Oman

October 16, 2014

Key government agencies will present a snapshot of opportunities across Oman’s high growth sectors as well as the strategic roadmaps for the development of each sector.
00:52 GMT

As much as $145 billion worth of projects are currently under way or will be awarded in Oman, according to MEED projects, the region’s leading projects tracker.

September 3, 2014

 Iran has agreed to export 20 million cubic meters per day (mcm/d) of gas to Oman, Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said.
20:26 GMT

Oman began importing Qatari gas in 2007, but its demand has risen rapidly since then, threatening its LNG exports and pushing Muscat back to the negotiating table with Tehran.

Tareq Al Ali's health is on the up and up. (Image: Facebook)
09:43 GMT

High fever and a severe case of the flu sent the Kuwaiti comedian actor to the hospital recently.

City Centre Muscat will have 60 new stores and a new dining zone, following the expansion project (Image: Blogspot)
09:01 GMT

Leading Dubai developer Majid Al Futtaim announced plans to expand a retail mall in Oman's capital, Muscat, including 60 shopping and dining options.

September 1, 2014

The Starbucks program is currently available in Bahrain, Kuwait, UAE, Qatar, Oman, Saudi, Lebanon, Jordan and Egypt (File/AFP)
08:15 GMT

Global coffee chain Starbucks launched a 'Branded Solutions' scheme, where businesses in the MENA region can supply quality coffee to the workplace.

August 26, 2014

Oman uses two different contracts to sell its crude
06:58 GMT

Oman's crude oil exports to China have continued to soar amid the economic giant’s rising demand for energy and its increasing reliance on Middle Eastern oil supplies.

August 14, 2014

The company said it plans to float a tender, inviting bids from pre-qualified companies for constructing the first package of the 170-km Sohar-Buraimi route this month.
22:51 GMT

The Oman Railway Company (ORC) unveiled a list of pre-qualified consortiums to undertake its national railway project on Wednesday, according to a report by theTimes of Oman.

August 13, 2014

Old school actor Nour El Sherif will be one of the faces at the forum later this week. (Image: Facebook)
00:47 GMT

Film fanatics will enjoy all the drama at Dhofar Arab Film Forum that runs August 16 to 20.

July 1, 2014

S&P noted that hydrocarbon revenues constitute almost 46 per cent of nominal GDP and three-quarters of total exports of the six GCC nations.
04:55 GMT

Increasing dependence of the GCC states on oil revenues poses a rising credit risk, a new survey by S&P says.

June 26, 2014

Sultan Qaboos, who has been ruling Oman since 1970, responded by suspending the rules based on his understanding of the needs of the public, ONA reported.
22:57 GMT

Oman’s ruler Sultan Qaboos bin Said has put on hold the government’s decision to scrap price controls for most products after a public uproar triggered an intervention by his consultative council, state news agency ONA said.

Oman has significantly increased state spending on healthcare in recent years, although it has also encouraged the private sector to take on a greater role.
01:14 GMT

Oman has set aside $3.38 billion in its 2014 healthcare budget, more than double the $1.3 billion spent last year, in part to sharpen its focus on combating non-communicable diseases, such as diabetes, hypertension and obesity, said a report.

June 25, 2014


The Business Insider World’s Best Airlines list was compiled using the criteria of the quality of the passenger experience and the airline’s punctuality
13:06 GMT

Oman Air achieved ninth place in the list, beating many of the best-known giants of the aviation industry, in areas such as its passenger experience.

June 5, 2014

Abdullah bin Nasser Al Harrasi (left) explained the programming for the upcoming Oman TV Ramadan season (Photo: Hussein Muqbali / TIMES OF OMAN).
07:00 GMT

We're pretty pumped about the cultural, entertainment and religious television programmes that will be telecast during the Holy Month of Ramadan on Oman TV.

June 1, 2014

With its focus on education and vocational training, the delegation met officials of Omani universities, training institutes and businessmen
10:07 GMT

An Austrian delegation recently visited Oman with the aim of exploring possible tie-ups in the education sector.

May 20, 2014

HH Sayyid Kamil Al Said, ROHM Board Member, is leading the announcement of the new 2014/2015 season.
05:00 GMT

The 2014-15 ROHM season has been officially slipped out. Take a look!