Malabar Gold & Diamonds unveils summer offers

Updated 10 June 2019

Malabar Gold & Diamonds unveils summer offers

Indian jewelry retailer Malabar Gold & Diamonds has unveiled new offers to celebrate the onset of summer.
The “Sparkling Summer” campaign will run at all Malabar Gold outlets in Saudi Arabia until July 20.
The company is giving a chance to its customers to win gold bars with every gold and diamond jewelry purchase.
With every purchase, customers get a chance to enter raffle draws to win a 100-gram gold bar each in 10 raffle draws. In addition, customers also receive a one-gram gold coin on every diamond jewelry purchase worth SR3,000 ($800) and above.
The brand is also selling 8-gram gold coins with absolutely no making charges during this period.
Furthermore, customers can avail themselves of the zero deduction offer on 22-carat gold jewelry exchange.
To add more sparkle to the summer season, the retailer has unveiled the latest collection of jewelry in gold, diamonds and precious gems to suit the tastes of their multicultural and multinational customers.
Malabar Gold & Diamonds has incorporated these designs as a part of various brands presented at the store, namely Ethnix — Handcrafted Designer Jewelry, Era — Uncut Diamond Jewelry, Mine — Diamonds Unlimited, Divine — Indian Heritage Jewelry and Precia — Gem Jewelry.
Malabar Gold & Diamonds is the flagship company of Malabar Group, a diversified Indian business conglomerate.
Established in 1993 in the Indian state of Kerala, Malabar Gold today has a strong retail network of 250 outlets spread across 10 countries, 14 wholesale units, offices, design centers and factories spread across India, the Middle East, the Far East and the US. With an annual turnover of $4.51 billion, the company is one of the largest jewelry retailers globally.
The group also operates MGD Lifestyle Jewellery, a retail concept offering trendy and light-weight jewelry for independent and modern women.


Resort in Oman offers camping adventures

Updated 19 August 2019

Resort in Oman offers camping adventures

Al-Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara in southern Oman has unveiled its new Luxe Mobile Camping Adventures. In collaboration with travel specialist Oman Expeditions, this offering is the first bespoke luxury mobile camping experience to take guests across the diverse terrain of the Dhofar province from the mountains to the desert to the sea. 

Set between a relaxing stay at the beachside resort in Salalah, the camping adventures offer tailored itineraries of varying lengths. Activities and camp locations allow guests to discover a wilderness of star-studded skies, vast deserts, rugged mountains and long, empty beaches. Southern Oman is said to be an uncharted destination and one of the only places where the true culture of old Arabia is still alive.

Drawing on the vast country knowledge and experience of Oman Expedition’s founder Sean Nelson, these new experiences weave in the rich, traditional heritage and magnificent natural environment of the region to create rare and memorable expeditions for resort guests while continuing to provide the luxury and comfort they desire. 

A former officer in the British Royal Marines and Royal Army of Oman’s Desert Regiment, Nelson has been nominated annually for the Conde Nast Top Travel Specialist for Oman since 2012. A leading private travel specialist, he is renowned for his rich and varied experience of the country. Before setting up Oman Expeditions, Nelson founded Hud Hud Travels in 2006, Oman’s northern-based provider of professionally run private luxury camps and events. 

Traveling via luxury 4x4 vehicles, a sample itinerary would include two nights camping with three days of various activities. Guests may choose to venture deep into the most remote parts of the world’s largest sand desert to find peace and solitude amidst magnificent sweeping dunes reaching up to 200 meters in the Empty Quarter. For a seaside option, guests can camp on a stretch of wild and secluded beach along the Dhofar coastline where they will encounter an array of wildlife including spinner dolphins, green turtles and coastal bird life as well as swim and snorkel in the crystal clear water 30 meters from their tent. In the foothills of the Dhofar mountains, guests can step back in time on a trek with camels along the same ancient frankincense trading routes that these prized animals have been following for over 2,000 years.

Oman Expeditions also brings together Dhofar’s top local contacts from guides, drivers and chefs to camel herders, artisans and religious scholars to ensure clients have an enriching and authentic experience. In addition, expeditions are accompanied by members of the Mahrah, a tribe who have traveled along frankincense trading routes with their camels since the time of the Queen of Sheba.