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Passenger traffic in MENA is expected to grow between 7 per cent to 10 per cent per annum next year. (File photo)
December 08, 2016 - 09:00 GMT
As part of Air Arabia's plans to add five aircraft a year through to 2020, the budget airline has announced expansion plans for its operations in Oman.
Pim Verbeek
December 06, 2016 - 18:59 GMT
Dutchman Pim Verbeek, who was on Sunday named by the Oman Football Association (OFA) as the front-runner to take over as the national team coach, is expected to arrive in Muscat this week.
The victorious Al Ittifaq Club players receive the trophy from H H Mona bint Fahad al Said at the awards ceremony held at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex on Tuesday (Photo: Muscat Daily)
December 01, 2016 - 15:44 GMT
A new chapter in Oman's football history was written on Tuesday when the Oman Football Association (OFA) successfully concluded the inaugural edition of the women's futsal league at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex.
Impression of Mina Sultan Qaboos Waterfront Project. (OmanGBNews)
December 01, 2016 - 14:01 GMT
Omran holds 51 percent of the operating company launched to develop the 64-hectare Mina Al Sultan Qaboos Waterfront and is launching the first phase of development while waiting for potential partners to come onboard.
The Oman Hockey Association logo
November 30, 2016 - 16:01 GMT
The newly-elected board of the Oman Hockey Association (OHA) under Talib al Wahaibi is keen to develop hockey in public and private schools involving expatriate and Omani children.
An automated system can streamline the recruitment process and combat hidden trade. (File photo)
November 30, 2016 - 07:30 GMT
A new automated job database proposed by Tanfeedh would allow employers to search and recruit qualified Omani staff instead of hiring expat labor.
Oman Football Association logo
November 29, 2016 - 16:47 GMT
Following the departure of Spain's Juan Ramon Lopez Caro as Oman national football team coach, the Oman Football Association (OFA) has begun its hunt for the former Real Madrid coach's successor.
At the moment, visas can take up to 12 months to be processed and migrant workers have to come to Oman on specific full-time work visas for a period of two years.  (Shutterstock)
November 29, 2016 - 11:00 GMT
Oman plans to introduce a ‘one window' approach to visa issuance, which would reduce the labour clearance process from months to five working days in an effort to speed up the labor market.
Bilateral trade between Oman and Iran is likely to touch $5 billion within five years, from the current $1 billion.  (File photo)
November 29, 2016 - 08:00 GMT
Oman is set to bypass the UAE as Iran's biggest trading partner in MENA.
Fatma al Nabhani (Photo: beinsports)
November 27, 2016 - 16:16 GMT
Oman's star Fatma al Nabhani was the favourite to claim the title at the Arab Tennis Championship that is under way at the Moroccan capital of Rabat.
Fatma Al Nabhani (Photo: emaratalyoum.com)
November 24, 2016 - 16:07 GMT
Oman are assured of at least one medal at the ongoing Arab Tennis Championship as Fatma Al Nabhani eased into the women’s singles final in Rabat, Morocco on Wednesday.
Fairouz's face lit up on the ancient ruins of Baalbeck. (YouTube)
November 24, 2016 - 09:26 GMT
what a beautiful gesture.
Fatma Al Nabhani
November 23, 2016 - 16:54 GMT
Omani star Fatma Al Nabhani stormed into the singles semifinals of the ongoing Arab Tennis Championships in Morocco on Monday.
Oman's Ministry of Finance has issued 20 circulars so far this year aimed at controlling and managing spending.
November 23, 2016 - 10:33 GMT
Plans for the oil-rich sultanate’s 2017 budget will include a new raft of austerity measures as the projected average price of a barrel of oil remains set to languish at $45 next year.
The central bank chief noted that there has been no growth in the restructuring of loans by borrowers. (File photo)
November 22, 2016 - 09:30 GMT
In a bid to boost the flow of credit to productive sectors, the specific provisions of restructured loans have been relaxed from 15 percent to 5 percent for 2016.
Fatma Al Nabhani (Photo: muscatdaily.com)
November 20, 2016 - 15:50 GMT
A battling Fatma Al Nabhani settled for runners-up place in the singles competition of the $10,000 Rabat ITF Pro Circuit tournament in Morocco on Saturday.