The Spirit of Ramadan

14 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 four weeks.



Grand Prize


Win a Canon DSLR camera!


With the summer holidays just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about creating lasting memories with a new camera. A great entry-level DSLR camera, the Canon EOS 1300D is Wi-Fi enabled, allowing you to share your snaps on social media. Other features include an 18-megapixel sensor, fixed LCD screen and nine-point auto focus, helping you to create some beautiful pictures. To enter, post a photo showing how you beat the heat to Y’s Facebook, Twitter or Instagram platforms no later than Monday, June 19. But you have to like or follow us to confirm your entry and use the hashtag #YRamadanGiveaways.


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 either 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 19


On the Ball


Have you been longing to play a game of golf with your friends on the renowned championship course at Al Mouj Golf? This could be your opportunity! For a chance to win a game of “Four Ball” for you and three of your friends to play on the Greg Norman designed 18-hole course anytime between now and December, all you have to do is answer the following question:  What number was Al Mouj Golf rated in the Middle East Golf Awards 2016? 

Email your answer, including your name and phone number, to editor@y-oman.com no later than Monday, June 19. Good luck!


Retail Therapy


The first mall in the Sultanate of Oman, SABCO Centre is where pleasure and convenience meet 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 frequent it for top-of-the-line products from a variety of international brands. In addition, the Souk at SABCO Centre provides an offering of hand-made brocades, copperware, hand-woven carpets, silver crafts, silks and kaftans from Oman and around the world. To win a RO50 SABCO Centre shopping voucher, simply tell us: 

What is the name of the cafe on the ground floor at SABCO Centre?

Email your answer, including your name and phone number, to editor@y-oman.com no later than Monday, June 19. Good luck!


Dine in Style


Nestled between the mountains and the sea, the Ibis Muscat hotel, which is owned by Accor Hotels, 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 name of Accor Hotels’ loyalty programme?

Email your answer, including your name and phone number, to editor@y-oman.com no later than Monday, June 19. 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:

How many years has Sauce Street Kitchen been open?

Email your answer, including your name and phone number, to editor@y-oman.com no later than Monday, June 19. 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:

When did the Mercure Sohar hotel open?     

Email your answer, including your name and phone number, to editor@y-oman.com no later than Monday, June 19. Good luck!


Relaxing Break


Nestled 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 many rooms and suites are there 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 19. 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 Huper Optik 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 19. 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 a day pass for two people worth RO30 at the Sheraton Fitness & Spa, all you have to do is answer the following question:

What year did the Sheraton Oman Hotel open after a complete renovation? 

Email your answer, including your name and phone number, to editor@y-oman.com no later than Monday, June 19. Good luck!


Winners Box


iPad Mini: Katrina De Leon-Salgado

Alila Jabal Akhdar: bittersweet_oman

Al Mouj Golf lessons: Merzia Vajid

SABCO Commercial Centre: Puneet Sardana

Ibis Muscat Iftar voucher: Jason Noronha

Sauce Street Kitchen: Vandan Thacker

Mercure Sohar: Mohammad Shagir

Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa: Maureen Clark

Reflexions44: Marwa al Wadhahi

Sheraton Oman Hotel: Mohammed Nur Said

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


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