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Oman transport bosses want to ban expats in the sector

Residents living in Oman who want to have goods delivered from stores across the GCC often choose the cheapest option – and that usually...

Oman: Head for the mountains to escape the heat

Photo - Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort - Cliff Pool Villa PoolOman is getting ready to welcome GCC visitors this summer season. With...

Oman: In a difficult position

FEW leaders are as ubiquitous as Sultan Qaboos of Oman. His ageless portrait hangs as per regulation from every shop wall. Every six months...

Qatar Airways launches new routes after GCC crisis reduces its network

Qatar Airways said on Monday it would start flights to Sohar in Oman and Prague next month, the first new routes to be announced...

Salalah Air set to launch Oman’s first flying taxis

Salalah Air, Oman’s first private airline, plans to launch charter jet services in the Sulatanate. The company has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with...

PICTURES: Oman takes delivery of its new Typhoon fighter jets

The Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO) has received its first Eurofighter Typhoon combat jet - part of a batch of 12 - with...

Omani loan defaulters released

Tens of Omani loan defaulters who were serving sentences in Omani prisons, were released on Tuesday, thanks to an ongoing campaign. The campaign which is...

Bahrain & Oman ‘most vulnerable’ to oil price weakness

Bahrain and Oman are among the most vulnerable oil exporters in the world amid the latest weakness in crude prices, according to a new...

Oman to get $1 Billion tourist port

Mina Sultan Qaboos Waterfront will include hotels, residences and leisure facilitiesDubai’s Damac International has been chosen by the Government of Oman to develop its...

US President Trump sidelines Oman in M. East negotiations

One way to understand just how different President Donald Trump’s policy toward Iran is from his predecessor’s is through the lens of Oman.For Barack...

Oman government wants your views on No Objection Certificate (NOC)

The Implementation Support and Follow-Up Unit (ISFU) of Oman started an initiative to raise public awareness regarding the No Objection Certificates (NOCs).The Unit posted...

International flights from Sohar soon

Sohar airport will become the third hub for international airlines in Oman as Air Arabia and Qatar Airways plan to start direct services from...

Oman: Sick leave limit for expats in government removed

Time limit for paid sick leave for expats working for the government has been lifted, officials announced.According to the new amendment, non-Omanis working for...

Sales surge despite gold price rise in Oman

Retail gold sales in Muscat have surged 20 per cent in the last fortnight and are expected to stay strong until the Eid holidays,...

Oman’s rugged landscapes and rich culture

My foot scuffs the sun‑scorched path and a cloud of dust emerges, breaking the stillness of the early morning. I make my way past...

Visa ban on certain professions in Oman extended

A visa ban on certain professions has been extended for six months, officials announced. The Ministry of Manpower has issued a Ministerial Decision, No. 187/2017,...

Fake news: Ministry trashes rumors of HIV-injecting employee in Oman

Rumors on social media that citizens and residents of Oman have been injected with the HIV virus by a female employee of the Ministry...

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...

Expat income tax will hit region’s “attractiveness” – IMF

Taxing the income of foreign workers in the GCC will help the region boost its revenues, but it will reduce the attractiveness of the...

People in Oman unite in condemning viral video incident

Both citizens and residents of Oman have reacted strongly to a viral video showing a car driver drenching a cyclist in a wadi while...
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