Projects such as the Iran-Oman gas pipeline, Iran-Oman shipping line and $250M worth of Iranian shopping mall projects to be developed by Omani investors are expected to further bilateral ties. (Twitter)
October 17, 2016 - 13:00 GMT
Oman and Iran are taking steps to boost trade from one billion dollars annually to up to five billion within five years.
The decision to walk away from the merger comes four months after the banks agreed terms of the share-swap ratio for the deal. (Twitter)
October 17, 2016 - 09:00 GMT
A proposed merger that would have created Oman's second largest bank has been scrapped as talks between Bank Dhofar and Bank Sohar collapse.
The revised tariffs are seen as a strong incentive to reduce overall consumption. (File photo)
October 13, 2016 - 10:00 GMT
Electricity costs for government, commercial and industrial users in Oman are set to rise on January 1, 2017 under a revised tariff structure.
Al Hoota used to attract around 75,000 visitors annually before it was closed for renovation. (YouTube)
October 10, 2016 - 11:39 GMT
Ziplining, caving, rock climbing and a rope course will be featured at Oman's Al Hoota Cave to boost tourism.
Located about 4 km from the Muscat International Airport, the new convention centre is part of Madinat Al Irfan Urban Development. (Twitter)
October 10, 2016 - 06:57 GMT
Omran's new development is designed to international standards with 19 meeting rooms, 2 ballrooms, and a multi-purpose space with lighting and acoustics for concerts.

Muscat Securities Market has been facing low liquidity with the average daily traded volumes hovering around OMR2 million last month, while the average daily turnover was around OMR4 million since the beginning of the year. (File photo)
October 05, 2016 - 09:00 GMT
Oman's reduction in fees for day traders is intended to increase participation in the market and enhance liquidity.
Sheikh Salim al Wahaibi (Photo: Muscat Daily)
October 02, 2016 - 16:27 GMT
Sheikh Salim al Wahaibi formally took over the reins of the Oman Football Association (OFA) on Thursday after the conclusion of the board elections for the 2016-2020 term at the OFA's general assembly at a Muscat hotel.
The adoption of shorter contracts in Oman is leaving workers worried about their futures, with loans to repay. (File photo)
September 29, 2016 - 05:35 GMT
The economic slowdown is forcing companies to offer six-month contracts, affecting both skilled and unskilled workers, expats and Omanis alike.
Photo: Muscat Daily
September 26, 2016 - 14:48 GMT
Coca-Cola has officially announced its sponsorship of the Oman national football team in an exclusive sponsorship agreement with the Oman Football Association (OFA).
An overstaying expat will have to pay OMR30 at the immigration counter at the airport and OMR18 at the Ministry of Manpower counter for every month they remain in Oman. (Dhaka Tribune)
September 26, 2016 - 11:30 GMT
Government and trade union officials in Oman have called on construction companies to pay overdue salaries and send expat workers home instead of leaving them in dire and illegal circumstances.
Assaf won Arab Idol in 2013. (Facebook)
September 25, 2016 - 10:39 GMT
Palestinian singer Mohammed Assaf to perform at ROHM on October 8
GCC governments are also considering a proposal to raise tobacco tariffs across the region. (Shutterstock)
September 21, 2016 - 06:17 GMT
The tax on cigarettes and tobacco products in Oman has been raised for the first time in 17 years as the country seeks to raise revenues and bridge its budget deficit.
Al Hooti believes that raids will not solve the issue of black market workers in Oman while middlemen allegedly are involved in the selling of visas. (File photo)
September 20, 2016 - 06:30 GMT
Employees, employers and the current recruitment system is allowing the black market of workers to thrive, according to an Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry board member.

With an increase of 16.7 per cent in the number of tourists coming into Oman in 2015, India is a crucial market for Oman. (Oman Ministry of Tourism)
September 19, 2016 - 13:00 GMT
Oman's Ministry of Tourism is organizing a four-city roadshow in India, with a focus on destination weddings and MICE.
H E Sheikh Saad al Saadi inaugurates the Barcelona Soccer Academy Oman on Saturday (Photo: Muscat Daily)
September 18, 2016 - 15:44 GMT
Football with fun will be the mantra at the Barcelona Soccer Academy (BSA) Oman, which was launched in the sultanate on Saturday.
Oman's labor ministry claims that work clearances for women are open but are regulated 'because the aim is to protect women'. (Times of Oman)
September 18, 2016 - 12:00 GMT
Oman's labor ministry claims that new visas for expat women are not banned, but the acquisition process appears to be slow and difficult.