Category Archives: Fun Things To Do

MC MO @ O’Malley’s at the Radisson Tonight!

McMo at OMalleysI went to O’Malley’s at the Radisson last week with a few buddies for the first time. It was a lot of fun and Mc Mo really rocked the house!in action  There is no cover charge and O’Malley’s has a lot of great pub food like Shepherd’s Pie, Irish Stew, fries (chips for you Brits!) and a whole lot more.rocking the house  If you’ve never been to O’Malley’s at the Radisson, it’s really worth a visit. Great spot! And there’s no better timet to go than on a Thursday night as you get R&B night thrown in for free!

R&B Night with McMo Every Thursday at Radisson Blu

McMo at Radisson BluEvery Thursday from 9pm t0 3am. Just got off the phone with one of the organizers. Doors open at 6pm and they start playing sometime between 8:30 and 9pm.  This will be Mc Mo’s 2nd Thursday playing in O’Malley’s Irish Bar at the Radisson. Should be a lot of fun!

Extreme Sailing Series – Muscat, Oman – March 18-21

ImageMy apologies for not posting this before.  Extreme Sailing is taking place right now at Al Mouj Golf Course at the Wave in Muscat, Oman! I was out there this morning and it’s truly a gorgeous day to be outside watching the boats and enjoying all the fun activities taking place like camel riding, football competitions and more…in addition to watching expert sailors from around the globe compete for top prize!  You might want to consider going out there tomorrow with the family.  The Extreme Sailing series started Wednesday but there are still 2 days left.  Here is the schedule for the last 2 days of the sailing series, today and tomorrow:                                                                                    Image             I put this up to focus on “on the water entertainment“.  Please ignore the Extreme Club column as this was originally intended for invited members of the media.  I was invited to be on one of the sailing boats during one of the actual races but I did it last year so I declined the offer to allow others the opportunity to enjoy such a wonderful, once-in-a-lifetime event.  Here’s the post where I included video I took during the actual race last year!ImageIf you haven’t been to Al Mouj Golf Course, there’s no better opportunity than during the exciting extreme sailing series!  It’s on November 18th street on the right hand side of the highway a kilometre or 2 just before the main Wave entrance.  Just keep your eyes out for the excellent signage in place.ImageMy buddy, Geoff, scouting out a good spot for the Red Bull team photoshoot.  My main purpose for being out at Al Mouj this morning was helping Geoff with the equipment and lighting.  The last time I was out there was when they was only a 9-hole course.  They are now a full 18-hole course and it is gorgeous!ImageFrom the media invitation, “With vessels reaching top speeds in narrow stadium courses the Extreme Sailing Series has become a benchmark in the sailing world. Oman features a great sea-faring tradition and has once again been chosen to host the sailing elite including Austrian double Olympic champions Roman Hagara and Hans-Peter Steinacher who are part of the Red Bull Extreme Sailing team.  We are very pleased to welcome all Media for the Extreme Sailing Series, Oman 2014 (19-22 March). We look forward to seeing you as they battle it out in the regatta.”  Here’s a great video including yesterday’s highlights: Image                                 RACING SCHEDULE 2014

Act 1: ASIA (Singapore) February 20-23
Act 2: OMAN (Muscat) March 19-22 
Act 3: CHINA (Qingdao) May 1-4
Act 4: RUSSIA (Saint Petersburg) June 26-29
Act 5: UK (Cardiff) August 22-25
Act 6: TURKEY (Istanbul) September 11-14
Act 7: TBC (Mediterranean) October 2-5
Act 8: AUSTRALIA (Sydney) December 11-14

If I did it right, this should give you live coverage of the race going on right now:ImageI love seeing these smaller sailboats out on the water.ImageImageImage Where the “grass canopy” meets the rocks.  Interesting…ImageCamel riding – Fun for the whole family!ImageImageImageSo what are you waiting for? Head on down to Al Mouj now while the action is on! A big thanks once again to Stacey Ross, Red Bull Communications Specialist, who always does her best to bring fine entertainment to the residents of Oman!

BMX Red Bull Athletes, Kenny Belaey and Viki Gomez in the Sultanate

The Red Bull Bike Tour is visiting 4 regions of Oman this week.  Two world champion riders, Kenny Belaey and Viki Gomez are doing 24 shows held in 4 stops including Muscat, Sohar, Nizwa and Salalah.ImageImageHere’s a clip of Kenny on his trail bike to see what he does exactly: ImageImageHere’s Viki Gomez on his bike: Some shows in the capital to check these guys out and their mad skills:

  • Thursday (tonight), March 13th, 7pm – Markaz al Bahaja Mall, Seeb
  • Friday, March 14th, 7pm – Muscat Grand Mall
  • Friday, March 14th, 7:30pm – Lulu’s at Bouscher

Thanks to Stacey Ross from Red Bull for the info! :-)

Muscat Festival – 4 More Days!!!

ImageSomeone on twitter just tweeted, ” “Muscat Festival is finally here!” – said no one ever. ”  I know that’s meant to be a humorous little tweet but I really disagree. I’ve certainly said that line before! Muscat Festival is a LOT of fun, especially for those of us with family!  It starts on January 23rd this year (this coming Wednesday) and lasts for one month, closing on February 22nd.  Yes, there can be a problem with traffic (especially at Naseem Park!) but it was extremely well organized in Amerat Park when we went there.IMG_4065It’s a great opportunity to get some great entertainment, learn more about Omani culture and cultures from many other nations, watch some fireworks and have a lot of fun, enjoying some good food.2000DSC_4044Anyone else excited that Muscat Festival is coming soon or am I the only one in the Sultanate? ;-)  I would argue that Muscat Festival is one of the best times to visit Oman!Photo By sulaiman khusaibi       (22)Learn more about Muscat Festival here from the official website! (All pics in this post are from the official website)