help in attracting more investments to the Sultanate. They also contribute to achieving many cultural, social and developmental aims of interest for the Omani citizen, he furthered.

Sayyid Fahd affirmed that the achievements made on the land of Oman targeted mainly the Omani citizen saying 'We all endeavor to provide the Omani citizen with utmost welfare and happiness in his country.

Dr. Ahmed bin Mohammed al- Futaisi, Minister of Transport and Communications said that Muscat International Airport is one of the fruits of the prosperous era of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said and a qualitative addition to the Omani civil aviation sector. The Airport will enhance the sector system on the level of the region due to the capabilities, high quality system and facilities and ability to handle the growing number of inbound and outbound passengers.

He added in his speech that Muscat International Airport has become an ideal airport as per the international civil aviation standards. The airport has an annual capacity of 20 million passengers in first stage expandable to 56 million passengers annually in latter stages.; thanks to the resources allocated which made it very important for the growth of tourism, economy and investment activities in the Sultanate.

'After years of continuous planning and hard work, this economic and tourism icon has been operated. Muscat International Airport is unique in terms of size, appearance, organization and facilities. It has become one of the greatest achievements made by the Sultanate throughout the past 48 years of the blessed renaissance.

Muscat International Airport, which is overseen by the Ministry of Transport and Communications, has a passenger terminal, a 4 km runway, a 103-metre air observation tower, an air cargo terminal, and a catering terminal, as well as an aircraft maintenance building and other airport terminals.

Muscat International Airport has been designed as per international standards and as per the highest service levels as the ideal Airport as per the classification approved by International Air Transport Association (IATA).

The total area of the terminal is about 580 thousand m2, including building services, car parking and annex buildings with an area of 37 thousand m2.

The building includes at (118) booths to complete the traveling procedures and (82) a table of Immigration and Passports by Royal Oman Police. The retail outlets are distributed on the air and land sides of the building on about 12,000 square meters.

It has two gates for big aircrafts, such as Airbus 380 and Boeing 747. The gates are connected to bridges to transport passengers to and from the aircraft. The building contains (10) belts line for baggage handling, 8 for the international flights and 2 for domestic flights with a capacity of 5200 bags per hour and with a length of 11.2 km. The building includes lounges for VIP, first and business class, offices for airlines and rent- a- car offices, in addition to offices for tourism information and assorted services.

The building also accommodates a four-star hotel with 90 rooms, swimming pools, and food lounges. The design has a space for adding 90 more rooms in the future. In addition to that, there are (29) gates linked to 40 bridge to transport passengers to and from the aircraft, and (16) ground gates to transport passengers by bus. It has 59 parking lots for aircrafts.

Muscat International Airport has the Public Authority for Civil Aviation building and the air cargo building over 32,000 square meters with a capacity of 350,000 tons per annum that will be increased to 500,000 tons. It has a building for handling goods that ensure smooth handling of goods containers.

It has the main gate building over 49,600 square meters, in addition to the building of those deported operated by Royal Oman Police. The building stretches over 13,250 square meters. It has a building for the aircrafts' crews who clean and prepare the aircraft for departure. The building stretches over 16,150 square meters.

The air control and communication systems have been supplied to Muscat International Airport and connected to Salalah Airport and other domestic airports in the Sultanate. The supportive equipment, such as radars, voice radio and others were installed inside and outside the Airport.

Muscat International Airport has 4722 car parks including 2054 shaded parks that are connected to shaded aisles to connect the parks to passenger terminals. It has also areas for buses waiting, in addition to buildings for the services and facilities.

The event included a performance titled' Oman the Gate of the World' which reviewed the Sultanate's strategic location, as well as its historic, archeological and tourist attractions at the various governorates.

The event was attended by a number of their highness and officials from the different sisterly and friendly countries interested in aviation sector, as well as media men.
--- ONA

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Muscat International Airport is Officially Opened

Assigned by His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said and to coincide with the Sultanate’s celebrations of the 48th Glorious National Day, Sayyid Fahd bin Mahmoud al- Said, Deputy Prime Minister for the Council of Ministers, sponsored this evening the celebrations organised by the Ministry of Transport and Communications for the official opening of Muscat International Airport.

Sayyid Fahd bin Mahmoud al- Said, said that Muscat International Airport is one of the most important achievements witnessed by the Sultanate during the blessed Renaissance march under the wise leadership of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said and represents the Sultanate's wider opening to the world.

"We praise Allah for the blessing enjoyed by the Sultanate and pray to Allah for sustainability of such blessings. We Hope that the Sultanate continues to play its role both at the domestic and foreign levels', he added in a statement to reporters after opening Muscat International Airport.

