Oman

September 30, 2013

Oman and Iran talk of potential fuel deal. [presstv.ir]
08:46 GMT

Oman hopeful at the prospect of US lifting economic sanctions from Iran thus enabling fuel agreements.

September 17, 2013

Al Khonji fears that in the event of shortage of staff and inability to hire expensive Omani manpower, some of the smaller businesses will be left with no choice but to close down.
13:16 GMT

In an effort to create more job opportunities for the nationals, the Omani government has changed visa regulations, under which only those expatriates earning more than 600 riyals per month will be eligible to bring their wives and children.

September 9, 2013

The Royal Opera House Muscat will launch its exciting new season on September 14. (Image: Facebook)
12:36 GMT

This week, the Royal Opera House Muscat will begin its new season, introducing over 40 outstanding Arabic and international events by world-class artistes and companies.

Hamad al Fardan and Louay al Majed are two finalists in the music competition (Image: Facebook
10:07 GMT

Volkswagen is ready to make an Arab famous. A heated music competition is down to two finalists, Hamad al Fardan and Louay al Majed. Which one's got your vote?

September 4, 2013

Sharia-compliant properties have a specific market, mainly in the GCC region.
12:00 GMT

The Sultanate's first Sharia-compliant 'alcohol-free' five-star hotel, Muscat Grand Millennium Hotel, will open for guests next year.

September 3, 2013

Sami Yusuf sings his heart out (Image: Courtesy of Times of Oman)
07:13 GMT

In a performance that can only described as epic, British singer-songwriter Sami Yusuf wowed the whole crowd in Muscat last Friday night.

August 28, 2013

Sultan Qaboos Bin Said of Oman (Getty)
12:08 GMT

On the sidelines of the visit, the governments of the Sultanate and Iran signed a number of agreements of co-operation in the fields of oil and gas.

August 22, 2013

Oman has two full-fledged Islamic banks, Bank Nizwa and Al Izz Islamic Bank, as well as several Islamic windows from conventional lenders.
16:01 GMT

ODB, which had a net loan portfolio of 100 million rials ($260 million) as of August 2012, already offers interest-free loans of up to 5,000 rials but they are technically not sharia-compliant.

August 17, 2013

Oman to play EPL teams next month
13:03 GMT

The Oman Football Association (OFA) has announced two new fixtures as part of their ...

August 13, 2013

Royal House Muscat is drawing the attention of the world.
09:41 GMT

Magnificent architecture and world-class performances have placed The Royal Opera House Muscat (ROHM) on the international circuit of classy culture.

August 4, 2013

Year-on-year credit growth was as high as 19.4 per cent in the first half of 2012, which market experts expect to stay in the single digits this year.
13:52 GMT

Growth in total lending of Oman's six listed commercial banks declined to 7.5 per cent in the first half of 2013 as retail loans slowed down significantly due to regulatory restrictions.

Whilst the growth in number of tourists was impressive, the actual number could be even higher
12:06 GMT

Showing growth and dynamism, tourist arrivals from Australia into Oman grew by 71.2 per cent in 2012.

August 2, 2013

Sami Yusuf is coming you, Oman!
05:00 GMT

The Sultan Qaboos University has never sounded so good as it will August 30th with the presence of "Islam's biggest rock star", Sami Yusuf ready to rock!

July 31, 2013

Oman Cement's total sales declined 2.6 per cent to RO27.33mn from RO28.06mn
08:43 GMT

Oman Cement Co posted a 3.1 per cent growth in net profit for the first half of 2013 to RO9.3mn against a net profit of RO9mn in the same period last year.

July 30, 2013

The oil marketing companies are also expected to continue their track record of high dividend payouts as their balance sheets and cash positions stay strong
06:41 GMT

The total sales revenue of Oman's three oil marketing companies grew by just 3.1 per cent to RO510mn in the first six months of 2013 against RO494.3mn in the corresponding period last year.