Published on : Monday, December 16, 2013
Headlining this edition is the ‘It’s Oman’ section, which profiles the official opening ceremony that took place for the ‘Oman and the Sea’ exhibition currently on the go at the National Maritime Museum in Paris, France. The ceremony was a spectacular affair, and took place at the Trocadero fountains, directly in front of the famous Eiffel Tower. It was honored by the joint patronage of the Sultan of Oman, His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said, and the French President Francois Hollande. The exhibition documents the Sultanate of Oman’s extremely rich, 5 000-year-old maritime history.
The issue highlights the book that was published to accompany the exhibition by highlighting the message of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos and French President Francois Hollande.
The ‘International Destination’ feature profiles Jordan and its energetic capital city, Amman. While there is a lot more to Jordan than the well-known tourist sites like the ancient city of Petra, the Dead Sea, the desert landscapes of Wadi Rum, and the Roman ruins of Jerash, these tourism hot spots will never lose their allure. They are always worth talking about! Oman Air flies seven times a week between Muscat and Amman.
There is a saying that goes, ‘Life is in the breath. He who half breathes, half lives!’ The ‘Health & Beauty’ feature in Wings of Oman looks at the remarkable benefits of breathing well – and getting more oxygen into our system.
Every business owner and entrepreneur knows that not much happens until something gets sold. Well, the Wings of Oman ‘Business’ section investigates ways to sell your products or services – simply by finding out what people’s problems are, and solving them.
The ‘Fashions & Trends’ feature profiles a semi-formal range of cashmere items designed for women; and then an innovative, modern-looking collection of knitwear garments for men. In the ‘World Tour’ section, Wings of Oman highlights four bridges from around the world that are definitely worth travelling to – and crossing.
As usual, the magazine documents the major festivals, events, and sports currently taking place around the world. It also features easy-reading ‘Book Reviews’ and ‘Time Out’ sections – as well as a ‘World View’ feature, which showcases some remarkable photos from around the globe. The ‘Take 4’ page looks at Oman’s ancient Falaj irrigation channels (some of which are UNESCO World Heritage sites).
Wings of Oman is produced and presented every month in both Arabic and English by the Corporate Communications and Media Department of Oman Air, in association with National Publishing and Advertising (NPA), who are one of Oman’s foremost publishing houses. Every month 21 000 copies of Wings of Oman are circulated.
The magazine’s readership includes an eclectic mix of on-board business and leisure travellers. Wings of Oman also gets distributed on the ground to all the Oman Air offices at the international destinations it flies to – as well as offline agents across the Middle East, Africa and Europe; government officials and embassies throughout Oman; the Oman Tourism offices; leading local and international hotels; and important travel shows around the world.
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