A personal narrative by a native Zanzibari official who fled the revolution after being imprisoned and came to Oman via Libya. At 94 years of age Saud Al Busaidi has proved himself to be a master storyteller in true Omani fashion. This book is as informative and fascinating as it is heart-warming and inspiring.
Molecules, Mind and Matter:
How the Arabian Gulf Became a Global Petrochemical Hub
This pioneering study provides the first-ever account of the extraordinary entrepreneurs who created a new industrial pillar for the economies of the countries in the Arabian Gulf region. It is an important, untold story of progress and hope and of modern technology transforming waste into valued products.
Rare photographs support an account of Oman as it was in 1965, prior to the days of HM Sultan Qaboos. In the time before unification, when the country was known as Muscat and Oman, these photos portray traditional life as it once was.
This children’s book tells the story of a curious camel called Mustafa and his adventures with Captain Sindbad across the seas from Oman to China. They make stops along the way where Mustafa makes many friends and learns new things about sailing, the ocean, and other countries. Along with Sindbad’s own tales, this makes a charming story for children of all ages. In English and Arabic.
A unique concept of watercolour sketches of Oman on each page, presented in this spiral note book, allows the visitor to make and record their own observations as they travel the country. Often purchased as a welcoming gift for new residents or even as a guest book for visitors.
A unique collection of traditional Omani folk tales. In an age where the oral traditions are being cast aside and forgotten, we hope that these folk tales will encourage today’s youth to remember their past.
Humpy Grumpy Camel first appeared on the scene more than a decade ago with a cameo appearance in Julia Johnson’s A is for Arabia, and now he’s famous! In One Humpy Grumpy Camel he appears with a whole new cast of characters – five silly billy goats, eight baby scorpions and nine busy beetles, 13 wise old men and 14 dancing girls, and many more – all of whom make counting fun for every child.
Reprinted by MPL for the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature in March 2016, this book of illustrated verse is suitable as a reading book for children aged 5-7, and is an ideal picture book for younger children.