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Once Upon a Time in.... Oman..


 

The Sultanate of Oman is not far from being seen on the big screen in India. The Ministry of Tourism, Oman has collaborated with Balaji Telefilms to shoot a part of Balaji Motion Pictures' keenly anticipated Once Upon a Time in Mumbai... Again in Oman. Directed by Milan Luthria, the film stars some of the biggest industry names like Akshay Kumar, Imran Khan, Sonakshi Sinha and Sonali Bendre. It is expected to release between June and August 2013.

The Tourism boards India representative, Blue Square Consultants, have been in talks with the production house to seal the deal since early this year. This comes at a point in time when the tourism season is at its peak and the Tourism Board has full plans to make the most of this. Speaking about the same, Ms. Lubaina Sheerazi, India Representative for the Ministry of Tourism, Oman, says, "This is a concerted effort to create an aspiration for travel to Oman. By creating in - roads into Bollywood, we hope to maximize visibility for the destination and promote it as a preferred choice amongst travelers for vacations."

The Ministry of Tourism, Oman Air, Tour Oman and The Shangri La's Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa in Muscat are the key partners in this collaboration. Shangri La is accommodating the film unit and is also one of the key locations for the film shoot. "We are privileged to showcase the beauty and the facilities of the resort in a film that will surely win the hearts of Bollywood followers. We hope that the film will inspire the audience to travel to Oman and discover this mystical destination," said Mark Kirk, general manager of Shangri-La.  

A part of the film will be shot at the Qantab Beach, Qurum Corniche, Grand Mosque Road and Bander Khyran, in addition to the Shangri La.

A big banner Bollywood film, a first-of-its-kind in Oman is set to bring the destination to limelight. "Many destinations in the past have made it big by taking the Bollywood route. For newer destinations, it's the quickest and the most impactful means of attracting eyeballs. Oman is a beautiful country and through this engagement we only hope to augment awareness about Oman and its scenic beauty to create a mass appeal for the destination," added Ms. Lubaina Sheerazi.

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Six Senses Zighy Bay is First Omani Port on Sailing Arabia the Tour 2013
Six Senses Zighy Bay is First Omani Port on Sailing Arabia the Tour 2013

Six Senses Zighy Bay announces its third collaboration with Oman Sail’s Sailing Arabia – the Tour (SATT) 2013. Starting from Manama, Bahrain and ending in Muscat, Oman, the route will traverse th (03/12/2012)
Once Upon a Time in.... Oman..
Once Upon a Time in.... Oman..

Oman gets its first ever tent-pole Bollywood film to be shot in the country (23/09/2012)
SHANGRI-LA Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa , Sultanate of Oman  Unveils Two  New Restaurants
SHANGRI-LA Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa , Sultanate of Oman Unveils Two New Restaurants

Shangri-Las Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa, Sultanate of Oman announces the opening of two new concept restaurants, Fairouz and Asia (18/09/2012)
Air Arabia teams up with Oman Ministry of Tourism to introduce special Salalah Eid packages to compl
Air Arabia teams up with Oman Ministry of Tourism to introduce special Salalah Eid packages to compl

The Sultanate of Oman’s Ministry of Tourism and Air Arabia, the first and largest low-cost carrier (LCC) to operate in the MENA region, have teamed up to offer special Eid 2012 packages to Oman’s (03/08/2012)
Oman’s Ministry of Tourism launches ‘Cool Destinations’ summer campaign on Hotels.com
Oman’s Ministry of Tourism launches ‘Cool Destinations’ summer campaign on Hotels.com

Her Excellency Maitha Al Mahrouqi, Undersecretary of the Oman Ministry of Tourism said, “The Cool Destinations campaign signals a shift towards greater on-line promotions. (07/07/2012)
Shangri-Las Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa, Sultanate Of Oman Offers 'The Suite Life'
Shangri-Las Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa, Sultanate Of Oman Offers "The Suite Life"

Escape the hectic urban lifestyle and treat yourself to \"The Suite Life\" at Shangri-La\'s Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa, Sultanate of Oman, the only resort in Oman voted on to the Condé Nast Gold L (05/07/2012)
Oman and its capital city Muscat acknowledged by both Lonely Planet and National Geographic
Oman and its capital city Muscat acknowledged by both Lonely Planet and National Geographic

