The spirit of Ramadan giveaways

29 Jun 2016
POSTED BY Alvin Thomas

Here’s your last chance to win some great prizes in the final part of our competitions to mark the Holy Month.

Win a Samsung Smart TV


We’ve saved the best till last. In our final week, the top prize is an amazing Samsung LED Smart TV, with full HD viewing experience on a monster 48-inch screen. With its superb picture quality, it takes watching television to a new level. This J5300 Series 5 model is super-smart too, giving you faster access to your favourite media and entertainment. With this Samsung Smart TV in your living room, you’ll be the envy of your friends and neighbours. 


To be in with a chance of winning this Grand Prize, enter our “10 Seconds of Summer” competition. Send us a 10-second video of you, or you with your family or friends, at your favourite spot in Oman – be as creative and fun as you can! Email your video to by July 10. Note: the winner will be announced in our July 14 issue.

Enchanting Khasab


Perched on a rock face offering panoramic views of the spectacular Musandam peninsula, the four-star Atana Khasab is the perfect place for a getaway break. Located in one of the best spots in the Sultanate, the Atana Khasab reflects the spirit of the country and features state-of-the-art facilities and services to cater to all needs. Managed by the Oman Tourism Development Company (OMRAN), the hotel offers spacious, stylish rooms, all of which have private balconies and flatscreen televisions with satellite. We’ve got a fabulous prize of a two-night stay for a couple on a double occupancy, with breakfast included, at the Atana Khasab. 

To enter, simply answer the following question: Atana Khasab has 60 keys (rooms) in total. Out of which, how many are deluxe suites? Email your answer to by July 10. Note: the winner will be announced in our July 14 issue

Retail Therapy


SABCO Commercial Centre is pulling out all the stops this Ramadan with an Arts & Fashion Exhibition every weekend and is offering the chance to win some great gifts. Every time you shop at the centre, a donation will go to the charity Dar Al Atta’a to support the Student Education programme. To win the final RO20 SABCO Centre gift voucher, simply tell us: 

Where would you buy your flowers at SABCO Commercial Centre? Email your answer to by July 10. Note: the winner will be announced in our July 14 issue.

Shang Thai Surprise

Ramadan Giveaways

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 is your last chance to win a RO20 voucher to try the delicious food. 

To be the lucky one, tell us what is the Thai name for the dessert of sticky rice and sweet mangoes offered by Shang Thai? Email to by July 10. Note: the winner will be announced in our July 14 issue.

French Facies

Ramadan Giveaways

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. Located in Mawaleh, behind the Holiday Inn Muscat, it offers a range of mouthwatering products from gourmet bread, cakes, pastries and exceptional ice cream. We’ve got another three RO10 vouchers to win.


To be one of the lucky winners, tell us what are the three Es that define the creations made by Le Petit Paris? (Tip: check out Send your answer to by July 10. Note: the winner will be announced in our July 14 issue.

Work it out

Ramadan Giveaways

If you’re feeling a bit sluggish this summer and in need of some motivation, look no further than Horizon Fitness Oman, the country’s largest gym, health and fitness group. Its fitness experts are passionate about their work and guarantee to help you achieve the results that you want; whether that’s losing weight, preventing or alleviating health problems, maintaining an already healthy lifestyle or just being more socially and physically active. They’ve saved the best prize for now: a one year, all-location membership, giving you access to more than 25 branches, some of which have swimming pools.

To win, simply pop down to your nearest Horizon Fitness Oman and take a photo of yourself there. Be as creative as you can! Send it to by July 10. Note: the winner will be announced in our July 14 issue.

Out of Africa

Savannah-The spirit of Ramadan

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, the restaurant is 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 our last RO20 voucher to give away. 

For a chance to win, email us the answer to: In which country was the Savannah BBQ brand concept dreamed up? Email to by July 10. Note: the winner will be announced in our July 14 issue.

