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.
A key modification includes finding a new route for the pipeline to avoid waters controlled by the United Arab Emirates. (File photo)
September 18, 2016 - 09:00 GMT
The budget for the proposed Iran-Oman pipeline has been revised following a design modification and change of planned route.
Surveys from Al Mahab indicating the presence of copper ore, reportedly containing a yield of 23.47 per cent metal. (Wikimedia Commons)
September 15, 2016 - 08:04 GMT
Mining firm Savannah Resources has found deposits of between 10.7-29 million tonnes of copper ore in two of its blocks, located approximately 180 kilometres northwest from Muscat.
The project is strategically located in Mawaleh in Muscat. (File photo)
September 11, 2016 - 08:00 GMT
Mazaya Residences, a residential and commercial development, will boast of 300 residential units in various sizes and designs with prices starting at $98,000.
Oman is facing a construction crisis due to the oil price dip leading to salary delays and other issues. (File photo for illustrative purposes only)
September 08, 2016 - 08:00 GMT
More than 80 jobless construction workers without food or medical support cannot leave the country as their visas have expired, despite awaiting overdue salaries.
Medicines for heat-related ailments are not covered under insurance, which makes the workers reluctant to pay from their pocket and this eventually worsens their condition. (File photo)
September 06, 2016 - 10:00 GMT
Oman's current labor laws for outdoor workers do not take into account warmer-than-normal months outside June-August, leading to mid-day break violation fines and a rise in heat-related ailments.
A successful IPO can improve Kunooz Oman’s access to capital and new mining opportunities in Oman and overseas. (Shutterstock)
September 04, 2016 - 05:34 GMT
Kunooz Oman, one of the largest mining companies in the country, has obtained an initial approval to offer at least a 25 per cent stake.
The bedouins in Al Sharqiyah have complained about noisy tourists, who camp near their tents. (
September 01, 2016 - 07:52 GMT
Officials mull a draft restricting access to the tourist areas in Al Sharqiyah sands following recent complaints from Oman's bedouin community.
Republic of Ireland's Robbie Keane signed off his international career with a goal in an easy 4-0 win over Oman.
September 01, 2016 - 03:50 GMT
Republic of Ireland's Robbie Keane signed off his international career with a goal in an easy 4-0 win over Oman.