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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.

Ministry of Tourism focuses on geological tourism

Ministry of Tourism focuses on geological tourism

Geological tourism is one of the most important part of the tourism sector of the Sultanate. This is because of the geological nature of the Sultanate due to its geographical location. Mountains, fountains, caves and rock formations create a geological symphony of the Sultanate, which is unique in the world. Oman has geological diversity which makes it a tourist attraction. It is full of terrains, climatic conditions and natural factors which make landscape beautiful and rich, particularly for those who enjoy natural and geological changes.

Dream drive

Dream drive

How can you walk towards a Ferrari and not be just a little bit in love? The unmistakable, gleaming red, the exquisitely-contoured door and the headlights that could almost have you spouting poetry. At the Ferrari dealer’s in Muscat, Al Fardan Motors, to pick up the 488 GTB for a test drive, the only complaint that came instantly to mind was “I wish I was not in the middle of Azaiba on a weekday.”

Growing tourism in Al Wusta

Growing tourism in Al Wusta

The Ministry of Tourism has invested in 13 hotel facilities and three other projects on land, while Al Wusta’s director of tourism has received 24 applications for investment on more than 2.8mn sqm area.

After driving ban ends, Saudi women taste thrill of speed

After driving ban ends, Saudi women taste thrill of speed

Donning a helmet inside a pearl silver sports sedan, Rana Almimoni skids and drifts around a Riyadh park, engine roaring, tyres screeching and clouds of dust billowing from the back.

The young hearts at Mecca

The young hearts at Mecca

A sea of white ihram-clad people grouped together at the departure gates of Muscat International Airport indicates the beginning of the yearly hajj pilgrimage.

Al Dakhiliyah: An escape from summer heat

Al Dakhiliyah: An escape from summer heat

The Governorate of Al Dakhiliyah has a variety of tourism components, which make it an important destination for domestic tourism throughout the year.

Cat snap: Tokyo 'lucky cat' temple draws Instagrammers

Cat snap: Tokyo 'lucky cat' temple draws Instagrammers

Tokyo's Gotokuji temple has long attracted spiritual visitors with its thousands of figurines of beckoning white cats, thought to bring good luck. But of late it has brought in another breed: Instagrammers.