Al Ameen Mosque

Getting Lost Around the World A few years back we moved to Muscat, a city we had lived in before and loved dearly, after six years living elsewhere. There was one thing I was sure of as I tried to plan my family’s third international move; at least I wouldn’t struggle to find my way … More Al Ameen Mosque

HENNA IN MUSCAT

A few months back, I had the opportunity to visit a henna salon in Muscat and learn about henna in Oman. I was, admittedly, a little apprehensive before leaving home. I love henna and I wanted to learn, but some of the salons I have visited in the past have been dodgy. I am too … More HENNA IN MUSCAT

FROM ROCKS TO AGRICULTURE – THE INGENUITY OF THE OMANI AFLAJ SYSTEM

I can’t help but wonder what it must have been like in an inland Omani village, before tourists and resident expats arrived on weekend day trips, before all the comforts and amenities of modern society were available. At a time where some seem to think we can simply take whatever we want from the planet, … More FROM ROCKS TO AGRICULTURE – THE INGENUITY OF THE OMANI AFLAJ SYSTEM

OMAN: ENCOURAGE SMALL-SCALE INNOVATORS TO ACHIEVE LARGE-SCALE INNOVATIONS

Perhaps one of the most important tasks facing Oman in the coming years is building a more diverse economy. Oman is part of the GCC club of wealthy oil producing states, but known oil resources and the GDP alike are relatively low compared to other GCC states. Oman’s population is young, with a median age of 25.4, and … More OMAN: ENCOURAGE SMALL-SCALE INNOVATORS TO ACHIEVE LARGE-SCALE INNOVATIONS