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The jewel in the crown of Arabia

The facts Location: The Sultanate of Oman is located in the Gulf Region bordered by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to the northwest, Saudi Arabia to the west and Yemen to the southwest. Capital: Muscat Currency: Rial (OMR) GMT: +4 hours Tel code: +968 Area: 309,500sq.km Population: Approx. 3.3 million Official language: Arabic Official religion: Islam Airport: Muscat International Airport (MCT) is the main airport of Oman Flights: Oman Air is the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman and direct non-stop flights from the UK are approximately 7 hours. See www.omanair.com

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land of culture, history and adventure, the Sultanate of Oman has all the right ingredients to capture the imagination of your clients - from families and single travellers through to groups, couples and cruise passengers. Regarded by some as the jewel in the crown of Arabia, Oman certainly lives up to this reputation, offering 3,165 Kilometres of beautiful Indian Ocean Coastline, warm and hospitable people and a unique, varied landscape. Oman is also famous for its historic forts, of which there are more than 500 to discover, offering some of the country's most striking cultural landmarks. One of the country's most popular destinations is its capital, Muscat, which is an ideal base from which to explore the stunning coastline, take in the city markets, forts, palaces and old walled city or try your hand at a range of activities in the nearby mountain ranges of Al Hajar and Al Jabal al Akhdar, and visit ancient capital city Nizwa on route. Whatever your clients' tastes, Muscat is sure to delight; from a plethora of gastronomic delights, luxurious accommodation and spas, through to cultural and historical wonders, three 18-golf courses and not forgetting the miles and miles of sandy beaches offering crystal-clear turquoise waters, just waiting to be discovered.

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Oman Short Film Screening and Tourism Souk Partners

Magic Arabia Bahwan Tours Bahwan Tours is an integral part of The Bahwan Travel Consortium, a premier travel agency combine, employing over 240 people. Fifteen years ago Bahwan Tours began operation with a vision to be the leading DMC in the Sultanate of Oman. We are represented in the UK and Ireland by Supereps International in Central London. We work with all the main names in tourism. Bahwan Tours is a single window service provider to its partners, from handling individuals, groups, charters and cruises to conferences, events and incentive running. All of these include tailor made programs for the discerning visitor to Oman. Our services include: ● Hotel Accommodation ● Airport Meet and Assist/Transfers ● Car Rentals ● Excursions ● Visa handling ● Any other activity related to Visiting Oman Bahwan responds swiftly and precisely on a 24/7 basis. This ability distinguishes us from our contemporaries. In short, Bahwan Tours provides Total Quality Service backed by a comprehensive infrastructure with professional multi-lingual tours & project executives.

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Magic Arabia is a leading Middle-East DMC created in 1985 with offices located in Dubai, Muscat and Amman, and sales offices in France, Belgium, Germany, Italy and Spain. Our services range from individual bespoke travel for 1 pax to large Incentive groups of hundreds of pax. We are specialised in tailor made programs for FIT, MICE and groups. We act as destination advisors with a thorough knowledge of all details that can make the difference to win the approval of your clients. On the other side our privileged relationship with hoteliers and suppliers will guarantee your customers the best quality – price ratio. Our creative and multilingual team has a profound knowledge of the destination and can cater to the most demanding clients. We would be delighted to meet you and discuss the great possibilities of our destinations.


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Juweira Salalah and Sifawy Muscat Boutique Hotels Muriya Tourism Development is a leading developer of fully integrated towns that includes hotels, villas and apartments, leisure facilities such as golf courses, marinas and supporting infrastructure. Established as a joint venture between Orascom Hotels and Development and Omran, a government owned company, Muriya is committed to taking the lead in promoting environmental and socially responsible tourism. Two of the ongoing projects are integrated tourism complexes (ITCs) offering freehold properties – ‘Jebel Sifah’ and ‘Salalah Beach’. In addition, Muriya also has extensive plans to develop a ‘City Walk’ in Muscat and work is ongoing on the boutique hotel on the ‘As Sodah Island’. The Sifawy Boutique Hotel offers a warm and friendly atmosphere, reflecting the hospitable nature of the Omani people. Located within the world-class Jebel Sifah Resort, it offers a contemporary blend of European design with a strong essence of traditional Omani influence; both in the concept and service. With only 55 guest rooms, including 30 suites, each room has

a private balcony, and is equipped with all the essential amenities and services, catering to even the most discerning traveler. A beautiful, away-from-it-all Hotel offering a charming blend of sea, sky, mountains and desert – all in one place. Nestled on the picturesque marina promenade of Salalah Beach and facing the Indian Ocean, Juweira Boutique Hotel offers 65 guestrooms, including 21 spacious Marina Suites and 44 Juweira Rooms. Each room has access to a private terrace overlooking the Ocean surrounding Oman. Family friendly, the Juweira Boutique Hotel presents a strong focus on value while maintaining a wide range of services and facilities ensuring personal service and a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

