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Oman Air unveils new in-flight magazine issue

Muscat, May 5, 2013

Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate, has launched the fifth issue of Wings of Oman, its in-flight magazine, focusing on Zanzibar, its history, culture and key touristic attractions.

The May issue highlights the Stone Town, the Old Dispensary (the Stone Town Cultural Centre), Dr David Livingstone’s House, and the House of Wonders.   

It also traces the age-old connection between Oman and Zanzibar, a statement from the airline company said. For centuries, Zanzibar has lured traders, adventurers, raiders and explorers to its shores from around the world. While many came and went, some like the Shirazi Persians and Omani Arabs, stayed to settle and rule. The Arab Fort built in the late 17th century by the Omanis to defend the island bear testimony to their rule.

Under the ‘It’s Oman’ section, the new issue also has an interesting feature story on the fascinating islands in Oman such as Barr Al Hikman, one of the most important and globally recognised bird migration stations in the entire Southeast Asia region, Ad Dimaniyat Island (nature reserve), one of the most beautiful diving locations in the Sea of Oman, Al-Halaniyat Islands, Masirah Island, Telegraph Islands (Jazirat al Maqlab) and Quoin Island (As Salamah Island).

The ‘Business’ article covers the main dos and don’ts regarding email communication with its article ‘Email Etiquette’. It assumes significance since email is the most preferred mode of communication in today’s world and it helps one to know how to manage it best and more importantly how not to misuse or abuse its power, the statement said.

The ‘Health & Beauty’ section discusses ways and tangible means of finding elusive peace in today’s hectic lifestyle. The health article reveals ways of how to have peace within oneself by using simple yet effective techniques like breathing easy, taking a nap and getting away from it all by taking an occasional break.

The issue also covers the major sports happenings in May such as the French Open in its ‘Sports’ section, as well as the major festivals around the world such as Cannes Film Festival under its ‘Festivals’ page.

Wings of Oman also takes its readers on a ‘World Tour’ of major waterfalls such as Wadi Darbat Waterfall in Oman and the Jog Waterfalls in India. Major world events such as the forthcoming Arabian Travel Market in Dubai and the 20th Annual World Travel Awards in Maldives are also covered in the ‘Event Horizon’ page. ‘Book Reviews’ and the ‘Time Out’ section make for light leisure reading, it said.

The informative, easy-to-read, absorb and assimilate in-flight magazine 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).– TradeArabia News Service

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