Oman

Country Oman
Capital Muscat
Continent Asia
Currency Rial(OMR)
Languages Arabic

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The inhabitants of the area of Oman have long prospered on Indian Ocean trade. In the late 18th century, a newly established sultanate in Muscat signed the first in a series of friendship treaties with Britain. Over time, Oman's dependence on British political and military advisors increased, but it never became a British colony. In 1970, QABOOS bin Said al-Said overthrew the restrictive rule of his father; he has ruled as sultan ever since. His extensive modernization program has opened the country to the outside world while preserving the longstanding close ties with the UK. Oman's moderate, independent foreign policy has sought to maintain good relations with all Middle Eastern countries.

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Oman accident: 4 expats killed in car crash - Times of OmanOman accident: 4 expats killed in car crash  Times of Oman

Muscat: Four expats were killed and two others seriously injured in a car crash in Jabal Al Akhdar, the Royal Oman Police (ROP) has confirmed. According to the ...



This castle in Manah is an example of Oman's traditional architecture - Times of OmanThis castle in Manah is an example of Oman's traditional architecture  Times of Oman

Manah: 'Al Faiqain' Castle in the Wilayat of Manah in the Governorate of A'Dakhiliyah, with its high towers standing in the middle of 'Al Faiqain' village, ...



Galaxy S10 series now available in Oman - Times of OmanGalaxy S10 series now available in Oman  Times of Oman

Muscat: Don't miss your chance to be among the first in the Sultanate of Oman to own the latest Samsung Galaxy S10+, Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10e.



New hospital plan at old Muscat airport site - Times of OmanNew hospital plan at old Muscat airport site  Times of Oman

Muscat: The old Muscat airport building is set to be transformed into an operational hub, which will include a training centre, a hospital, and a point for private jet ...



Sailing: Oman Sail skills programme boost employability - Times of OmanSailing: Oman Sail skills programme boost employability  Times of Oman

MUSCAT: Oman Sail's corporate personal development programme, Zimam, is organising a three-day physical outdoor activities and practical experiential ...



Iran navy conducts “massive drill” in Persian Gulf, Sea of Oman - The Jerusalem PostIran navy conducts “massive drill” in Persian Gulf, Sea of Oman  The Jerusalem Post

The Iranian navy is no match for the US navy, which has major assets in the Persian Gulf, but Iran's display is meant to show that its locally-designed ships and ...



His Majesty sends condolences to Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh - Times of OmanHis Majesty sends condolences to Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh  Times of Oman

Muscat: His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said has sent a cable of condolences and sympathy to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin ...



Oman plays a critical role in regional peace, stability: UK Defence Secretary - Times of OmanOman plays a critical role in regional peace, stability: UK Defence Secretary  Times of Oman

MUSCAT:Oman has a critical role to play in maintaining regional peace and stability, according to the UK's Secretary of State for Defence Gavin Williamson.



Video: Several parts of Sultanate receive rain - Times of OmanVideo: Several parts of Sultanate receive rain  Times of Oman

Muscat: A number of wilayats in the northern parts of Sultanate recieved rain on Satarday, the Public Authority for Civil Aviation (PACA) has informed.



Video: Oman has more than 20000 hotel rooms - Times of OmanVideo: Oman has more than 20000 hotel rooms  Times of Oman

There were more than 22,000 hotel rooms spread across the Sultanate up until the end of 2018, the Ministry of Tourism announced. There are 412 hotel ...



Infiltrators arrested and deported from Oman - Times of OmanInfiltrators arrested and deported from Oman  Times of Oman

Muscat: The Royal Oman Police (ROP), arrested 106 infiltrators of different nationalities for entering the country illegally. It also deported 127 infiltrators.



Oman may cut borrowing as it turns to asset sales,Oman - Muscat DailyOman may cut borrowing as it turns to asset sales,Oman  Muscat Daily

Oman plans to slash its borrowing requirements for 2019 by as much as 70 per cent and rely on asset sales to plug its budget deficits, according to a senior ...



Iran’s large-scale naval drill kicks off in Sea of Oman - Mehr News Agency - English VersionIran’s large-scale naval drill kicks off in Sea of Oman  Mehr News Agency - English Version

TEHRAN, Feb. 22 (MNA) – Iranian naval forces on Fri. started a massive three-day drill, codenamed 'Velayat 97', in the Sea of Oman and the Indian Ocean, with ...



Oman to Slash Borrowing Plan by as Much as 70% This Year - BloombergOman to Slash Borrowing Plan by as Much as 70% This Year  Bloomberg

Oman plans to slash its borrowing requirements for 2019 by as much as 70 percent and rely on asset sales to plug one of the largest budget deficits among oil ...



Credit extended by banks reaches OMR25.1bn - Times of OmanCredit extended by banks reaches OMR25.1bn  Times of Oman

Muscat: The banking sector in the Sultanate continued to witness reasonable growth and support economic diversification initiatives, including providing ...