"The opening of Muscat International Airport, as well as other ports and roads improve the infrastructure and help in attracting more investments to the Sultanate. They also contribute to achieving many cultural, social and developmental aims of interest for the Omani citizen, he furthered.

Sayyid Fahd affirmed that the achievements made on the land of Oman targeted mainly the Omani citizen saying 'We all endeavor to provide the Omani citizen with utmost welfare and happiness in his country.

Dr. Ahmed bin Mohammed al- Futaisi, Minister of Transport and Communications said that Muscat International Airport is one of the fruits of the prosperous era of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said and a qualitative addition to the Omani civil aviation sector. The Airport will enhance the sector system on the level of the region due to the capabilities, high quality system and facilities and ability to handle the growing number of inbound and outbound passengers.

He added in his speech that Muscat International Airport has become an ideal airport as per the international civil aviation standards. The airport has an annual capacity of 20 million passengers in first stage expandable to 56 million passengers annually in latter stages.; thanks to the resources allocated which made it very important for the growth of tourism, economy and investment activities in the Sultanate.

'After years of continuous planning and hard work, this economic and tourism icon has been operated. Muscat International Airport is unique in terms of size, appearance, organization and facilities. It has become one of the greatest achievements made by the Sultanate throughout the past 48 years of the blessed renaissance.

Muscat International Airport, which is overseen by the Ministry of Transport and Communications, has a passenger terminal, a 4 km runway, a 103-metre air observation tower, an air cargo terminal, and a catering terminal, as well as an aircraft maintenance building and other airport terminals.

Muscat International Airport has been designed as per international standards and as per the highest service levels as the ideal Airport as per the classification approved by International Air Transport Association (IATA).

The total area of the terminal is about 580 thousand m2, including building services, car parking and annex buildings with an area of 37 thousand m2.

The building includes at (118) booths to complete the traveling procedures and (82) a table of Immigration and Passports by Royal Oman Police. The retail outlets are distributed on the air and land sides of the building on about 12,000 square meters.

It has two gates for big aircrafts, such as Airbus 380 and Boeing 747. The gates are connected to bridges to transport passengers to and from the aircraft. The building contains (10) belts line for baggage handling, 8 for the international flights and 2 for domestic flights with a capacity of 5200 bags per hour and with a length of 11.2 km. The building includes lounges for VIP, first and business class, offices for airlines and rent- a- car offices, in addition to offices for tourism information and assorted services.

The building also accommodates a four-star hotel with 90 rooms, swimming pools, and food lounges. The design has a space for adding 90 more rooms in the future. In addition to that, there are (29) gates linked to 40 bridge to transport passengers to and from the aircraft, and (16) ground gates to transport passengers by bus. It has 59 parking lots for aircrafts.

Muscat International Airport has the Public Authority for Civil Aviation building and the air cargo building over 32,000 square meters with a capacity of 350,000 tons per annum that will be increased to 500,000 tons. It has a building for handling goods that ensure smooth handling of goods containers.

It has the main gate building over 49,600 square meters, in addition to the building of those deported operated by Royal Oman Police. The building stretches over 13,250 square meters. It has a building for the aircrafts' crews who clean and prepare the aircraft for departure. The building stretches over 16,150 square meters.

The air control and communication systems have been supplied to Muscat International Airport and connected to Salalah Airport and other domestic airports in the Sultanate. The supportive equipment, such as radars, voice radio and others were installed inside and outside the Airport.

Muscat International Airport has 4722 car parks including 2054 shaded parks that are connected to shaded aisles to connect the parks to passenger terminals. It has also areas for buses waiting, in addition to buildings for the services and facilities.

The event included a performance titled' Oman the Gate of the World' which reviewed the Sultanate's strategic location, as well as its historic, archeological and tourist attractions at the various governorates.

The event was attended by a number of their highness and officials from the different sisterly and friendly countries interested in aviation sector, as well as media men.
--- ONA

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Muscat International Airport is Officially Opened

Assigned by His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said and to coincide with the Sultanate’s celebrations of the 48th Glorious National Day, Sayyid Fahd bin Mahmoud al- Said, Deputy Prime Minister for the Council of Ministers, sponsored this evening the celebrations organised by the Ministry of Transport and Communications for the official opening of Muscat International Airport.

Sayyid Fahd bin Mahmoud al- Said, said that Muscat International Airport is one of the most important achievements witnessed by the Sultanate during the blessed Renaissance march under the wise leadership of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said and represents the Sultanate's wider opening to the world.

