BEYOND by MAGIC TRAVELS

BEYOND by MAGIC TRAVELS

Abu Dhabi Armenia Dubai Emirati Arabi Georgia Giordania Magic Camps Oman Partner

Faced with the growing desire for authenticity, space and awareness for sustainable tourism, Magic Travels has decided to mark a new turning point towards eco-responsible and ethical travel, after a first step initiated by the creation of Magic Camps (eco-chic tented camps in the Emirates and Oman).

This new twist has a name: BEYOND by Magic Travels.

“Beyond”: beyond the classic tours, beyond the beaten paths and beyond the travel experiences generally offered up to now.

This new brand will offer eco-responsible tours in the 5 destinations where Magic is present with its offices: United Arab Emirates, Oman, Jordan, Armenia and Georgia.

But why BEYOND? Because the goal of this new production, which will initially be aimed at individual customers, will be to take them “beyond” the classic circuits and not only to offer “adventurous” trips off the beaten path, but also intense experiences aimed at encouraging meeting with local communities.

The BEYOND programs will be accessible to both beginners and experienced adventurers, looking for meaning, or simply for adventure and excitement.

Social and cultural exchanges are promoted through many original and unusual experiences for responsible and authentic travel.

Closed doors open to offer unique encounters, to discover places hitherto inaccessible but above all to tell the true story of the country. When the journey is no longer a simple destination but an immersion.

In a responsible tourism approach, all programs are created by a team of enthusiasts with full respect for local populations and their environments.

BEYOND, where the MAGIC happens!

OMAN – The Aflaj

OMAN – The Aflaj

Oman

The Aflaj irrigation systems (in the singular “Falaj”), typical of the Sultanate of Oman, have been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2006.

Each mountain village has its own Falaj to support the cultivation and development of local agriculture. In Oman there are about 10,000 of them, the largest being the Falaj Daris, which is located about 7 km from Nizwa.

The Aflaj system was first introduced to Oman by the Persians in 2500 BC. and developed mainly from the 6th century.

The water comes from wadis (river beds that fill with rainwater), from rainfall or from mountain springs. By taking advantage of gravity and a system of slopes, the water is channeled for many kilometers, mainly for the purpose of agricultural irrigation, but also to serve the smaller villages.

In other cases they are dug along a slope where there is an aquifer and the water flows directly from the mountain.

Observation towers have been built along the Aflaj route to always have control over their operation. In these desert areas, water is an extremely precious commodity, it should not be wasted and the presence and quantity depends on the survival of many villages and the country’s agricultural economy.

The management of this patrimony is still guaranteed by very rooted common values and guided by astronomical observations.

OMAN – Magic Camps Wahiba Sands

OMAN – Magic Camps Wahiba Sands

Magic Camps Oman

The first season of operation of the Magic Camps Wahiba Sands has recently ended, unfortunately a little earlier due to the Covid-19 emergency.

A first year full of satisfactions and enthusiastic comments from the guests who stayed there.

After years of activity with the Magic Camps in private basis, from 1 October 2019 the Magic Camps Wahiba Sands is open, an eco-chic tented camp located in Oman in the Wahiba desert.

It can be reached with a 40-minute crossing of the desert since leaving the paved road, and this stretch is already a very suggestive experience.

The camp consists of only 10 tents, so it has a very small size, to create a very intimate atmosphere between the guests and the context in which it is inserted.

One of the main characteristics of the camp is the absence of the current generator, in this way you can stay in contact with the desert without interference. The absolute silence, the warm light of the lamps and candles, the crackle of the fire.

All with accommodation with attention to every detail and furnished with refined taste, a private bathroom tent for each bed tent is available to guests.

The cuisine is highly sought after, a mix between western and local dishes, strictly using fresh local flavors and raw materials.

Combined with the stay you can organize various activities both for fun and for exploring the desert and contact with local Bedouin families.

The appointment is therefore for the next season, starting in early October for other unforgettable nights under the starry desert sky.

