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 (hôr-mo͞oz′, hôr′mŭz′), Strait of also Strait of Or·muz (ôr-mo͞oz′, ôr′mŭz′)
A strategic waterway linking the Persian Gulf with the Gulf of Oman. The narrow strait controls oceangoing traffic to and from the oil-rich Gulf States.


(hɔːˈmuːz; ˈhɔːmʌz) or


(Placename) an island off the SE coast of Iran, in the Strait of Hormuz: ruins of the ancient city of Hormuz, a major trading centre in the Middle Ages. Area: about 41 sq km (16 sq miles)


(hɔrˈmuz, ˈhɔr mʌz)

also Ormuz

Strait of, a strait between Iran and the United Arab Emirates, connecting the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman.
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While flying over the region, Tingle also posted aerial views of Bahrain, the Strait of Hormuz and the Indian Ocean, which was accompanied with the caption: "the UAE, Bahrain, Iran, the Straits of Hormuz and the Indian Ocean in daylight.
The ceremony took place at The Kulm Hotel in St Moritz, Switzerland in early December and the award was presented to the general manager and district director of Hormuz Grand Hotel, Panos Panagis.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran's Navy rejected as untrue the American military officials' claims that the Iranian forces have pointed a laser beam at a US airborne Marine Corps helicopter in the Strait of Hormuz.
Following Its opening in Fujairah on Wednesday, the Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC) jetty, , is expected to help the UAE and other Midde East countries export oil safely to the rest of the world without passing through the Strait of Hormuz which can sometimes be affected due to tension in the region.
The pipeline, built by China Petroleum Engineering & Construction (CPECC), is of strategic importance as it by-passes the Strait of Hormuz.
HORMUZ series are a 180 rotating units geared up with dual drums, designed for combined E-line and slick Line operation.
The Hormuz Grand Hotel, Muscat, which opened doors in 2014, has joined Carlson Rezidor's Quorvus Collection.
In a statement released on Friday, the NCMS also advised people not to venture into the sea due to unstable conditions and rough, high tides in the Strait of Hormuz, north of the Sea of Oman.
With only a part of this vast area known by its Persian name, Khuzistan, this is a 348,000 sq km region stretching from the north of Khorramshahr, a city called Muhammara (red town) by the local Arabs, which faces Iraq's Shatt al-Arab estuary, down to the south of the Strait of Hormuz.
Muscat: Since it opened last September the Hormuz Grand hotel has offered trendy and luxurious hospitality in Airport Heights, setting itself up for a wider foray into the Omani and GCC markets where tourism is on the rise.
With its stateA[degrees]ofA[degrees]theA[degrees]art venues, flexibleA[degrees]meeting spaces, busiA[degrees]ness friendly facilities and impeccable service, the Hormuz Grand is a good setting to conA[degrees] duct business.
Hormuz Island in a widely neglected Islands in the south of Iran with significant tourist attractions historically and naturally.