The Sultanate of Oman has been the central focus for Georg Popp since 1992, who since then has been producing artistic works, publications and exhibitions pertaining to the sultanate.
In order to give these various activities a common roof, he founded the communications company ARABIA FELIX Synform GmbH in 1999.
Georg Popp has published several articles and books on the Sultanate, including the first German-speaking guide of the country, which is now in its 6th edition ("Oman," by Georg Popp, Edition Temmen), and published in English in 2010 by Odyssey Guides as "Oman: Jewel of the Arabian Gulf."
Since 2001, in collaboration with various Omani ministries, Mr Popp has produced various exhibitions for and about Oman for presentation in several European countries. He has advised journalists, consulted on various film projects, and worked on documentaries himself covering many different topics related to Oman.
Mr Popp is a charter member of the non-profit German-Omani Association,; from 2001 to 2009 he was its Cultural Advisor, and since 2009 he is Secretary-General of this officially recognized, bilateral non-governmental organization.
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.