For information and pictures you can consult the website www.magic-camps.com

Luxury Desert – Comfort in the dunes

Luxury Desert – Comfort in the dunes

Oman

The humps of the camels on the horizon, the sinuous sand dunes that turn red at sunset, the smell of mint tea and the disarming silence all around: this is the magic of the desert. The experience of the tented camp today with Magic Camps Wahiba Sands is certainly up to the most demanding guests who do not want to give up any comfort.

The new eco-luxury Magic Camps Wahiba Sands perfectly combines elegance and comfort with nature and respect for local traditions. With its exclusive design and location away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, the Magic Camps Wahiba Sands offers guests a unique and suggestive experience immersed in the magic of the Omani desert. The luxurious curtains offer cozy and refined interiors in perfect Arab style with precious fabrics and traditional furnishing elements that give the rooms a touch of Arab magic. Each tent is equipped with comfortable beds with prestigious linens, private bathrooms and a comfortable shower. Lighting with only candles and oil lamps creates a magical atmosphere.

Enveloped by the silence of the desert, by the golden light of the morning or by the glitter of the stars that light up the night, you can enjoy delicious breakfasts or gourmet dinners prepared by skilled chefs with local products of the highest quality to taste dishes of the Omani culinary tradition.

In the heart of the field, the welcoming lounge area decorated with Berber carpets and hanging lanterns is a welcoming space to share stories with other travelers. For an intimate and unforgettable experience, you can choose an isolated tent behind the dune or a canopy bed open to the sky.

The gazebo tent with fabulous pillows, local carpets and torches as the only lighting is the perfect place to rest and enjoy the fiery sunsets over the desert dunes or admire an incredible starry sky in total relaxation. During the day it will be a succession of activities: from the adrenaline “dune bashing” to climb the dunes with a 4×4 jeep, to a relaxing walk on camels, the Magic Camps Wahiba Sands offers the possibility to live intensely the magic of the desert. The field does not have electricity but uses only solar energy. The evening lighting is obtained with candles, oil lamps and an outbreak giving the atmosphere a romantic vein for

March 20, Oman inaugurates its new international airport in Muscat

March 20, Oman inaugurates its new international airport in Muscat

Muscat Oman

The capital of Oman, a country full of tourism, has inaugurated its new international hub. The goal is the inclusion of the top 20 airports in the world by 2020. In addition to design, the new airport focuses on technologies to speed up security procedures by reducing waiting times. 2017 was a record year for the Sultanate of Oman which welcomed 43.664 Italian visitors, registering a growth of 35.3% compared to the previous year. Italy is currently the fourth largest market in Europe, after the United Kingdom, Germany and France and the sixth international market. In total, in 2017 there were 702,922 international tourists who chose Oman as a destination for their travels, a figure that led to an increase of 13.1% compared to 2016. The development strategy of the sector is on two levels: « The first aims at a medium / high cultural profile clientele that buys the product mainly from traditional tour operators; the second level includes the promotion to a more holiday-oriented public – in particular couples and families with children – who choose the locality of Salalah and in particular the villages ». It should also be noted that Astoi, the Association of Tour Operators belonging to Confindustria, through a survey among its members reported Oman among the preferred tourist destinations of 2018.

OMAN… il paese delle meraviglie e del nuovo che avanza…

OMAN… il paese delle meraviglie e del nuovo che avanza…

Oman

Dalle immersioni subacquee, le  antiche fortezze, agli straordinari campi tendati nel deserto , l’Oman dovrebbe essere in cima alla lista delle destinazioni ambite dagli italiani per la fine del 2017 non a caso il sultanato ha registrato un semestre da record che tra gennaio e giugno 2017 ha accolto ben 22.497 visitatori italiani, segnando una crescita del 35,6% rispetto allo scorso anno facendo cosi ’ posizionare l’Italia al   4° posto a nella scaletta del mercato mondiale.

Una vacanza in spiaggia a Muscat è in cima alla lista dei desideri di un viaggiatore sofisticato, ma l’Oman è anche il punto di partenza per le immersioni subacquee, la caccia fossile, i campi desertici, l’incenso, le antiche fortificazioni e la tartaruga. La diversità spettacolare del paesaggio si traduce in una miriade di avventure possibili.

Per scoprire tutto ciò che devi sapere sull’ Oman e può aiutarti ad organizzare la vacanza perfetta

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