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The young hearts at Mecca

The sultanate’s hajj demographic is slowly changing with an increase in the number of younger pilgrims
August 13, 2018
The Governorate of Al Dakhiliyah has a variety of tourism components, which make it an important destination for domestic tourism throughout the year.
August 07, 2018
Tokyo’s Gotokuji temple has long attracted visitors with its thousands of figurines of beckoning white cats, thought to bring good luck.
August 07, 2018
Need another reason to hate plastics piling up in the environment?
August 02, 2018
Havana could be compared to the colorful 1950s classic American cars that fill its roads: an object of desire for historians and tourists alike.
August 02, 2018
A pair of roundworms (nematodes) have been brought back to life after they were frozen in Siberian permafrost for nearly 42,000 years.
July 31, 2018
Visitors come to see a twisting network of subterranean caves and tunnels known as "Levon's divine underground."
July 29, 2018
The Wilayat of Al Hamra is a tourist attraction; thanks to its unique weather as the temperature ranges between 0 in winter and 25 °C to 35 °C in summer.
July 24, 2018
The book fair, being held from Saturday July 21 to Thursday July 26, has been a key factor in Somaliland's embrace of literature.
July 24, 2018
The satellite will be taken up to the International Space Station on a supply ship, and then released by astronauts.
July 24, 2018
Over the decades the sultanate has grown by leaps and bounds. Among the biggest developments, one that has taken the jewel of the Gulf around the world is Oman Air.
July 22, 2018
Incredibly talented, occasionally irreverent and always original – Christopher Chong proves again with the Imitation line that being creative is what he does best
July 10, 2018
A pinch of history
July 04, 2018
A five-member geological team has unearthed 35mn year old fossils of a primitive elephant and some mammals such as rodents in Adyam area in Dhofar.
July 04, 2018
Astronomers led by a group at the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy in Heidelberg, Germany have captured a spectacular snapshot of planetary formation around a young dwarf star named PDS 70
July 02, 2018
Online portal Daddy’s Digest addresses the paradigm shift in the new age man’s parenting roles and family dynamics
June 24, 2018
Global warming is expected to make vegetables significantly scarcer around the world, unless new growing practices and resilient crop varieties are adopted, researchers warned.
June 13, 2018
Prominent educator Jane Jaffer honoured with MBE by Queen Elizabeth II
June 10, 2018
With her maiden collection and eyes on the international runway, Jehan Sultan is the latest Omani designer to watch out for
June 05, 2018
Smartphone sales are cooling, with analysts citing a lack of compelling new features and saturation in key markets including China.
June 03, 2018
We asked expatriates in the sultanate to take us on a journey to their native lands through their special dishes for the holy month
May 31, 2018
In an exclusive fashion exhibition to be held at Grand Hyatt, handcrafted fashion takes precedence
May 28, 2018
The door of the blue bus slides open and dozens of children excitedly bound up the steps, eager to get their hands on hard-to-find books in Kabul's first mobile library.
May 28, 2018
On a rooftop in Syria's capital, Mohammad al-Rihawi plunges silk threads into emerald green dye, preparing it to be woven into the city's famed brocade.
May 21, 2018
Beekeeping is a cherished national tradition in Slovenia, with colourful beehives to be found dotted throughout fields, on the edge of forests, in gardens and on city rooftops.
May 20, 2018
The first Omani equestrienne to obtain the UKCC certification talks about how horse riding changed her life, and the true spirit of horsemanship
May 15, 2018
Diet consultant Jishy Seby gives a low-down on Ramadan diet
May 13, 2018
From an African-American detective infiltrating the Ku Klux Klan to Kurdish female fighters battling jihadists, here are the movies that will compete for the top Palme d'Or prize at the Cannes film festival.
May 08, 2018
The Oscar-winning actors both star in Iranian master Asghar Farhadi's Spanish psychological thriller "Everybody Knows", which will kick off the festival and is up for the top Palme d'Or prize.
May 07, 2018
In building community and bringing the world closer together, Facebook is where people share their Ramadan experiences around common passions and goals.
May 06, 2018