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Hip Hop & UK Garage legends to perform at Barr Al Jissah

Six globally acclaimed acts will come together for one unforgettable night at Barr Al Jissah’s Al Mazaar open air amphitheatre on March 10. The show will see performers from the London, NYC and Muscat converge for one night only at Al Mazaar. Headlining the evening’s line-up will be the ‘Undisputed Voice of the Club’ Fatman Scoop, whose booming baritone voice and catchy hooks never go unnoticed. UK Garage fans will get to see Artful Dodger with their amazing string of chart topping hits that include ‘Re-rewind’ with Craig David. DJ Luck & MC Neat, notoriously known for their hit ‘With a little bit of luck’ and their Garage rendition of Stevie Wonder’s ‘Masterblaster’ are also featured on the line up. House music fans will not be left behind as resident from London’s Rinse FM, Sam Supplier, will feature, alongside DJ Bluey. Rounding out the lineup is Oman’s own DJ AA.

Meethaq launches exclusive Visa Signature credit card

Meethaq, in line with its commitment to redefining exclusive and relationship based Islamic banking experience, has launched an exclusive Visa Signature credit card for Hafawa Priority Banking customers. Offering a world of privileges and conveniences designed around the values and discerning needs of Hafawa customers, the Visa Signature card serves as the Priority identification card for Hafawa customers along with Signature debit cards. The exclusive benefits of the free-for-life card include 24-hour global concierge service, unlimited access to premium airport lounges, travel insurance and purchase protection to name a few. With worldwide acceptance, the Hafawa Visa Signature credit card facilitates exclusive access to over 500 airport lounges around the world through Lounge Key, which allows customers to just display their card and walk in.


Sheraton Oman launches exclusive gym & spa packages 

Fitness enthusiasts have a new reason to frequent The Sheraton Oman Hotel. The newly opened Sheraton Fitness & Spa is offering exclusive spa and fitness packages. The health club includes a range of the latest techno-gym equipment, a one of a kind kinesis studio for exercise and group classes, an indoor and outdoor pool, four spa treatment rooms, jacuzzi, steam and sauna and an expert team of personal trainers to help set and achieve goals. Female guests can enjoy the luxury of privacy in a dedicated gym facility and avail exclusive access to the indoor pool, Mondays through Wednesdays. On offer are a variety of classes, including Pilates, Hardcore – a 30-minute work-out targeting core muscles, Kinesis – a circuit training for the whole body, and karate as well as swimming lessons.

Mall Warriors Challenge at Oman Avenues Mall

After kicking off the first set of fitness challenges and events in late February, Oman Avenues Mall is all set to continue with its action packed Mall Warriors Challenge (#WarriorsChallenge) calendar. The key message of the Challenge is to promote benefits of living a healthy and active lifestyle. With the support of Oman Ministry of Health BDI division, Oman Heart Association and Oman Cancer Association, visitors to the mall as well as participants in the Mall Warriors Challenge can make the most of the free health checks by Burjeel hospital who are on site, and free health and wellness workshops that various organisations will be making available. Visitors to the Mall can also look forward to an exciting line-up of events and activities. There will be group fitness classes and demos, Yoga sessions, Zumba dance workshops; indoor cricket, mini golf, fun inflatable sumo wrestling, B-Boy artist performances, football freestyle coaching, a giant balloon flight and a family bowling tournament, among others.

New visiting orthopaedic surgeon at Aster Al Raffah

Dr. George Varghese, an internationally experienced Orthopaedic Surgeon, with over 26 years of diagnostic and surgical experience, and more than 6000 knee replacement surgeries to his credit, has joined Aster Al Raffah Oman as the new Visiting Orthopaedic Surgeon. At a press conference held to introduce Dr. Varghese, the COO of Aster Al Raffah Hospitals and Clinics, Seeniya Biju said, “The appointment of an experienced surgeon such as Dr. George Varghese to the orthopaedic team at Aster Al Raffah Oman, is another initiative to provide the residents of Oman with world class Orthopaedic medical and surgical care.” Dr. Varghese elaborated on the technicalities involved in managing Total Hip and Knee Replacement Procedures, Arthroscopic Procedures and Sports Injuries and Reconstruction Procedures. Dr. Varghese will be available for consultations at the Aster Al Raffah, Ghubra branch.

Oman Air’s new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

Oman Air continues its ambitious expansion plans in 2017 with three new additions to the fleet already this year. The latest aircraft is the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, which joined the fleet on 23rd February; this is in addition to the two new 737-800s, which were added to the fleet in 2017. The wide-body Boeing 787-9 is a stretched version of the advanced long-range twin engine B787-8. The Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft is configured with 30 award-winning flatbed Business Class suites, designed by BE Aerospace and 258 Economy Class seats. All classes feature the state-of-the-art Thales Integrated In-Flight Entertainment System, which allows access to a wide selection of on-demand entertainment delivered through a passenger experience interface developed specifically with Oman Air. This aircraft will be utilised on Oman Air’s European and Far-Eastern sectors. A second new Boeing 787 Dreamliner will be joining Oman Air’s fleet in April 2017.


MyRoti launched in Muscat

Taking food to a delicious new level, MyRoti, which opened recently in the prime Badr Al Qurum area, has introduced the unique concept of indie eating in Oman. Promoted by Ajit Khimji Group, MyRoti brings to the table a menu crafted by a distinctive marriage of authentic Indian flavours with some global favourites, using seasonally and locally procured ingredients. MyRoti is an Indian wrap based concept that delicately blends Indian flavours with subtle influences from around the globe. Made with traditional Indian roti and filled with tandoor grilled vegetarian and non-vegetarian ingredients and an array of signature sauces, it is a symbiosis of perfectly blended ingredients. “MyRoti is a very modern concept and is a manifestation of indie eating,” said Rishi Khimji, Managing Director of Ajit Khimji Group, at the launch ceremony.



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