The spirit of Ramadan giveaways

08 Jun 2016
POSTED BY Alvin Thomas

The Holy Month is about sharing the spirit of Ramadan, and Y has some special treats lined up for lucky readers over the next four weeks. 

Win a Lenovo Ideapad


This cool device not only looks good but packs a punch in the technology department too, delivering great performance. Compact, slim and light, it’s the ideal notebook for work and play. Write a report, watch movies or play games on the 11-inch screen. It comes installed with Windows 10 Home and has 32GB internal memory. There’s even a built-in Webcam, perfect for keeping in touch with friends and family.

To enter, send us your most creative or fun photo of you at work or play, featuring a copy of Y Magazine in some way. Send your entry by June 13 to

Turtle Getaway


It’s turtle season in Oman and the best place to see the wonder of nature unfold is at the Ras al-Jinz Turtle Reserve. Located on the eastern-most point of the Arabian Peninsula, the reserve is a world-famous nesting site for green turtles with a museum and accommodation on site. Managed by OMRAN, Ras al-Jinz Turtle Reserve is offering a fantastic prize of a two-night stay for a couple on double occupancy with breakfast included, plus entry to the museum and twice daily turtle watching to see the hatchings and nesting.  To win this great experience, tell us:

What is the scientific name of the endangered green turtle that can be found at Ras al Jinz beach? Email your answer to by June 13.

Retail therapy


SABCO Commercial Centre is pulling out all the stops this Ramadan with a special Arts & Fashion Exhibition every weekend and chances to win exciting gifts. Every time you shop at the mall, a donation will go to charity Dar Al Atta’a to support the Student Education programme. To win a RO20 SABCO Centre gift voucher, simply answer this question:

Name one of the outlets based at SABCO Commercial Centre?. Email your answer to by June 13.

Shang Thai surprise


Bringing authentic Thai cuisine to the table just the way it’s cooked at home in Thailand, Shang Thai is a favourite among Muscat’s gourmands. Taste for yourself with a RO20 voucher to try dishes such as Ped Grob Phad Bai Kra Praow (stir-fried crispy fried duck with hot basil).

For a chance to win, tell us where the two Shang Thai restaurants are in Muscat. Email to by June 13.

In the swing


Here’s your chance to get a taster of the game of golf with Almouj Golf in Muscat. For those who have always wanted to try golf but never taken the plunge “Try Golf Weekends” are ideal. The one-hour introductory clinics, run on Fridays or Saturdays, are for first-time golfers and all necessary equipment is provided for up to seven people. To win a “Try Golf Weekends” lesson for you and up to six friends, simply answer the following question: 

How many holes are on the Almouj Golf Championship Course? Email to by June 13.

* Note: Prize is valid until December 31, 2016.  Lesson needs to be booked in advance by calling 2200 5990 and presenting the voucher prior to participation.

Straight from Africa


One of the newest eateries in town, Savannah BBQ is proving to be a must-visit culinary sensation. Located in Panorama Mall in Ghubra, the restaurant serves up traditional African cuisine in a contemporary and stylish setting, with décor sourced from Africa. Enjoy authentic dishes such as babotie, a South African feast of raisin rice and baked minced beef topped with a savoury egg custard. We’ve got a RO20 voucher to give away. For a chance to win, email us the answer to: 

What cuisine does Savannah BBQ serve? Send to by June 13.

Tune your body


Your body, just like a car, needs to be looked after to stay in tip-top condition. This prize will do just that. The Engine Room at Horizon Fitness Oman uses functional training to push your body to perform at its optimum level and accomplish the impossible. The results will see your body more finely tuned than ever before. Up for the challenge? To win 12 Engine Room sessions, simply answer:

What is the term used to describe the Engine Room’s method? A) Dynamic Functional Training  B) Circuit Training  C) Interval Training. Email your answer to by June 13.

Simply Semsom


Semsom is all about classic Lebanese cuisine with a twist, as anyone who has visited the restaurant in Muscat Grand Mall will know. The traditional menu offers Lebanese delicacies and mezze, succulent and flavoursome chicken and meat kebabs, along with an assortment of signature dishes. For Ramadan, Semsom is offering a special Iftar buffet, consisting of an array of soups, cold and hot appetisers, daily dishes and main courses, along with special Ramadan drinks and sweets. We’ve got a RO30 voucher for a family of four including two kids (below 12 years) to try the Iftar.

To enter, head to Semsom and take a picture of your Iftar spread: get creative and fun! Send your photo to by June 13.

* For reservations at Semsom Oman, call 2439 8718/9342 0054

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