Four Ball

Ramadan Giveaways

Following the natural curves of Muscat’s stunning coastline, Almouj Golf offers both amateurs and professionals alike a challenging yet rewarding round of golf. Playing alongside the sparkling water of the Sea of Oman is an unforgettable experience. For its final prize, Almouj Golf is giving the chance to four golfers to play on the Greg Norman-designed 18-hole Championship Course any time between now and December.

To win this great prize, all you have to do is answer the following question: What number is Almouj Muscat rated in the Top Ten Golf Courses in the Middle East? Email to by July 10.

Note: The winner will be announced in our July 14 issue.

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

Dough Time

Ramadan Giveaways

BreadTalk, the international boutique bakery chain opened its first ever Muscat outlet in November 2008, offering baked delicacies like oven-fresh bread, croissants, sandwiches and customised cakes lovingly prepared by expert bakers. You can taste for yourself with a prize of  RO20 worth of BreadTalk goodies.

To win, simply answer the following question:  Which of the following is BreadTalk’s latest branch?

A) Bareeq Al Shatti

B) City Centre Qurum

C) Al Mouj Muscat

D) City Centre Muscat

E) Oman Avenues Mall

Send your answer to by July 10. Note: the winner will be announced in our July 14 issue.

Luxury Lunch


With one of the most enviable settings in Muscat overlooking the crystal clear sea, dining at the Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel, is an experience to be savoured. A stunning location, food and service make it a top destination for residents and visitors to Oman. In this final week, we’re got a sumptuous lunch for two at Al Bustan Palace’s Al Khiran Terrace Restaurant overlooking the Sea of Oman up for grabs.

To win, simply tell us the name of the poolside eaterie at Al Bustan Palace. 

Email your answer to by July 10. Note: the winner will be announced in our July 14 issue.

Winner of the iPad Mini

Ramadan Giveaways

Our star prize competition was extremely popular and no wonder, as we had a fantastic iPad Mini 16GB up for grabs. We asked you to come up with a fun photo caption for the cheeky camel in Salalah and there were some brilliant entries. Our managing editor, Felicity, read every entry and after some deliberation, picked her winner.

Congratulations to Sheikha Iqra Hasan who came up with the caption: “Iftar Time!”

We’ll be in touch soon!

Best of the rest

Ramadan Giveaways

Ramadan Giveaways


  • “Camelia: Hey Camelron, lets take a Camelfie !!!”- (Prasad Inna)
  • My mom told me I could be anything if I put my mind to it. I used to be a giraffe- (Um Dura)
  • You know I am on a diet- (Shantharam Shetty)
  • Is my new profile picture cute?- (Prasad)
  • Can I have fries with that?- (Paula Tuck)
  • My secret of looking young!!- (Correia Lorain)
  • Go Green!- (Raffat Ahmed)
  • Just one more time…and then I’ll go with my diet- (Martin Echanes)
  • Dude, let me know how many ‘Likes’ I get- (Akshatha Pudkethoor)
  • Gonna get these dark circles fixed – date night tonight- (Stuti Kumar)
  • Keep calm and eat green- (Shyan Rajah)
  • Quick take my picture, this is my weekend face- (Nilesh Patel)

Winner’s Box

Congratulations to the following winners!


  • Karen Romion with the correct answer of 4 (Deluxe, Premier, Executive Suite and Chalet)


  • Ali Babar, for the correct answer of Coffee Planet

Shang Thai Surprise

  • Benjamin Dsouza for knowing it was stir-fried crispy fried duck with hot basil


  • Michael Ramin with the answer of A-Class


  • Anna Snellen for the correct answer of Jasmine (Spa & Wellness)


  • Fatima Kamal for answering 2016 (February)


  • Rodney Woods for answer B) Siracha Steak and Buffalo Chicken


  • Jennifer Santimano for the correct answer of Jebel Akhdar


  • Deepak Pai, Mohammed al Masoudi and Preethi Nair for the answer of Mawaleh (behind the Holiday Inn)

Go Golfing!

  • Raffat Ahmed for this stunning shot on the driving range at Almouj Golf

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