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Oman Air Oman Air combines comfort and luxury to put the style back into air travel. Every aspect of Oman Air’s seamless passenger experience has achieved international recognition and it was the first airline in the world to offer both mobile phone and wi-fi connectivity whilst in flight. Oman Air is the only airline to fly daily, non-stop services from the UK to the Sultanate of Oman. Its network of more than 40 routes includes destinations across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia – including ten destinations in India – offering outstanding choice and excellent value. Oman Air’s fleet size currently stands at 30 aircraft, with 20 more medium and long haul planes due for delivery from later this year. www.omanair.com

Oman World Tourism Oman World Tourism has chosen never to lose sight of the one thing which matters most in tourism, the tourists. With a quick turnaround time on all enquiries and top notch service, always with a smile, we aim to go a little further than everyone else. Why just drink tea, when you can have tea and cookies? Well that is what we asked ourselves. So we set about creating trips that give every one of you a little more for your money. Our specialities include cultural tours, adventure activities, MICE groups, water sports activities, preferential hotel bookings, corporate affairs services and investments in the tourism sector. We believe in going the extra mile for our clients, through areas such as prompt correspondence, product delivery and always doing things with a smile. We aim to ensure that each and every holiday is a holiday that will never be forgotten. One that the client can recommend to anyone else wishing to travel to our beautiful country. We wish to take this opportunity to welcome you, Ahlan wa Sahlan

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Salalah Rotana Resort

Shangri La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa

Welcome to Rotana’s first 5-star resort in Salalah, Oman. The luxurious Salalah Rotana Resort in Oman where you will be embraced by the traditional warm and friendly Omani hospitality.The resort has been carved from desert rock as the hotel rises out of the water, making it part of the landscape. In-room furnishings including beds, tables and sofas have been integrated into the main walls while Arabesque geometric designs and stone archways, constructed using traditional techniques, resemble a cathedral atrium and provide areas of contemplation. Salalah Rotana Resort offers 400 splendid rooms and suites that are beautifully built around the lagoons, water features and manmade canals for an unforgettable experience. All rooms include a wealth of attractive and contemporary accessories with modern day amenities such as multi channel TV, tea & coffee making facilities, high-speed wireless internet connection

Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa is a five star resort nestling alongside a sparkling bay in a truly dramatic setting. Set amid 124 acres of rugged mountain scenery, the resort features three separate luxury hotels with a room inventory of 640 rooms and suites. The resort boasts 21 restaurants and cafĂŠs offering a variety of culinary experiences from around the world. There are also extensive recreational facilities, including three private beaches, six swimming pools, a 500-metre Lazy River, Splashpad, the Omani Heritage Village, marina and an indoor Adventure Zone for all the family. For total relaxation, CHI, The Spa offers the utmost indulgence.

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Tour Oman Tour Oman is the standalone Destination Management Company of Travel Point LLC in the Sultanate of Oman, specialised in all segments of tourism business such as FIT, Groups, MICE, Film Tourism, and Cruise Handling. We are backed by a team of multi lingual professionals with extensive knowledge of the country locales. We also have a dedicated team for MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions) services offering fresh ideas and renewed concepts. Our services include Hotel bookings worldwide (FIT and GIT), Visa Services, VIP Handling Services, Transfers, City Tours, Big Bus Tours, Historical & Cultural Tours, Dhow Cruises, Dolphin Watching Tours, Desert Safaris, Camel Safaris, Wadi Bashing Tours, Adventure Tours and watersports, Overnight Camping

Tours, Airline tickets / Reservations and MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Seminars and Events). We have a team of about 250 very efficient and skilled personnel, dedicated towards delivering travel related products and services par excellence. Our 40 branches all across Oman are well equipped with state of the art front and back office systems. Our vast variety of tours and excursions to experience Oman invite you to soak in the sights and sounds of the beautiful land from sunrise to sunset. You can make memorable moments with us as your partner in Oman… because no one shows you Oman like we do! Ahlan Was Ahlan, be our guest…

Rewards and Training with the Sultanate of Oman Ministry of Tourism Sign up and complete the online training course at www.omanacademy.com and not only will you gain useful sales tips but you might win a snazzy Google Nexus 7 tablet, Amazon Kindle or £10 Love2shop voucher! We also reward agents £10 shopping vouchers when they register a booking for seven nights or more at www.omanbookingrewards.com

