Below is the reply from one of the the top rated B & Bs on TA when I enquired about a reservation this morning..
"Thank you for your interest in XXXX
We are no longer operating, as the ministry of tourism, has asked all b&B's to close, as it is not in keeping, with Omani cultural values."
Is this a recent development ??
Intriguing - as the reviews for this accommodation were all glowing and full of travellers positive experiences of Omani hospitality and culture - can anyone shed any more light on this ?