Global recognition highlighting the beauty and “must-see” aspects of Sultanate of Oman is good news for the Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre which is scheduled for completion in 2016. (23/05/2012)
Mark Kirk, returned to the Gulf as G.M for Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa in Muscat
Mark Kirk, returned to the Gulf as G.M for Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa in Muscat

Two weeks before ATM Dubai, I received a press release from Ms. Annique, the account manager in Gulf Reps, announcing the appointing of Mr. Mark Kirk as the new General Manager for Shangri–La's Barr (22/05/2012)
Six Senses Zighy Bay Sweeps All 3 Shortlisted Categories at the Middle East Hotel Awards
Six Senses Zighy Bay Sweeps All 3 Shortlisted Categories at the Middle East Hotel Awards

On Tuesday, 15th May, 2012 in Dubai, Six Senses Zighy Bay received three new accolades from the Middle East Hotel Awards and renewed a fourth from the Middle East Spa Awards. (17/05/2012)
Oman’s festivals, tourist attractions to shine at Riyadh Travel Fair 2012
Oman’s festivals, tourist attractions to shine at Riyadh Travel Fair 2012

Oman records 17 per cent increase in Saudi passenger arrivals in 2011 (14/05/2012)
Oman a ‘must-see’ destination in 2012, with strategic initiatives to be showcased at Arabian Tra
Oman a ‘must-see’ destination in 2012, with strategic initiatives to be showcased at Arabian Tra

World Travel Awards announced ahead of ATM include a record 14 nominations from Oman (27/04/2012)
Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa Sultanate of Oman Appoints Mark Kiry as General Manager
Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa Sultanate of Oman Appoints Mark Kiry as General Manager

Mark Kirk has recently been appointed as the general manager of Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa, Sultanate of Oman (21/04/2012)
Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa, Sultante of Oman Partners with Gulf Reps
Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa, Sultante of Oman Partners with Gulf Reps

Mark Kirk, the general manager of Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa, Sultanate of Oman, and Leo Fewtrell and Nazar Musa, managing partners of Gulf Reps, recently announced a partnership betwe (14/04/2012)
Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort And Spa, Sultanate of Oman
Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort And Spa, Sultanate of Oman

Offers the perfect venue for stylish wedding celebrations and honeymoon getaways. (04/04/2012)
Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort And Spa, Sultanate of Oman offers the perfect venue for stylish w
Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort And Spa, Sultanate of Oman offers the perfect venue for stylish w

Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort And Spa, Sultanate of Oman Particpates in the Bride Show Dubai (04/04/2012)
Oman’s world-class MICE offerings expected to generate major interest at GIBTM 2012 exhibition
Oman’s world-class MICE offerings expected to generate major interest at GIBTM 2012 exhibition

USD 1.8 bn Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre nearing completion (27/03/2012)
2011 international arrivals to Muscat, Oman at record high
2011 international arrivals to Muscat, Oman at record high

2011 international arrivals to Muscat, Oman at record high (21/03/2012)
OMAN CONVENTION & EXHIBITION CENTRE TO DEBUT AT GIBTM 2012
OMAN CONVENTION & EXHIBITION CENTRE TO DEBUT AT GIBTM 2012

The Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre will make its debut at GIBTM, the Gulf’s premier meetings industry tradeshow this month. (18/03/2012)
Oman’s Ministry of Tourism backs official entry to sailing regatta
Oman’s Ministry of Tourism backs official entry to sailing regatta

Oman Sail’s 2nd Sailing Arabia - The Tour to complement Muscat’s status as 2012 Arab Capital for Tourism (18/02/2012)
Six Senses Zighy Bay / Sultanate of Oman
Six Senses Zighy Bay / Sultanate of Oman

Zighy Bay is located on a headland on the northern Musandam Peninsula in the Sultanate of Oman (05/01/2012)

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Once Upon a Time in.... Oman

  Issue 72

Mark Kirk, returned to the Gulf as General Manager for Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa in Muscat.

  Issue 70

Muscat Arab Tourism Capital 2012 Brand Competition

  Issue 67

Sultanate of Oman

  Issue 45

Oman
Natural Splendours And Magnificent Markets
  Issue 38

Oman
Full of castles and smiling people
  Issue 29

Oman’s Heritage
Forts and Castles From Rubble to Restoration
  Issue 23

Salalah
Oman’s Historic Incense Capital
  Issue 22

Oman Mosques
Symbol of faith
  Issue 18

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Salala - A unique cigy, A unique atmosphere
  Issue 5

Nizwa
Tourism in the Omani heritage
  Issue 3




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