"We praise Allah for the blessing enjoyed by the Sultanate and pray to Allah for sustainability of such blessings. We Hope that the Sultanate continues to play its role both at the domestic and foreign levels', he added in a statement to reporters after opening Muscat International Airport.

"The opening of Muscat International Airport, as well as other ports and roads improve the infrastructure and help in attracting more investments to the Sultanate. They also contribute to achieving many cultural, social and developmental aims of interest for the Omani citizen, he furthered.

Sayyid Fahd affirmed that the achievements made on the land of Oman targeted mainly the Omani citizen saying 'We all endeavor to provide the Omani citizen with utmost welfare and happiness in his country.

Dr. Ahmed bin Mohammed al- Futaisi, Minister of Transport and Communications said that Muscat International Airport is one of the fruits of the prosperous era of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said and a qualitative addition to the Omani civil aviation sector. The Airport will enhance the sector system on the level of the region due to the capabilities, high quality system and facilities and ability to handle the growing number of inbound and outbound passengers.

He added in his speech that Muscat International Airport has become an ideal airport as per the international civil aviation standards. The airport has an annual capacity of 20 million passengers in first stage expandable to 56 million passengers annually in latter stages.; thanks to the resources allocated which made it very important for the growth of tourism, economy and investment activities in the Sultanate.

'After years of continuous planning and hard work, this economic and tourism icon has been operated. Muscat International Airport is unique in terms of size, appearance, organization and facilities. It has become one of the greatest achievements made by the Sultanate throughout the past 48 years of the blessed renaissance.

Muscat International Airport, which is overseen by the Ministry of Transport and Communications, has a passenger terminal, a 4 km runway, a 103-metre air observation tower, an air cargo terminal, and a catering terminal, as well as an aircraft maintenance building and other airport terminals.

Muscat International Airport has been designed as per international standards and as per the highest service levels as the ideal Airport as per the classification approved by International Air Transport Association (IATA).

The total area of the terminal is about 580 thousand m2, including building services, car parking and annex buildings with an area of 37 thousand m2.

The building includes at (118) booths to complete the traveling procedures and (82) a table of Immigration and Passports by Royal Oman Police. The retail outlets are distributed on the air and land sides of the building on about 12,000 square meters.

It has two gates for big aircrafts, such as Airbus 380 and Boeing 747. The gates are connected to bridges to transport passengers to and from the aircraft. The building contains (10) belts line for baggage handling, 8 for the international flights and 2 for domestic flights with a capacity of 5200 bags per hour and with a length of 11.2 km. The building includes lounges for VIP, first and business class, offices for airlines and rent- a- car offices, in addition to offices for tourism information and assorted services.

The building also accommodates a four-star hotel with 90 rooms, swimming pools, and food lounges. The design has a space for adding 90 more rooms in the future. In addition to that, there are (29) gates linked to 40 bridge to transport passengers to and from the aircraft, and (16) ground gates to transport passengers by bus. It has 59 parking lots for aircrafts.

Muscat International Airport has the Public Authority for Civil Aviation building and the air cargo building over 32,000 square meters with a capacity of 350,000 tons per annum that will be increased to 500,000 tons. It has a building for handling goods that ensure smooth handling of goods containers.

It has the main gate building over 49,600 square meters, in addition to the building of those deported operated by Royal Oman Police. The building stretches over 13,250 square meters. It has a building for the aircrafts' crews who clean and prepare the aircraft for departure. The building stretches over 16,150 square meters.

The air control and communication systems have been supplied to Muscat International Airport and connected to Salalah Airport and other domestic airports in the Sultanate. The supportive equipment, such as radars, voice radio and others were installed inside and outside the Airport.

Muscat International Airport has 4722 car parks including 2054 shaded parks that are connected to shaded aisles to connect the parks to passenger terminals. It has also areas for buses waiting, in addition to buildings for the services and facilities.

The event included a performance titled' Oman the Gate of the World' which reviewed the Sultanate's strategic location, as well as its historic, archeological and tourist attractions at the various governorates.

The event was attended by a number of their highness and officials from the different sisterly and friendly countries interested in aviation sector, as well as media men.
--- ONA

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*Wadi Al Fatah Enjoys Diverse Ecology, Unique Destination in Dhank/

Wadi Al Fatah is one of the famous tourist valleys in the Wilayat of Dhank in the Governorate of A'Dhahirah. It is located in the north of the wilaya and is about 40 km away from its centre.

The valley passes through the mountains and is characterized by abundance of water throughout the year, which increases after rains. The course of the valley is flanked by trees, which are located in the mountainous areas including Ghaf, Sidr, and Rohida (Tecomella undulata), in addition to the dense vegetation cover that increases during summer.

