Salalah resort all set to welcome Khareef

Wadi Darbat Salalah is a must visit destination during the Khareef season.
Updated 18 June 2018
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Salalah resort all set to welcome Khareef

With this year’s monsoon season well underway, the Crowne Plaza Resort Salalah, owned by Oman Tourism Development Company (OMRAN) and managed by InterContinental Hotels Group, is all set to welcome the annual Khareef season.
This year, the resort was named “Oman’s Leading Resort 2018” by the World Travel Awards.
Manuel Levonian, general manager of the resort, said: “We are optimistic that this Khareef season will be different compared to last year when Cyclone Mekunu hit the Dhofar region. Many people from across the globe are more curious and eager to find out about Salalah. Hence, we anticipate a high demand of accommodations from tourists and our tailor-made packages will address the immediate needs of our guests.”
“As Cyclone Mekunu struck Salalah in the last week of May that brought heavy rains and strong winds, we are blessed that there were no major damages in our resort. This allows us to recover fast from the aftermath and accommodate early inquiries and bookings of our Khareef packages. Due to heavy rainfall, most of the terrains and mountains have started to turn to lush green earlier than expected and the natural beauty has been enhanced by overflowing springs and waterfalls.” he added.
Monsoon is a great time to visit Salalah. Hundreds of GCC nationals and locals from the north of Oman flock to Salalah to escape the soaring summer temperature. Visitors will also be able to enjoy the annual Khareef Festival that features traditional folklore, dancing and fashion shows.  
Crowne Plaza Resort Salalah is a well-recognized resort in the Dhofar region. The resort is set across 45 acres of private tropical gardens with its own stretch of pristine white sandy beach and offers 153 rooms, suites and family villas.


Record-breaking attractions at LuLu Food Carnival

Updated 25 March 2019
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Record-breaking attractions at LuLu Food Carnival

LuLu Hypermarket is hosting a two-week food festival offering a wide variety of products and culinary treats inspired by flavors from around the world.
Food Carnival 2019 was launched on Sunday at the LuLu Hypermarket Murabba branch in Riyadh and runs until April 6.
On offer are a number of special deals on food products and exciting in-store activities such as cooking competitions, live cooking demos, free sampling, quiz contests and gigantic displays of food.
LuLu has partnered with Almarai and Guinness World Records to offer customers a chance to be the next Guinness World Records title holder. Customers can make an attempt to break up to nine world records, such as the fastest time to drink a 250-ml quantity of milk through a straw or the fastest time to stack cheeses. The Guinness World Records events will be held on March 29 at LuLu Hypermarket, Atyaf Mall, Riyadh; on March 30 at LuLu Mall Dammam; and on April 5 at LuLu Hypermarket, Marwah, Jeddah.
LuLu Director for Saudi Arabia Shehim Mohammed said: “LuLu has once again transformed into a culinary destination. This year, we have brought together a well-chosen product selection that will satisfy the lifestyle requirements of our customer base. This festival also celebrates the innovative spirit of our culinary talents with the support of top chefs in the country. People will have a chance to interact with celebrity chefs during the festival’s live cooking demonstrations. Super offers, such as product of the day, daily surprise, hourly offers, and so much more awaits our shoppers for the entire 14-day promotion.”