Andy Watson (right) and Suleiman al Habsi exchange agreement papers after the Scotsman was hired as HFS technical director on Sunday (Photo: Muscat Daily)
February 21, 2017 - 15:18 GMT
The endeavor of Al Habsi Football School (HFS) in Oman to provide quality coaching and run high-level training programs for young kids has led HFS to sign up Scottish football coach Andy Watson as its technical director.
The largest of the 11 agreements is with Oman Investment Fund (OIF) for 73,367sq m of land in Jebel Akhdar, to build a resort. (Wikimedia Commons)
February 21, 2017 - 11:30 GMT
After overseeing the opening of 41 new hotels in 2016, Oman's tourism ministry has signed agreements with 11 companies to set up hotel facilities across the country.
Although the additional levies are already being charged on air freight and shipments, these are yet to be introduced on imports made via road. (Shutterstock)
February 21, 2017 - 09:30 GMT
Oman's customs department has imposed an additional two percent duty on the cost, insurance and freight value of imported products for non-submission of original legalised documents.
Belgium's Ben Hermans (C-R), from BMC Racing Team, raises an arm in celebration as he wears the red jersey of the overall winner of the tour, while standing between Norwegian Alexander Kristoff (R) from Team Katusha Alpecin wearing the green jersey of the best sprinter, Eritrean Merhawi Kudus (C-L) from Team Dimension Data wearing the white jersey of the best youg rider, and Belgian Aime De Gendt from SVB team wearing with the dotted jersey of the most agressive rider, during the victory ceremony after the 6th and final stage of the 8th edition of the cycling Tour of Oman between on February 19, 2017.
February 20, 2017 - 15:32 GMT
Ben Hermans of BMC Racing Team clinched his first major title of his career on Sunday when the Belgian safeguarded his lead in the general classification on the sixth and final stage of the 2017 Tour of Oman that concluded at Muttrah Corniche.
Winners of various categories of the Muscat Open Golf Championship at the awards ceremony at the Ras al Hamra Golf Club (Photo: Muscat Daily)
February 19, 2017 - 17:33 GMT
Sam Hobday of the UK emerged as the champion after two days of action in the Muscat Open Golf Championship 2017 at Ras al Hamra Golf Club (RAHGC) recently.
After introducing the new levy, exchange houses were passing on the burden to customers. (Shutterstock)
February 19, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
Oman's new customs duty on imported bank notes, which raised the value of foreign currencies against the Omani rial, has been withdrawn after four days of implementation.
Small fishing boats in Mirbat, Dhofar, Oman. (Shutterstock/JurateBuiviene)
February 16, 2017 - 11:30 GMT
Although 99 per cent of Oman’s fisheries sector is still artisanal, its fisheries are just a few steps away from becoming a world-class competitive industry, according to a World Bank environmental specialist.
There is a consensus among the GCC countries for taking action together in case of a dumping attempt by a foreign company. (Shutterstock)
February 16, 2017 - 08:30 GMT
Ahead of a GCC-wide initiative to introduce protectionist tariffs, the Omani government has formed a special committee to study the practice of dumping.
The new terminal will have 118 check-in counters for international and domestic flights, along with 82 immigration counters. (File photo)
February 13, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
Muscat International Airport’s new terminal will be operational by the end of 2017, and will be able to handle 12 million passengers per year.
Muscat Rugby Football Club (MRFC) logo
February 12, 2017 - 16:09 GMT
Muscat Rugby Football Club (MRFC) came up with a dominant display to outplay the visiting Doha side for a 47-0 victory in a crucial match of the Gulf Rugby League at Muscat rugby field on Friday.
Companies in Oman have been facing problems when it comes to employing Omanis due to their salary expectations. (Shutterstock/Aisyaqilumaranas)
February 12, 2017 - 10:00 GMT
Several industries including the construction sector, which hires a large number of expats, have been struggling to reach a double digit rate of Omanization.
Ramlat Al Jadilah is situated in Al Rub Al Khali (The Empty Quarter), the largest sand desert in the world. (Shutterstock)
February 09, 2017 - 09:44 GMT
Dr. Eid Al Yahya, a Saudi anthropological researcher and TV presenter, has revealed on a discovery trip that the world’s highest sand dune is at the Dhofar Governorate at the Ramlat Jadilah desert, Oman.
A part of the gas will be consumed in Oman and the rest of it turned to liquefied natural gas (LNG) for export to target markets.  (Chess Subsea Engineering)
February 08, 2017 - 09:00 GMT
The natural gas pipeline was redesigned in August last year to pass through the deep waters of the Oman Sea, thereby increasing both cost and execution time.
Recently, members of Oman’s Shura Council called for fuel prices to be fixed annually instead of monthly and to help low income families afford fuel. (Shutterstock)
February 07, 2017 - 05:28 GMT
The General Federation of Oman Trade Unions has urged the government to help alleviate the impact of the fuel price hike on the poorest segments of society.
Ali Al Habsi
February 02, 2017 - 17:43 GMT
Three members of Oman national team goalkeeper and captain Ali Al Habsi’s family were killed in a road accident in Saudi Arabia, Oman’s Al Nasr Club tweeted on its official account.
Major projects of Oman Oil Company include the Duqm gas pipeline, a mega crude storage facility at Ras Al Markaz and several other projects in Duqm free zone.  (Wikimedia Commons)
February 01, 2017 - 13:00 GMT
The $1 billion investment is being planned by Oman’s state investment arm, Oman Oil Company, and its subsidiaries to build various projects this year, including various oil and gas projects across the country.