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Christmas & New Year at top hotels in Oman

by T.A. Ameerudheen
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The festive spirit is already in the air as hotels and restaurants make elaborate arrangements to provide their guests some mesmerising moments with entertainment and fabulous feasts

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Dressing up for festive season: Christmas celebrations in Oman hotels
Fresh poinsettias, coniferous trees bedecked with red and golden baubles and gingerbread houses have embellished the lobbies of major hotels in Muscat, heralding Christmas and spreading festive cheer

In the Eye of Beauty - ceramic charm in Oman
Dual, a stunning exhibition by Irish potter Michael Rice and his wife Zahra Jewanjee is on at Bait Muzna till January 15 next year

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