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Monday, September 28, 2020

Online jobs market slump

In a report by Monster Employment Index (MEI), Bahrain and Oman are the only Gulf countries to show year-on-year growth in the number of...

Oman imam returns Dh2.4m won in bank raffle, citing Sharia

The imam of an Omani mosque has returned a 250,000 rial (Dh2.4 million) cash prize from a bank raffle, saying it would be unlawful...

Fatal bus crash kills 2, injures many in Oman

A fatal accident on Friday killed drivers of a bus and a truck, while four passengers remain in critical condition with 31 others injured. Mohammad Akram, a...

Visa fee hike leaves tour operators in Oman in limbo

Tour operators were caught on the hop after the short stay visa fee for tourists was quadrupled. According to new rules which came into...

Fewer jobs for expat graduates in Oman

Expat graduates must be prepared to leave Oman for work as local jobs are unavailable, experts advised.Prashant Singh, Academic Advisor at Waljat College of...

Three months jail for jaywalkers in Oman

Jaywalkers in Oman now face a legal fine of OMR10 for jaywalkers rising to three months in jail for repeat offenders.Under Royal Decree 38/2016 walking...

Illegal smuggling of workers in Oman, a serious situation

Ahmad Rasheed, a Pakistani national, who entered Oman illegally one year ago, hunts for odd jobs every day. When he finally arrived in Oman’s Shinas...

Landlord innovation necessary as tenants take the driving seat in...

Challenging market conditions have led to flexible, innovative and revised approaches from landlords across the capital in an effort to entice prospective tenants, according...

Oman to Extend Deal to Cut Crude Output

oman is ready to back an extension of the current agreement between 24 oil producing countries to cut crude output to support prices, a...

Duqm in Oman attracts $11 billion investment, says Sezad boss

Duqm has attracted some $11 billion in investment for various projects, which include a major refinery and a series of industrial ventures by Chinese...

25,000 private sector jobs available for Omanis

Muscat: The government’s decision to provide 25,000 jobs for Omani nationals will be met by focusing on private sector, said Abdullah Al Bakri, Minister...

Omanisation & Visa Ban: No Risk of Losing Jobs for Expats

Expats living in Oman are “very happy” and should not worry about losing their jobs due to the visa ban, according to the president...

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: Flash Floods And Big Waves Predicted

Cyclone Luban was downgraded from a Category 1 Cyclone to a "tropical storm" by the Public Authority for Civil Aviation's official meteorology department.The latest...

Oman: Medical Examination Fees For Expats ‘Tripled’

The cost of medical examination fees for expatriates will go up from February, in the wake of a new decree announced by the Ministry...

UAE, Oman, Kuwait Ban Boeing 737 MAX Jets After Ethiopia Crash

The United Arab Emirates (UAE), Kuwait and Oman banned Boeing’s 737 MAX jet from their airspace following a second deadly crash involving the model...

Oman: Ministry Extends Visa Ban On Hiring Expats

Oman’s Ministry of Manpower has extended the temporary visa ban on hiring expats to include four more professions in the private sector.The ban which...

Middle East: Gold Rates Highest in 6 Years

With the fast-rising tensions in the Middle East, Gold seems to have surged to the highest level in more than 6 years. Goldman Sachs Group...

Coronavirus: Expats From 4 Countries Cannot Return To Oman

Expatriates of Chinese, Italian, Iranian and South Korean nationality who live in Oman will not be allowed to return to the Sultanate, should they...

Coronavirus: Middle East Countries Fly Stranded Citizens Home

Scores of people have been returned back to their home countries in a series of repatriation flights amid the coronavirus outbreak.Saudi Arabia returned 250...
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