The spirit of Ramadan giveaways

22 Jun 2016
POSTED BY Alvin Thomas

We’ve got some more great prizes up for grabs in our month-long series of competitions to mark the Holy Month of Ramadan. 

Win an iPad Mini 16GB


Join the Apple revolution with our fantastic star prize this week, an iPad mini 3. This nifty little 16GB device will become your new best friend with its 9.7-inch LED-backlit glossy widescreen touch display, Wi-Fi, cellular and Bluetooth capability. Weighing just 0.66 kilograms, your iPad mini can go with you wherever you need it, whether it’s at meetings or out shopping. Enjoy up to 10 hours of battery power as you watch videos, listen to music or surf the web.

To win, all you have to do is come up with a fun caption to go with the picture of the cheeky camel in Salalah (right) and email it to us at by June 27, 2016.


Good luck!

Magical Masira


Exploring Masira Island, Oman’s largest and located 15km off the south-east coast, is an unmissable experience and a must for anyone living here or visiting the Sultanate. It’s also renowned for being one of the finest destinations for kiteboarding. If the island is one of the gems in Oman’s tourism treasure chest, then the Masira Island Resort is the jewel in the crown. Combining luxury and a stunning landscape, the resort has traditionally furnished spacious accommodation with balconies and all mod cons such as high-speed internet access and satellite television. Laze in the pool, visit the fitness centre or have fun with the kids in the children’s playground. Managed by OMRAN, Masira Island Resort is offering a two-night stay for a couple on a double occupancy with breakfast included. To win this amazing prize, simply answer the following question:

How many room categories does Masira Island Resort have? Email your answer to by June 27.

Retail Therapy


SABCO Commercial Centre is pulling out all the stops this Ramadan with an Arts & Fashion Exhibition every weekend and offering chances to win some amazing gifts. Every time you shop at the Centre, which has a range of brilliant outlets, a donation will go to charity Dar Al Atta’a to support the Student Education programme. To win a RO20 SABCO Centre gift voucher, just tell us: 

What is the name of the coffee outlet in SABCO Commercial Centre? Email your answer to by June 27.

Shang Thai Surprise


Bringing authentic Thai cuisine to the table just the way it’s cooked in homes in Thailand, Shang Thai is a favourite among Muscat’s gourmands. This week, we’ve got another RO20 voucher to give away to one lucky reader to try the delicious food. 

For a chance to win, tell us what the Shang Thai dish Ped Grob Phad Bai Kra Praow is? Email to by June 27.

Merc Merchandise


Mercedes-Benz is a byword for luxury and the ultimate in driving machines, which combine superb German engineering with elegant design. Be part of the dream with a Mercedes-Benz hamper worth more than RO130. Packed with stylish goodies such as a Mercedes-Benz watch, T-shirt, rucksack and a model of the GTS, it’s the ultimate prize for the car lover. To make it yours,  answer the question:

Which model can you win if you purchase a Mercedes-Benz during Ramadan?

a. G-Class

b. C-Class

c. A-Class

d. S-Class

Email your answer to by June 20.

Get Fit


As Oman’s largest health and fitness club, Horizon Fitness helps thousands of people change their lives every day. You could be next with this super-healthy prize. Horizon Fitness Oman is offering a six-month, all-location membership giving access to any of the 25 branches around the Sultanate. Work up a sweat in the gym, take on a personal trainer or push it to the max in the exclusive The Engine Room, which uses dynamic functional training to achieve optimum results, and see how you look and feel better with regular exercise.

To win this top prize, tell us: What is the name of the Horizon Fitness’s ladies spa and wellness retreat? Email your answer to by June 27.

Go Golfing


Want to perfect your swing or learn how to play golf? A 60-minute private lesson with a PGA Professional at Almouj Golf will give you the time you need to make any improvements to your game. The lesson will be tailored to suit your specific requirements, making it suitable for a beginner to an experienced player.


To enter, get down to Almouj Golf and take a photo on the driving range, and then email it to by June 27.

*Note: Prize is valid until December 31, 2016. Book in advance by calling 2200 5990 and presenting the voucher on arrival.

Out of Africa


Savannah BBQ is the new culinary sensation in town, bringing a taste of Africa to Muscat. Serving up traditional African cuisine in a contemporary and stylish setting, with décor sourced from Africa, it’s already a favourite with the capital’s discerning gourmands. Enjoy authentic dishes such as vetkoek, deep-fried buns with savoury mince and apricot chutney. We’ve got another RO20 voucher to give away. For a chance to win, email us the answer to:

When was Savannah BBQ opened? Email to by June 27.

Great Steak


For delicious food in a cool location, you can’t beat Steak Escape at Al Mouj Muscat with a range of grilled sandwiches, hand-cut fries and fresh lemonade. Taste for yourself with RO20 worth of meals (dine in or takeaway) to be won.

Simply answer the following question:

What are the two latest additions to Steak Escape’s loaded fries?

A)   Siracha Chicken and Chilli Siracha

B)    Siracha Steak and Buffalo Chicken

C)    Buffalo Bleu and Chicken Fried Steak

D)   Loaded Seasoning and Loaded Cheese

E)    All of the above

Send your answer to by June 27.

Classy Iftar


For one of the best Iftars this Ramadan, the Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel, should be top of your list. Enjoy traditional Omani favourites such as hammour and shawarma, along with the star of this year’s buffet, chocolate.  Partnering with Salma’s Chocolates, a rising local brand, an Iftar chocolate station is being displayed at Al Khiran Terrace, featuring desserts and ice creams with toppings such as caramel rose water, date syrup and Luban caramel syrup. We have Iftar for two inclusive of soft drinks at Al Khiran Terrace to be won. 

Simply answer the question: Omani rose water is renowned for its quality. Where in Oman do the roses grow? 

Send you answer to by June 27.

Baked Delight


Discover the new French bakery and pastry shop in Oman, Le Petit Paris. All the products are 100 per cent homemade and prepared with premium ingredients, using less sugar, no additives or preservatives. We’ve got three RO10 vouchers as prizes to give away. 


For a chance to win, tell us where is Le Petit Paris located? Email your answer to by June 27.

Winner of Samsung Galaxy J2


We had some amazing entries of Ramadan sunsets with an Omani theme for our star prize, a Samsung Galaxy J2 smartphone. Our managing editor, Felicity, waded through all the photos and, after some tough decisions, picked her winner. Congratulations to Althaf Abdul for this stunning composition. We’ll be in touch soon.

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Here’s a selection that didn’t win but impressed our editor. Is your photo here?









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