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If you want to keep up with the latest news, happenings and events taking place at your destination of choice, this is a space entirely dedicated to bringing our holidaymakers with the freshest information on hotel renovations, special attractions, seasonal events and special offers, activities and incentives at some of our resorts, as well as airline news and travel updates.

In this section we keep you posted about the latest goings on this destination travel and tourism industry, from hotel and airline news to cultural events that may be of interest to you, the travelling visitor.

New Novotel Muscat Azaiba in Oman

AccorHotels has signed a management agreement with Al Anwar Holdings SAOG this week for a brand new hotel in Muscat in Oman. An agreement was signed for the Novotel Muscat Azaiba between by the Chairman of Al Anwar Holdings SAOG and chief executive officer of AccorHotels. The hotel will have 200 guest rooms, and will be located close to the international airport and the upcoming Mall of Oman.

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Movenpick Hotel Muscat Airport third hotel from Movenpick in Oman

Movenpick Hotels & Resorts recently signed a deal that will bring its third property to Oman. The property, Movenpick Hotel Muscat Airport, will be part of a large development that includes both retail and commercial uses. The property, which will be located near Muscat International Airport, is expected to open in 2021.

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Alila Jabal Akhdar in Oman receives Fifth Star classification from Ministry of Tourism

The Alila Jabal Akhdar hotel in Oman has been awarded its fifth star by the Ministry of Tourism. It's one of the first boutique hotels in Oman to be recognised by the Ministry in its new boutique hotel certification, and it is the only eco-luxury hotel to be located on the Al Hajar mountain range. The property has 86 guest rooms, including six loft suites, and two Jabal villas.

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Qatar Airways launches four new weekly flights to coastal city of Sohar in Oman

Qatar Airways has announced it will add four new weekly flights to the Sohar in Oman. The award-winning airline launched the flights from Doha in Qatar, taking its total number of weekly services between the two countries up from 52 to 56. Sohar is an up and coming coastal city in Oman that is home to excellent scuba diving and snorkelling sites and stunning beaches.

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Al Bustan Palace Hotel in Oman to close temporarily for extensive refurbishments

The Al Bustan Palace Hotel is set to undergo an extensive refurbishment programme, which is scheduled to be completed at the beginning of 2018. The luxury hotel in Muscat, Oman will have its 200 guest rooms and 50 suites renovated, and its main lobby area, all-day restaurant, meeting and event space and grand ballroom will also be transformed and upgraded.

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Garden Inn Muscat - Al Khuwair the Hilton debut in Muscat

Hilton Worldwide has announced that it has signed a management agreement with the Muscat National Development and Investment Company to open the first Hilton-branded hotel in Muscat, Oman. Hilton Garden Inn Muscat - Al Khuwair will be located just 20 minutes from the main airport, and it will have 232 guest rooms and suites, as well as a fitness centre, restaurants, bar and business amenities.

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Wanderlust releases its list of ten must-see sites in Oman

Wanderlust recently compiled a list of the best attractions in Oman, including its ancient historic sites and its natural beauty. Muscat, the capital city, offers a wide range of museums and galleries as well as beautiful architecture. Elsewhere in the country, visitors can explore forts, Bronze Age tombs, and the role of frankincense in Oman’s history.

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Oman Air adds new Boeing B737-800 aircraft to expanding fleet

Oman Air has added a brand new Boeing B737-800 aircraft to its expanding fleet. The new aircraft will be used on both short and medium haul routes, and will have business and economy class options and a total of 162 seats. The new aircraft launched last month during a flight between Seattle and the U.S and Muscat, the capital of Oman, and it is the latest addition to the fleet which includes a new Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

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Alila Jabal Akhdar hotel launches Rose Experience to celebrate rose harvest in Oman

The Alila Jabal Akhdar hotel in Oman is offering nature-lovers a unique Rose Experience this spring to celebrate the rose harvest. As 7,000 Damask roses come into bloom over the landscapes of the Jabal Akhdar mountain range, guests will be invited to take part in rose-inspired experiences, including guided tours of the rose terraces, soothing rose petal baths, and a Spa Alila rose treatment.

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Oman Hotels and Tourism Co. to build ten new hotels in Oman in next five years

The Oman Hotels and Tourism Co. has announced it will build ten new three and four-star hotels in various locations across the Sultanate of Oman within the next five years. The company currently runs the Ruwi Hotel in Muscat, Al Wadi Hotel in Sohar, Sur Plaza Hotel in Sur and the Desert Nights Camp in the Sharqiyah Sands Oman. The measures are being taken to improve profitability over the next few years.

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