Arrival: You will land at Muscat International Airport, and the conference hotel is located 10 minutes drive away.
A free shuttle bus will travel to the MYSK HOTEL in AL MOUJ, MUSCAT from the International Arrivals Terminal, every hour, on the hour, from 0900hrs to 2100hrs on MONDAY 14 JANUARY 2019. The shuttle bus will wait outside arrivals and will have OBO’s logo clearly visible in front side and rear windows. The bus will wait for 10 minutes only so make sure you are on time.
Should your flight arrive outside of these hours, or if you prefer not to wait, it is easy to get a local taxi to the hotel. Download the Arrival in Oman document from the Useful Downloads for a letter for the airport taxi in Arabic and English to take you to the hotel.
Accommodation: If you enrol before 1 September 2018, your stay at the MYSK HOTEL in Al Mouj, Muscat ( http://myskhotels.com/hotels/almoujmuscat/ ), is guaranteed for the night of Monday 14 January 2019, prior to the conference.
Accommodation is on a twin room bed and breakfast basis (an extra charge for single occupancy will apply). For the duration of the conference at the Desert Centre, accommodation will be in a basic desert camp, again, on a sharing basis.
Winter in Oman is very short, and January is the prime time for tourism. Hotel prices are at their peak during these months.
If you have not booked by September 1st, we cannot guarantee that you will be able to stay in the conference hotel, and the cost of your attendance at the conference may be more than 500 USD due to the additional accommodation costs.
No accommodation is provided for the night of Thursday 17 January 2019.
Food: Once we have left the hotel. most of the conference meals will take place at a remote camp in the desert. The food there is always good, but limited. Those with special diets may wish to bring a supply of their own food to supplement meals. The meals included, and a sample menu are provided in the Arrival in Oman document on the Useful Downloads.