The visitor finds the valley a natural outlet to enjoy the place and its natural life components, where the lush shadows and flowing water that give the resident and tourist special fun.

Wadi Al Fatah includes rocks of various shapes and colours, including the spotless white rocks that are surrounded by high mountains.

The locally called "Ghaili" Falaj "flowing during abundance of water after rains" that runs through the valley, which goes towards palm groves and various plantations, is another aspect. The visitor discovers the splendor of Omani architecture in the ancient irrigation system and reflects the extent to which Omani people benefit from the environment components for their service and utilisation.

Sheikh Hamad bin Said al-Sa'edi said: "Wadi Al Fatah is characterized, especially in some months of the year by the arrival of various types of migratory birds, which take a break station for some days and may be up to weeks. This contributes to enrich the natural life of the valley and its diversity and make it a destination for tourists from inside and outside the Sultanate".

He added that "The completion of the work on Khabib - Dhank road, which links the wilaya to the highway, coming from the Wilayat of Yanqul towards the Governorate of Al Buraimi, has contributed in revitalizing the tourism activities in the wilaya, and also facilitated access to this valley, which is one of the most important tourist attractions in the Wilayat of Dhank".

He pointed out that the town of "Al Fatah" where the valley is located, is characterized by many beautiful elements and ecological diversity. Such diversity represented in combining high mountains with caves maintaining the glamour of the past, as well as flat plains containing vast areas of agricultural land that gives the valley a beautiful touch with its lush palm trees and tree shadows. The green colours are in harmony with the colours of the mountains overlooking the valley.

Sheikh al-Sa'edi told Oman News Agency (ONA), "The town is surrounded by a number of populated villages. Some of the people of these villages practice sheepherding and livestock breeding. The visitors to Wadi Al Fatah see a flock of cattle roaming the valley to enjoy its water and grass".

Wadi Al Fatah in the Wilayat of Dhank is a natural resort visited by tourists all the year round, especially on weekends and moderate winter days, to enjoy its natural scenery and water flowing from the surrounding mountains.
--- ONA

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*Wadi Al Fatah Enjoys Diverse Ecology, Unique Destination in Dhank/

Wadi Al Fatah is one of the famous tourist valleys in the Wilayat of Dhank in the Governorate of A'Dhahirah. It is located in the north of the wilaya and is about 40 km away from its centre.

The valley passes through the mountains and is characterized by abundance of water throughout the year, which increases after rains. The course of the valley is flanked by trees, which are located in the mountainous areas including Ghaf, Sidr, and Rohida (Tecomella undulata), in addition to the dense vegetation cover that increases during summer.

The visitor finds the valley a natural outlet to enjoy the place and its natural life components, where the lush shadows and flowing water that give the resident and tourist special fun.

Wadi Al Fatah includes rocks of various shapes and colours, including the spotless white rocks that are surrounded by high mountains.

The locally called "Ghaili" Falaj "flowing during abundance of water after rains" that runs through the valley, which goes towards palm groves and various plantations, is another aspect. The visitor discovers the splendor of Omani architecture in the ancient irrigation system and reflects the extent to which Omani people benefit from the environment components for their service and utilisation.

Sheikh Hamad bin Said al-Sa'edi said: "Wadi Al Fatah is characterized, especially in some months of the year by the arrival of various types of migratory birds, which take a break station for some days and may be up to weeks. This contributes to enrich the natural life of the valley and its diversity and make it a destination for tourists from inside and outside the Sultanate".

He added that "The completion of the work on Khabib - Dhank road, which links the wilaya to the highway, coming from the Wilayat of Yanqul towards the Governorate of Al Buraimi, has contributed in revitalizing the tourism activities in the wilaya, and also facilitated access to this valley, which is one of the most important tourist attractions in the Wilayat of Dhank".

He pointed out that the town of "Al Fatah" where the valley is located, is characterized by many beautiful elements and ecological diversity. Such diversity represented in combining high mountains with caves maintaining the glamour of the past, as well as flat plains containing vast areas of agricultural land that gives the valley a beautiful touch with its lush palm trees and tree shadows. The green colours are in harmony with the colours of the mountains overlooking the valley.

Sheikh al-Sa'edi told Oman News Agency (ONA), "The town is surrounded by a number of populated villages. Some of the people of these villages practice sheepherding and livestock breeding. The visitors to Wadi Al Fatah see a flock of cattle roaming the valley to enjoy its water and grass".

Wadi Al Fatah in the Wilayat of Dhank is a natural resort visited by tourists all the year round, especially on weekends and moderate winter days, to enjoy its natural scenery and water flowing from the surrounding mountains.
--- ONA

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