Oman tourism - Gearing up for the future: Event by OFA MUSCAT: In an endeavor to support the booming tourism sector of the Sultanate, OFA hosted a premium event titled “Oman tourism - Gearing up for the future”. The event was held on Sunday, 11 November 2018 at the Kempinski Hotel under the auspices of Maitha Saif Al Marhouqi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Tourism.
‘Internet of Things’ meet held A seminar titled ‘The Internet of Things’ was hosted by the Omani French Association (OFA), established in collaboration with the French Embassy in Muscat. The Internet of Things is an emerging topic of technical, social, and economic significance. Consumer products, durable goods, cars and trucks, industrial and utility components, sensors, and other everyday objects are being combined with Internet connectivity and powerful data analytic capabilities that are transforming the way we work, live, and play. Key speakers Vanessa Humphrey, Chief Strategy Officer from Internet of Things – mOmkin, Fadi Nasser, Senior Advisor to CEO, General Manager [...]
Sultanate's logistics sector to grow by 7% Muscat - Oman’s logistics sector is on an upward growth mode and is poised to grow by 7 per cent given the present momentum of growth is maintained, according to the experts who attended the workshop on ‘Logistics in Oman — A Collaborative Approach’ organised by the Omani French Friendship Association (OFA), in collaboration with French Embassy in Muscat. The global shipping industry is going through a lot of collaborations in the present economic scenario and if the sector can weather the storm posed by the oil price crunch, logistics sector will be the [...]
Gastronomic Goodness. The French have always been commended for their avant-garde culinary style, inspiring many other cuisines to push their own boundaries. Foodies got a chance to immerse themselves in the worldwide celebration, which was hosted by the InterContinental and Crowne Plaza hotels in Muscat last week. French cuisine was declared ‘Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity’ by Unesco in 2010. Inspired by the “Epicurian dinners” held by the legendary cook Auguste Escoffier across the world in 1912, the idea was revived by superchef Alain Ducasse. Participating chefs are encouraged to blend their own culinary culture with that of France, and [...]
Muscat - Over 2,000 restaurants in 150 countries will participate in the Goût de France/Good France event to celebrate French gastronomy on March 21. For the third consecutive year, Muscat is participating in the event by offering three French dinners in three different places, stated a press release. The Ambassador of France will host a dinner at his residence inviting personalities from the political, business and social world. The InterContinental Muscat and Crowne Plaza Muscat will honour the merits of French cuisine offering a gourmet menu prepared by their chefs. The Goût de France, orchestrated by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs [...]
Muscat: With 2000 chefs and a set of elaborate menus, on March 21, over 2000 restaurants in 150 countries will participate in the Goût de/Good France event to celebrate French gastronomy. For the third consecutive year, Muscat is also participating in the event by offering three French dinners in three different places. The Ambassador of France will host a dinner at his residence inviting personalities from the political, business and social world. The Intercontinental Hotel Muscat and Crowne Plaza Muscat will honor the merits of French cuisine offering a gourmet menu prepared by their chefs. The event, coordinated by the French [...]
Alexander Kristoff (Katusha-Alpecin) survived the high pace and multiple climbs of the fourth stage of the Tour of Oman to take the sprint victory. He finished just ahead of Sonny Colbrelli (Bahrain-Merida) and Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing). The stage was marked by various breaks, and a group of the top favourites which formed near the end looked to make the win out amongst themselves. But parts of the splintered peloton were able to catch them on the tricky finale, leaving the way open for the sprinters. Ben Hermans (BMC Racing) easily defended his overall lead by finishing in the first [...]
(CNN)It's a race that proved a stepping stone for some riders to go on and win cycling's Grand Tours, so no wonder Ben Hermans reveled in "the most beautiful" win of his career after the Belgian secured overall victory in the Tour of Oman on Sunday. Having already won two stages of the race, Hermans finished comfortably in the peloton on the sixth and final stage, which took the riders 152km from the picturesque The Wave Muscat to Corniche Mutrah. Alexander Kristoff, meanwhile, claimed the stage win in style, holding off Romanian Eduard Grosu and Italy's Sacha Modolo to earn his [...]