The spirit of Ramadan giveaways

15 Jun 2016
POSTED BY Y Magazine

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 a Samsung Galaxy J2


A smartphone that works as good as it looks, the Galaxy J2 is the perfect accessory for the man or woman or the move. With a 4.7 inch super AMOLED display powered by a 1.3GHz processor alongside 1GB Ram and 5-megapixel rear camera (there’s also a 2-megapixel front shooter for selfies), Samsung has squeezed a lot into this smart compact phone, which runs Android 5.1 We’ve got a white Galaxy J2 up for grabs as our star prize.

To win, send us your best photo of a Ramadan sunset with an Oman theme (photos taken from the internet will not be accepted). Send your entry by June 20 to

Marvellous Musandam


With its landscape of dramatic mountains and stunning fjords, Musandam is truly a gem among Oman’s destinations and there’s nowhere better to stay to enjoy the area than the upscale Atana Musandam Resort. Set between the towering peaks and the sparkling Gulf of Oman, the hotel has sophisticated rooms with whitewashed stone walls and all the comforts of home, including free Wi-Fi and satellite TV. Rooms have terraces or balconies with spectacular views. Relax in the pool or take a boat to go wild dolphin watching. Managed by OMRAN, Atana Musandam Resort is offering a two-night stay for a couple on double occupancy with breakfast included. To win this great prize, answer the following question:

How many properties does Atana Hotels have in the Governorate of Musandam? Email your answer to by June 20.

Shang Thai Surprise


Bringing authentic Thai cuisine to the table just the way it’s cooked at homes 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 (stirfried crispy fried duck with hot basil). 

For a chance to win, tell us what is the main ingredient of the Shang Thai dish Talay Ruam Yang? Email to by June 20.

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 Centre, 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: 

Where in Muscat is the SABCO Commercial Centre? Email your answer to by June 20.

Tee Off


Still want to get some exercise and fresh air during summer? The floodlit Academy Par-3 Course at Almouj Golf is perfect during the hotter months with the last tee-time at 8.55pm. We’ve got a fantastic prize of a four-month Academy Summer Membership worth RO99 to give away. All you have to do is answer the following question: 

Who designed the Almouj Golf Course? Email to by June 20.

* Note: Prize is valid until September 30, 2016.  Tee-times need to be booked in advance by calling 2200 5990 and presenting the voucher prior to participation.

Tune your body


Your body, just like a car, needs to be looked after to keep 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. This week, we’ve got another 12 Engine Room Sessions to be won. 

Simply name two locations in Muscat where Horizon Fitness Oman is located? Email your answer to by June 20.

Out of Africa


One of the newest eateries in town, Savannah BBQ is proving to be a must-visit culinary sensation. 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 another RO20 voucher to give away. For a chance to win, email us the answer to:

Where in Muscat is Savannah BBQ located? Email to by June 20.

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 appetisers, hot appetisers, daily dishes and main courses along with special Ramadan drinks and sweets. We’ve got a second RO30 voucher for a family of four including two kids (below 12 years) to try the Iftar.

To enter, simply name the two dishes pictured here, which are available on Semsom’s buffet menu, and send your answer to by June 20.

* For reservations at Semsom Oman contact: 2439 8718/9342 0054

Sweet Treat


For those with a sweet tooth, the bespoke all natural confectionary offered at Spun Candy is so mouthwatering good that you can’t get enough. The Sultanate’s first Spun Candy at Oman Avenues Mall serves up a range of hard rock candy along with all sorts of other sweet goodies. Customers can watch the sweeties being prepared at the store or take part in Spun Candy’s Masterclass to make their own candy creations. We’ve got a prize of RO20 worth of Spun Candy products up for grabs. 

To win simply name at least two confectionery products being offered by Spun Candy Oman?

A.)   Flavoured chocolates and lollipop

B.)    Fudge and chocolates

C.)    Marshmallow and Toffees

D.)   Flavoured popcorn and cotton candy

E.)    All of the above

Send your answer to by June 20. The winner will need to notify Spun Candy to collect their prize.

Classy Iftar


With the backdrop of the mountains and the sea, the Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel, has one of the most spectacular settings to enjoy Iftar this Ramadan. Among delicious Omani favourites such as traditional soup, baked whole hammour, a shawarma station and saffron rice with shuwa, the star of the buffet this year is chocolate. Partnering with Salma’s Chocolates, a rising Omani brand, a tantalising Iftar chocolate station features signature desserts and ice creams with toppings using local flavours 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: Name the two talented ladies  behind Salma’s chocolates? Email by June 20.

Winner of the Lenovo Ideapad


Y had a deluge of entries for our star prize this week to win the cool Lenovo Ideapad. We asked you to send us your most creative fun photo of you at work or play, featuring a copy of Y Magazine. It was a tough decision but in the end, the bird won it. Congratulations to Mudah Ghalib and his chicken! Well done Mudah, we’ll be in touch.

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Last week’s winners

Congratulations to the following winners!

  • Turtle Getaway 

Linda Moraes, with the correct answer of Chelonia Mydas.

  • Retail Therapy

Darshan Kanabar, who answered Amouage.

  • Shang Thai Surprise 

Vijayasri Parthasarathy, with the correct answer of The Wave (Almouj Muscat) and Muscat Grand Mall.

  • In the Swing

Andrew Aludino, with the correct answer of 18 holes.

  • Out of Africa

Karen Riddy, with the correct answer of African cuisine.

  • Tune Your Body 

Kyle Rourke, with the correct answer of Dynamic Functional Training.

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