The Spirit of Ramadan

07 Jun 2017
POSTED BY Y Magazine

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




Grand Prize: Win an iPad Mini


Are you in the market for an iPad Mini 2? Enter our Spirit of Ramadan competition this week and you could be the new owner of this 32GB, Wi-Fi-enabled tablet. Small and compact, it’s perfect for on-the-go, is Bluetooth enabled and weighs just 330g. Whether you are surfing the web, checking emails or staying on track with your social media accounts, the iPad Mini 2 is a great device for everybody.

To enter, all you have to do is send us your best photo of a Ramadan sunset with an Oman theme (photos taken from the internet will not be accepted.

Email your answer, including your name and phone number, to editor@y-oman.com no later than Monday, June 12. Good luck!


Mountain Getaway


There’s no better time than now to escape the heat of the city and head up to Jebel Akhdar, where the temperatures are at least 15 degrees Celsius cooler. Perched 2,000 metres above sea level in the Hajar Mountains, Alila Jabal Akhdar is the perfect escape for adventure travellers, nature lovers and those seeking a retreat from the desert heat. Best of all, Alila Jabal Akhdar is giving away one night’s stay for two people, inclusive of breakfast and dinner.

To enter, all you have to do is post a picture on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter (or all three!) of yourself or your surroundings showing us the temperature. The post with the most likes, comments and shares will be declared the winner. And don’t forget to include all of the following hashtags in your post:   

  #15DegreesCooler

  #AlilaJabalAkhdar

  #YMagazine

Competition closes: Monday, June 12


Great Swing


For those of you who have always wanted to try golf but have never taken the plunge, Al Mouj Golf’s “Try Golf Weekends” are an ideal taster for beginners. The one-hour introductory clinics, which are run on Fridays or Saturdays, are for first-time golfers, and all the necessary equipment is provided for seven people. To win a golf weekend lesson for you and up to six friends on a stunning 18-hole beach-facing course, all you have to do is answer the following question:

How many holes are on the Al Mouj Golf Championship Course?

Email your answer, including your name and phone number, to editor@y-oman.com no later than Monday, June 12. Good luck!


Retail Therapy


An impressive mall in the Sultanate of Oman, SABCO Centre is where pleasure and convenience meets luxury shopping. Its original blend of traditional and modern décor radiates a quiet elegance that adds to the shopping experience. With 80 prestigious outlets in addition to the Souk shops, SABCO Centre is one of the most popular malls in Oman. It’s a must-visit destination for residents and tourists who go there for top-of-the-line products from a variety of international brands. In addition, the Souk at SABCO Centre provides hand-made brocades, copperware, hand-woven carpets, silver crafts, silks and kaftans from Oman and around the world. To win a RO40 SABCO Centre shopping voucher, simply tell us: 

What is the name of the Omani designer showcasing her collection at SABCO Centre this Ramadan?

Email your answer, including your name and phone number, to editor@y-oman.com no later than Monday, June 12. Good luck!


Stylish Iftar


Nestled between the mountains and the sea, the Ibis Muscat hotel is conveniently located in Al Khuwair. With 171 rooms, the three-star hotel also features a range of modern, well-equipped meeting rooms and complimentary Wi-Fi. Offering a delicious all-day dining option at its Oopen Pasta & Grill Restaurant, it’s a great place to chill with friends in the evening or to host a business lunch or dinner. During Ramadan, Ibis Muscat will be offering Iftar for RO9.5 per person. And we have an Iftar voucher for two people to dine at the hotel this month. To enter, simply answer the following question:

What is the star rating of Ibis Muscat?

Email your answer, including your name and phone number, to editor@y-oman.com no later than Monday, June 12. Good luck!


Street Style


Inspired by food trucks, Sauce Street Kitchen is a street-style restaurant founded by Omanis. The restaurant specialises in burgers, steaks, healthy food, a variety of sweet delights and refreshing drinks, including the best-selling Orange-Passion Juice. Located on Saih Al Malih Street in Qurum, the goal of the restaurant is to make every guest experience a great and an exciting one, and to serve good-quality food. We have a Sauce Street Kitchen voucher worth RO25 to give away to one lucky reader this week.

To enter, answer the following question: What is the best-selling drink at Sauce Street Kitchen?

Email your answer, including your name and phone number, to editor@y-oman.com no later than Monday, June 12. Good luck!


Stunning Suhar


Are you looking for a short weekend break away from the city? Then base yourself at the Mercure Sohar hotel and explore all the delights that Suhar has to offer. Just 200km from Muscat, it’s an easy drive for that well-earned weekend break. Offering 152 stylish rooms and an outdoor temperature-controlled swimming pool, it’s the second hotel in Oman to be opened by AccorHotels. For a chance to win a one-night stay for two people at the Mercure Sohar hotel, simply answer the following question:

What is the name of the restaurant at the Mecure Sohar Hotel?    

Email your answer, including your name and phone number, to editor@y-oman.com no later than Monday, June 12. Good luck!


Relaxing Break


Nestled in between the dramatic backdrop of rugged mountains and the pristine waters of the Gulf of Oman, Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah is a family and leisure-focused destination resort just 20 minutes’ drive from downtown Muscat. With a total of 640 rooms and suites, six swimming pools, a private beach and 500-metre lazy river, it is the place to keep calm and beat the heat this summer. To be in with a chance to win a one night stay for two people at Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa, inclusive of breakfast, simply answer the following question:

How long is the lazy river at the Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa?

Email your answer, including your name and phone number, to editor@y-oman.com no later than Monday, June 12. Good luck!


Journey of Flavours


Make Ramadan a flavourful journey at the Sheraton Oman Hotel’s Courtyard. To mark the Holy Month of Ramadan, the Sheraton Oman Hotel invites you and your family to a special celebration of food and culture, inspired by the true spirit of giving and sharing. For a chance to win one RO36 Iftar voucher for two people at the Courtyard, all you have to do is answer the following question:

What year was the Sheraton Oman Hotel built?

Email your answer, including your name and phone number, to editor@y-oman.com no later than Monday, June 12. Good luck!


Eye for Detail


As the largest luxury car detailing centre in Oman, Reflexions44 prides itself on introducing world-class products such as HüperOptik, Bodyfence, Swissvax, Smart Repair Technology Modesta and Opticoat treatments. We believe every service should achieve 44 goals. “The Perfection of Preparation” is our benchmark without any shortcuts. Our signature 44-stage formula is technically proven to deliver masterpieces, from new cars to classic cars, from interiors to exteriors. We guarantee you a better than showroom finish the first time, every time. For a chance to win a HüperOptik car window and rear screen tint and a Lalou paint protection package, worth a total of RO298, simply answer the following question:

Reflexions44 is a master detailing company; do you know which handmade waxes are used for their special detailing treatments?

Email your answer, including your name and phone number, to editor@y-oman.com no later than Monday, June 12. Good luck!


Week 2 Winners


ZedAir laptop and iLife smartphone: Karunakaran Ayinam Varadachari

Alila Jabal Akhdar: Umyumna al Kharusi

Al Mouj Golf lessons: Sameer Jadwet

SABCO Commercial Centre: Debra Enzenbacher

Ibis Muscat Iftar voucher: Hardik Pandit

Sauce Street Kitchen: Gail Saldanha

Mercure Sohar: Mohammad Osama Rawat

We will be in touch shortly to arrange the collection of your prize vouchers


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