Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Oman

Oman’s economic future is bright as energy exports rise

Oman's economy is expected to grow faster this year and the next as rising oil and gas production boosts exports while the government increases...

Oman: Is extension of expat hire ban necessary?

Oman's government extended a freeze on hiring foreigners because the number of local workers in the private sector was not rising fast enough —...

Saudi, Oman sites win special recognition by UNESCO

UNESCO added Saudi Arabia's Al-Ahsa Oasis and Oman's ancient city of Qalhat to its World Heritage List on Friday, the world cultural body said. Authorities...

Expats can now sponsor visas in Oman

According to the Times of Oman, the decision by the Royal Oman Police also means that foreigners who own certain properties can receive a...

Oman: Largest entertainment & shopping mall set to open

Al Araimi Boulevard, touted as Oman’s largest shopping, entertainment and lifestyle destination, is set to open later this year, it has been announced. Al Raid...

Oman: New short stay visa announced

According to a decree by the Royal Oman Police, tourists can now pay OMR5 to enter the Sultanate for 10 days. The Inspector General of...

Oman: Thousands of expats quit as visa ban continues

DUBAI: According to government figures there were 43,000 fewer expats recorded in 2018 compared to the previous year – bringing the population of foreign...

Oman’s amazing vacations

One of the purest hospitality experiences I had last year didn’t come at a brand name luxury resort. It happened in the middle of...

Omani city is one of the hottest places on Earth

According to a number of leading weather websites, Rustaq recorded 49.6 degrees Celsius, one of the highest temperatures in the world on June 9, 2018. Oman’s...

Oman: ‘Patience with our neighbours running out’

Deputy Chairman of the Public Authority for Craft Industries of Oman Issam Bin Ali Al-Rawas warned that his country’s patience with its neighbours is...

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