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Reintroducing Yemeni coffee to Oman

Reintroducing Yemeni coffee to Oman

Did you know the mocha you order at the coffee shop  has a history that stretches back thousands of years? It’s the name of a port city on the Red Sea coast of Yemen that was once a coffee hub. Mocha was associated with coffee since its founding and a major hub of the commodity from the 15th century until the early 18th century and is the reason why Yemeni coffee has its place in the world.

The Quilting Community

The Quilting Community

Thirty-five years ago, a small group of women in Muscat  started gathering at each others homes and sat through hot afternoons with their quilting threads and needles. They believed then (and still do) that these sessions fostered a strong sense of community for women coming from different cultures and ethnicities. They were glued together with one commonality: Their love for quilting.

Off the beaten path

Off the beaten path

An hour before landing in Bangkok, I had already planned my day: It revolved mostly around the Thai food that I would eat at the places that I frequented some years ago.

On Omani Women’s day, a new generation of trailblazers talks about how it feels to be YOUNG & RESTLESS

On Omani Women’s day, a new generation of trailblazers talks about how it feels to be YOUNG & RESTLESS

We are living in an age where there is restlessness among young women to break more glass ceilings. 

GCC female artists come together to celebrate Omani Women’s Day

GCC female artists come together to celebrate Omani Women’s Day

As the country celebrates Omani Women's Day on Wednesday, a group of eight local and GCC women artists have come together on the occasion to share their powerful and thought-provoking creations.

Breaking Taboos: Omani women as tourist guides

Breaking Taboos: Omani women as tourist guides

The Ministry of Tourism is paying attention to tourist guides as they are partners in implementing plans and strategies to improve the tourism sector.

Dhofar governorate gears up to face tourist rush in winter

Dhofar governorate gears up to face tourist rush in winter

Dhofar governorate is gearing up to receive more European tourist groups during the winter tourism season this year. The Ministry of Tourism is also working on several projects and a promotion plan to make tourism components of Dhofar more attractive.

Victoria Beckham debuts at home to celebrate decade in fashion

Victoria Beckham debuts at home to celebrate decade in fashion

Untested in the fashion world, Victoria Beckham launched her VB label in 2008 in New York, across the Atlantic from her native Britain.