Who is ARABIA FELIX?
On the occasion of Oman National Day Reception in 1992, hosted by the Ambassador of the Sultanate of Oman in Bonn, the first exhibition about the country was presented in Germany, produced by Georg Popp, along with Juma Al Maskari. After many long stays in Oman, there followed in Germany and in Oman various art projects, publications and events. Mr Popp authored the first ever travel guide to the Sultanate of Oman, published in 1993, and now in its 6th printing in German. as "Oman," Edition Temmen, 2008, and in English as "Oman: Jewel of the Arabian Gulf," Odyssey Travel Guides.
In 1999 Georg Popp founded the company Arabia Felix synform GmbH, under whose umbrella cultural projects, consulting services, and tours of the Sultanate are organized. The Arabia Felix team includes Maria Popp, Henning Neuschäffer, and Michael Dickinson.
Georg Popp and Juma al-Maskari
What makes this travel guide so special? This book is a product of the long-term personal friendship between the authors, Mr Georg Popp and Mr Juma Al-Maskari and their continuing fascination with the Sultanate of Oman. Combining their insights from European and Omani perspectives, they have produced a guide which is as much about culture and history as it is a practical guide for planning your itinerary.