Oman

March 12, 2014

Energy development in Oman is one of the key areas that the EPC contracts over the next five years will target (Courtesy of Arabian Oil and Gas)
05:00 GMT

Over the next five years, Oman will award engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts worth $65 billion.

March 9, 2014

In 2012, Oman exported about OMR3.5 billion worth of non-oil commodities
09:55 GMT

Oman has set a target to increase by 15 per cent the value of its non-oil exports this year.

March 5, 2014

"12 Years A Slave" is playing in a Muscat multiplex, but many are opting not to see it. (Image: Facebook)
12:18 GMT

The multiplex screening films that won an Oscar is not that far away, but Muscat residents won't go the distance to do so.

March 4, 2014

My best is yet to come, says Oman football superstar Ali Al Habsi
22:53 GMT

Oman's football superstar Ali Al Habsi has come out openly to defend the Under-22 team that had a dismal show in the AFC Championship hosted in Muscat last month.

March 3, 2014

Bank Muscat will be the first bank in Oman to issue sukuk (Courtesy of Global Arab Network)
09:00 GMT

Bank Muscat is planning to issue its first Islamic bond by September, representing the first sukuk issue of an Omani bank.

March 2, 2014

India imports around 75 per cent of its crude oil
09:55 GMT

Energy-deficient India discussed the possibility of reviving a project for a deep sea pipeline connecting Oman and Iran to India.

February 18, 2014

Gas use at oilfields rose 4.9 per cent to 9,047mn m3 in 2013
07:55 GMT

The consumption of natural gas in the sultanate grew by 3.2 per cent in 2013, mainly on the increased use of gas in oilfields and growing demand from industrial projects.

February 13, 2014

Oman's tourism sector has been exponentially growing over recent years, placing Muscat at the center of the industry in the GCC (File Archive)
08:46 GMT

You don't have to just take our word for it: data shows Oman's tourism is exponentially on the rise.

February 10, 2014

Oman plans to invest $1.3 billion in fisheries development up to 2020 (Courtesy of the BBC)
11:14 GMT

Saudi Arabia and Oman are "on top of the wave" of the Gulf's aquaculture industry.

Children at the Afghanistan National Institute of Music (Image courtesy of the institute's website)
07:12 GMT

The Afghanistan National Institute of Music is coming to Oman for the first time ever after accepting an invite from the Opera House of Muscat.

February 9, 2014

Oman Football Association confirms tie-up with Kappa
20:36 GMT

Oman Football Association on Saturday confirmed that in partnership with Victory Sports and it’s Taj brand, it has teamed up with the Italian sports apparel manufacturer, Kappa, according to a press release.

February 5, 2014

The firm said its “business would run as usual” and directors “do not expect any financial implications on the company due to this development”.
18:08 GMT

Oman’s National Gas Co SAOG confirmed on Wednesday that its chief executive had been detained by the public prosecutor over suspected bribery.

February 3, 2014

Construction work of the new Muscat and Salalah airports has been divided into 11 contracts
09:03 GMT

Over 70 per cent of the construction work at the new Muscat International Airport has been completed

February 2, 2014

Sherine singing her heart out at the ROHM. (Image: Facebook)
09:23 GMT

Egyptian songstress Sherine Abdel Wahhab said hello to the Royal Opera House Muscat last week and won the hearts of the audience with romantic numbers.

Oman has the main ingredients to be not only an international player, but also a hub for trade and transit
08:59 GMT

Oman’s efforts aimed at building trade infrastructure and diversifying its economy will help the country become a major player in global trade.