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EDITOR IN CHIEF- ABDULLAH BIN SALIM AL SHUEILI

Hidden gem - French TV showcases the natural beauty of Oman

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In October last year I was approached by French TV journalist Marie Perrin over taking part in a travel programme titled 'Echappées Belles', that is broadcast on France 5 channel.


The programme, which takes viewers off the beaten track to discover new places — from the most iconic landmarks to the least known treasures, dedicated one episode on Oman.


I was delighted by the offer and jumped on this great occasion to promote the uniqueness of this country that I know very well and cherish so much.


The team arrived in Oman in November and spent 12 days shooting in different locations.


The episode included reports about different subjects showcasing the natural beauty of the country, its people, its development and its traditions backed by interviews with Omanis active in many different domains.


The team included Sophie Jovillard (journalist), Mathieu Despiau (cameraman and director), Yann Manier (sound engineer) and Agnès Vanhems (assistant).


I was very thrilled to watch the documentary when it was posted on youtube on April 30. The episode on Oman had a great positive impact. I received plenty of messages from enthusiastic travellers telling me that the places shown in the documentary are so unique that it made them consider visiting the magnificent hidden Eden called Oman.


You can watch the documentary on the link https://youtu.be/-YpSk4Xx6s4


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