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Tourist visa can now be availed for as short as 10-day visa, one month, and one year tourist visa. (Shutterstock)
June 25, 2018 - 12:45 GMT
The Sultanate of Oman has announced major changes to the visa rules for visitors and expats to bring more tourists as well as to attract more foreign investors to the country.
The number of female doctors rose from 2,053 in 2012 to 2,403 in 2016. (Shutterstock)
June 19, 2018 - 08:55 GMT
More local and expat female doctors are joining Oman’s healthcare sector, according to a study published by a team from Oman’s Ministry of Health.
The biggest demographic change was seen in the number of expatriates living in Oman, which fell by over 43,000 to 2,035,952 from the 2,079,338 recorded on June 16, 2017. (Shutterstock)
June 18, 2018 - 08:36 GMT
Oman's expatriate population in June fell by over 43,000 people to 2,035,952, when compared to the same period last year, according to the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI)'s population clock.
Citizens who earn up to OMR 950 a month will be able to benefit from the fuel subsidy system starting August 1, 2018.
June 12, 2018 - 06:58 GMT
Nearly 69 per cent of all working Omanis will be able to benefit from the National Fuel Subsidy System following a decision by the Council of Ministers to raise the system’s minimum salary requirements.
The signing of the MoU stems from the excellent relations between Qatar and Oman, and their keenness to promote cooperation in the fields of science and higher education on the basis of the principle of mutual interest. (Shutterstock)
June 11, 2018 - 10:32 GMT
Qatar and Oman have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to enhance and develop cooperation in the fields of science, higher education and technology.
Omanisation policies are not helping the private sector, according to the government body overseeing the Sultanate’s diversification plans. (Shutterstock)
June 11, 2018 - 09:22 GMT
Omanisation policies are not helping the private sector, according to the government body overseeing the Sultanate’s diversification plans.
Oman's government is planning to permit the recruitment of non-Omani workers under temporary employment licenses in specific specialised jobs for a set period of time. (Shutterstock)
June 07, 2018 - 09:38 GMT
Oman's government is planning to permit the recruitment of non-Omani workers under temporary employment licenses in specific specialised jobs for a set period of time.
Oman had 2.60 million social media users as of January 2018, covering a total of 55 per cent of the Sultanate’s population. (Shutterstock)
June 03, 2018 - 10:43 GMT
The total number of social media users in Oman has grown by over 600,000 since January 2017, according to new research from social media management platform Hootsuite.
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May 29, 2018 - 15:20 GMT
The man credited to leading Oman to its second Gulf Cup title in January this year, Pim Verbeek of the Netherlands...
The Ministry of Manpower has issued three ministerial decisions — Nos. 206/2018, 207/2018, and 208/2018 — to extend the ban on the temporary recruitment of non-Omani manpower. (Shutterstock)
May 28, 2018 - 13:30 GMT
The Ministry of Manpower announced a six-month extension to the temporary visa ban on expats in Oman working in three different professions.
The Sultanate's production of crude oil and condensates till the end of April 2018 stood at 116,065,000 barrels. (Shutterstock)
May 27, 2018 - 07:48 GMT
The statistics showed that the total exports of the Sultanate's crude oil and its condensates till the end of April 2018 stood at 98,540,200 barrels, comprising a rise by 1.1%.
The number of home businesses registered has almost doubled in a year. (Shutterstock)
May 14, 2018 - 09:02 GMT
The fee to commercially register a home business is only OMR3 for three years, allowing business owners to keep their overheads low.
Oman’s rapidly expanding retail sector could generate up to 54,000 jobs. (Shutterstock)
May 13, 2018 - 11:00 GMT
Oman’s rapidly expanding retail sector could generate up to 54,000 jobs for the next generations of professionals, says a top retail advisor in the Sultanate.
The plan is to bring various e-services under one umbrella and make paying for these disparate services easier. (Shutterstock)
May 07, 2018 - 09:00 GMT
One of the major challenges for Oman is to not just use innovations to drive the economy but to merge said innovations, an expert said.
The MoM revealed that 26,103 citizens had been employed in the private and public sectors. (Shutterstock)
May 02, 2018 - 14:00 GMT
More than 26,000 Omanis have found jobs as part of the country’s major recruitment drive aimed at tackling high unemployment numbers among locals, according to an announcement by the Ministry of Manpower (MoM), local daily Times of Oman reported.
Soldier man's mobile launcher of the US-made TOW anti-tank missiles. (AFP/ File Photo)
May 02, 2018 - 13:22 GMT
Raytheon has been tapped by the U.S. Army for anti-tank missiles for the governments of Oman and Taiwan.