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All Year Round

Year-round fun in the sun

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uscat’s envious climate has hot summers with temperatures during the day reaching 38°C, with night time lows of 29°C, while spring and autumn remains warm-to-hot, with day temperatures between 29-35°C and evening temperatures around 21°C. Winters are also a great time to visit, offering day temperatures of around 24°C, dropping to a pleasant 16°C in the evening. However, temperatures in Salalah do not exceed 27°c year-round and the mountains also remain cooler in comparison year-round. Spa and golf are just a couple of activities that are popular for travellers in both summer and winter, with many of the larger hotels offering a wide range of spa treatments and facilities. In terms of golf, Muscat now offers three 18-hole grass golf courses with more developments to be unveiled in the not too distant future. Oman's climate makes golf a particularly popular activity between September and May. An adventurous streak... For clients looking for unique activities away from the norm, Oman is an adventurer's dream. Those interested

in nature can explore the country's plentiful mountains, canyons, caves, deserts, island, lagoons and wildlife reserves, while those seeking an adrenaline fix can take part in activities ranging from scuba diving, hiking and trekking to kite surfing, surfing and off-roading. Alternatively, older clients as well as families might be interested to hear that Oman offers a whole host of cultural sights and places of interest - from museums and forts to traditional villages and archaeological and religious sites. Other destinations worth a mention are Empty Quarter and Wahiba Sands. A stay in the desert lends itself well to those seeking a Bedouin lifestyle in a tented camp. More and more operators are capitalising on increased demand and have added a range of tour options and excursions to discover the country's natural beauty outside of Muscat. Customised and bespoke itineraries are also gaining rapid interest and options to visit native Bedouin families and picturesque Wadis are among the most popular, along with nature watching including birds, turtles, dolphins and whales.

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Muscat and Salalah man's capital was historically three smaller towns which have grown together over the years to form modern day Muscat. The three original cities encompassed Muscat, often referred to as the 'walled city'; Mutrah, originally a fishing village; and Ruwi, which was generally considered as the commercial and diplomatic centre of the city. Muscat is surrounded by a wall on its southern and western sides. The wall, with its round towers, was built in 1625, while the mountains and the Gulf of Oman form Muscat's natural walls to the north and east. Being the most popular destination

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for UK visitors to Oman speaks volumes and there's little that people can't choose to do in this magnificent city. The old city offers a mix of modern and traditional buildings including the Royal Opera House and Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque. A quick way to visit the city is on a Big Bus Tour. Outside of the central business district (CBD), which houses a plethora of restaurants, shopping, nightlife and entertainment, there are plenty of places to discover along the main highway that heads north east. The Sultan Qaboos Highway takes visitors past many areas including Seeb, Sohar and eventually to Khasab, the capital of Musandam, and each offers its own unique sights and an insight into the real Oman.

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the features of Salalah’s people, and the city’s nature and culture. Additionally, the city's favourable climate also makes it an excellent choice for year-round holidays. Aside from the historical sights and attractions the city offers, Salalah also guarantees a wide choice of activities and tours to recommend to clients. From whale, dolphin, flamingo and birdwatching to frankincense trails and visiting natural parks like Wadi Darbat, which offers majestic views of waterfalls, lakes, mountains and caves, plus the stunning valley of Wadi Darbat, there's certainly no shortage of things to do and places to visit.

or travellers who are looking to step 'off-thebeaten-track' and explore some of the lesser known regions of Oman, then cities such as Salalah are worthy of their attention. Located in the south of Oman, Salalah is often considered to be the 'second city' of the Sultanate, and is historically famous for its frankincense trade and annual Khareef Festival, which celebrates the monsoon. The most popular places of interest include Sultan Qaboos Palace, Al-Husn Souk and the Haffa Souk, and it's the city's historical and cultural background that plays a pivotal role in delineating

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Screening Times Screening 1 - An Introduction to Oman ● ●

Welcome To My Country Travel Channel Guide To Oman

Screening 2 - Adventure Oman ● ●

6.30 - 7.00pm

7.00 - 7.30pm

Wild Oman Dive Oman

Screening 3 - Luxury Oman

8.00 - 8.30pm

Inside Luxury ● Heaven On Earth ●

Screening 4 - An Introduction to Oman

8.30 - 9.30pm

Welcome To My Country ● Magical Dhofar ●

Omani Menu A selection from the following dishes - subject to venue! Lemon and herb cous cous salad Tomato and olive salad Pitta breads with dips: roast red pepper dip, aubergine and garlic hummus Fish cooked in sesame sauce Sautéed prawn with tomato and eggplant sauce Seared and glazed chicken skewer with grilled red pepper, served with green tahini sauce Spiced lamb and apricot tagine Spicy cauliflower and green bean pakhora with labneh and coriander Courgette, feta and herb fritters with lime yoghurt Roasted jersey royal potatoes with saffron, garlic and parsley Boiled rice Dessert- Um Ali Pudding 11


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COMING SOON TO A LUXURY SCREENING ROOM NEAR YOU – LOTS OF PRIZES TO BE WON! Venue and Dates: from 6pm to 9.30pm Monday 28 April 2014 Grand Harbour Hotel West Quay Road Southampton SO15 1AG

Tuesday 29 April 2014 Brooks Hotel 59 - 63 Drury Street Dublin 2

Wednesday 30 April 2014 Mac Birmingham Arts Centre, Cannon Hill Park Birmingham B12 9QH

Reserve your place now by email oman@representationplus.co.uk or telephone 020 8877 4524

Oman Short Film Screening and Tourism Souk Passport 2014

Thursday 01 May 2014 St David's Hotel & Spa, Hannah Street Cardiff CF10 5SD


Oman Short Film Screening and Tourism Souk Passport 2014