Oman

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.

January 27, 2014

Yo-Yo Ma and his Silk Road Ensemble show 'em how it's done at the Royal Opera House Muscat on Wednesday (Image: Facebook)
11:13 GMT

We've heard his name tingle our eyes from nearly every corner of the globe, and now the famed cellist and his Silk Road Ensemble have made a notable stop in Oman, visiting Muscat music students.

January 26, 2014

Sales contracts came the second with its amount reaching OMR647.9 million by the end November 2013
09:28 GMT

The traded value of property grew by 21.5 per cent to OMR1,945.7 million for the first eleven months ending November 2013.

January 23, 2014

These two are gonna get the party started tonight at the Muscat Festival, along with Mohammad Abdo.
08:43 GMT

It's time to get the party started in Muscat! Concerts at the City Amphitheatre tonight are only the beginning of the fun to come between now and February 22.

January 20, 2014

Muscat Festival attendees will see live in concert Carmen Suleiman and Majed Al Mohandes this year.
12:11 GMT

Music and sports, that's what the youth want! No food festival or fashion week at this year's Muscat Festival, but there will be Majed Al Mohandes and Carmen Suleiman in concert!