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Dolphin Watching & City Tour  Tuesday 7th November 2017 from 8:30 to 15:00

08:30 Tour departs from the Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah lobby area.

Explore Muscat's beautiful coastline and enjoy dolphin watching on a sightseeing boat cruise.

Visit to the Sultan’s Palace, the National Museum and barter at Muttrah Souq.

15:00 Arrive back at the Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah lobby area.

To book your seat on the above tour – click here.  If you have any diet requirements or need special assistance with regards to the tour – please do not hesitate to contact us directly on arabal@sohar-aluminium.com.

 

 


   Mystical Muscat Tour – Wednesday 8th November 2017 from 8:30 to 15:00

Join us on a mystical tour in a land of a myriad contrasts, where the old and the new jostle each other, where man and nature interact as they have done for millennia.

08:30 Tour departs from the Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah lobby area.

Visit the Grand Mosque, tour the Amouage perfume factory before heading to the Royal Opera House Muscat, Oman’s leading arts and culture destination. In the afternoon after lunch a visit to the Natural History Museum.

15:00 Arrive back at the Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah lobby area.

To book your seat on the above tour – click here.  If you have any diet requirements or need special assistance with regards to the tour – please do not hesitate to contact us directly on arabal@sohar-aluminium.com.

 


Green Mountain Tour Thursday 9th November 2017 from 8:30 to 16:00

Be transported into the majestic beauty surrounding Muscat and visit the historic town of Nizwa among Oman’s highest mountains.

08:30 Tour departs from the Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah lobby area.

This tour will take you into the outlying areas of Nizwa, marked by a grand new double-arched gateway, the town forms a natural access point for the historic sites of Bahla and Jabrin. Visit Jabreen Fort, and Hoota Caves. Explore Al Humbra castle before driving through the UNESCO world heritage site town of Bahla.

16:00 Arrive back at the Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah lobby area.

To book your seat on the above tour – click here.  If you have any diet requirements or need special assistance with regards to the tour – please do not hesitate to contact us directly on arabal@sohar-aluminium.com.

 

Traditional Omani Handicraft Workshops

Clay and Ceramic Workshop 

Date and Time: Monday 6th November: 16:00-17:30.

Location: Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa.

For more than 4,000 years, the art of pottery making has been in Oman. Make your own piece of art by learning first hand from Omani potters, to take back home at the end of the conference.
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Palm Weaving Workshop

Date and Time: Tuesday 7th November: 16:00-17:00.

Location: Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa.

Learn the basic skills of palm-weaving handed down through generations, and create traditional Omani handicrafts like baskets, mats, fans, hats…etc.

Arabic Calligraphy Workshop

Date and Time: Wednesday 8th November: 16:00-17:00.

Location: Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa.

Learn and experience the art of writing the Arabic letters and decorating them, by a group of talented Omani calligraphers from the House of SohArt: Saleh al-Shukairi, Ali Darwish, Hussein al-Rawshdi, Anwar al-Farsi.

Yoga

Exclusive yoga sessions offered to ARABAL attendees and spouses.

Join us, each morning, for a mix of yoga, meditation and breathing exercises.

Sessions will be an hour long and run by an experienced trainer. Water, towels and mats will be provided.

Location – Beach area in front of Al Bandar Hotel, daily starting time 06.30..

 

Royal Opera House Muscat

 

Royal Opera House Muscat is the leading arts and culture destination in the Sultanate of Oman. Since opening the doors of its iconic building in 2011, Royal Opera House Muscat has showcased rich and diverse performances of opera, ballet, Arabic music, family shows, and more from Oman, the wider region, and the world. It also stages original productions, in partnership with leading international talent. Some of the world's most distinguished performers have graced its stage, including Placido Domingo, Andrea Bocelli, Renée Fleming, the Marinsky Ballet, Yo-Yo Ma, Wynton Marsalis, and the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

Situated in the heart of the capital city of Muscat, the Royal Opera House fosters regional and international cultural vitality, through its rich program of multi-disciplinary collaboration and exchange.

The Royal Opera House Muscat is delighted to offer a 20% discount to delegates who are attending the Arab International Aluminium Conference.  This special offer is valid on all performances for the 2017/2018 season. To make use of this special offer kindly use the special promotional code ARABAL20 when making your reservation through the link https://www.rohmuscat.org.om/en/plan-book/tickets

Please note discount is not applicable for seats booked in zones C, D, E, & F.

Tours of the Opera House:

For tour bookings and general enquiries please contact the Front of House team directly on:

Telephone: +968 24403333 OR +968 99066987

Activities offered at Shangri La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa

  • Lazy River
  • Fitness Centre
  • Tennis Courts
  • Guided Snorkelling
  • Eco Centre
  • CHI Spa

The Sultanate of Oman boasts more than 1,700 kilometres of coastline, rugged mountains, deep canyons, idyllic oases and the most spectacular underwater scenery in the Middle East.

There is an extensive selection of activities available for ARABAL attendees to enjoy while at the resort, please click the link HERE