First day of Muscat Book Fair exceeds 73000 visitors - Times of OmanFirst day of Muscat Book Fair exceeds 73000 visitors  Times of Oman

Muscat: More than 70,000 people visited the the 24th edition of Muscat International Book Fair on the first day. The entrances to the event were packed on Friday ...



UK Secures Naval Base in Oman - The Maritime ExecutiveUK Secures Naval Base in Oman  The Maritime Executive

Britain and Oman have signed a new joint defense agreement confirming the Royal Navys ability to cal...



Scotland tour of Oman: Hosts respond to 10-wicket loss to win by 93 runs - BBC SportScotland tour of Oman: Hosts respond to 10-wicket loss to win by 93 runs  BBC Sport

Scotland slip to a 93-run defeat by Oman in the second of their one day matches, just a day after bowling their opponents out for 24.



Two injured after fire breaks out at shopping mall in Oman - Times of OmanTwo injured after fire breaks out at shopping mall in Oman  Times of Oman

MUSCAT: Two people were reported to have injured in a fire that broke out at a shopping mall in the wilayat of Sohar, the Public Authority for Civil Defence and ...



Oman, UK sign agreement to bolster military ties - Oman - Muscat DailyOman, UK sign agreement to bolster military ties - Oman  Muscat Daily

Reaffirming the long-standing and historic relationship that binds Oman and the UK in various fields, both countries signed a Joint Defence Agreement (JDA) on ...



Uber cabs coming to Oman? - Times of OmanUber cabs coming to Oman?  Times of Oman

Global ride share *service* Uber will soon be operating in Oman, but only if they follow the regulations of the Sultanate, the Minister of Transport and ...



Non-Hodgkin lymphoma cause of concern in GCC - Oman - Muscat DailyNon-Hodgkin lymphoma cause of concern in GCC - Oman  Muscat Daily

Muscat, In 2018, 229 new cases of non-Hodgkin Lymphoma were reported in Oman, representing a total of 6.9 per cent prevalence amongst other forms of ...



Bank credit in Oman rises 6.4% in Dec 2018 - Oman - Muscat DailyBank credit in Oman rises 6.4% in Dec 2018 - Oman  Muscat Daily

Oman's banking sector witnessed reasonable growth in 2018 and supported the economic diversification initiatives including providing adequate credit to the ...



Worm-infested wood used to make furniture in Oman - Times of OmanWorm-infested wood used to make furniture in Oman  Times of Oman

Muscat: A furniture maker in Al Dhahira was caught red-handed using worm-infested wood and filthy materials when making their wares. A statement by the ...



Cricket: Ghazanfar stars in Enhance Eagles' victory - Times of OmanCricket: Ghazanfar stars in Enhance Eagles' victory  Times of Oman

MUSCAT: Veteran batsman Ghazanfar Iqbal slammed a sizzling century to steer MDC Enhance Eagles to a thumping 7-wicket victory against Glory Bower ...



Oman to welcome IGRC in 2020 - CIT MagazineOman to welcome IGRC in 2020  CIT Magazine

Read Oman to welcome IGRC in 2020 and the latest events news, destinations & venues on C&IT - Conference & Incentive Travel.



Football: Koeman replaces Verbeek as Oman head coach - Channel NewsAsiaFootball: Koeman replaces Verbeek as Oman head coach  Channel NewsAsia

Erwin Koeman has taken over from fellow Dutchman Pim Verbeek as head coach of Oman, the country's football association has said.



Oman first country in the Middle East to get this technology - Times of OmanOman first country in the Middle East to get this technology  Times of Oman

Muscat: For first time in the Middle East Oman Broadband Company will provide users with fiber optic cables which will run through water pipes, needing to ...



One arrested for killing woman in Oman - Times of OmanOne arrested for killing woman in Oman  Times of Oman

Muscat: A person has been arrested on charges of murdering a woman in Al Dakhiliyah governorate, the Royal Oman Police (ROP) reported. The ROP said in ...



10 arrested for smuggling in Oman - Times of Oman10 arrested for smuggling in Oman  Times of Oman

Muscat: Ten expats have been arrested for smuggling diesel and narcotic substances along the coasts of Musandam and Salalah. Royal Oman Police said in a ...



Shell inks gas development pact in Oman - Times of OmanShell inks gas development pact in Oman  Times of Oman

Muscat: An interim upstream agreement was signed detailing funding and a work programme for 2019 for the development of gas resources destined for ...



The Sultan of Oman: Middle East peacemaker - The TimesThe Sultan of Oman: Middle East peacemaker  The Times

Sultan Qaboos is the childless Arab autocrat and Anglophile leader of oil-rich Oman, the Gulf state that plays a key role in Middle Eastern diplomacy. But at 78 ...



Russia eyes Oman as mediator for regional crises - Al-MonitorRussia eyes Oman as mediator for regional crises  Al-Monitor

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov hosted talks in Moscow with his Omani counterpart Yusuf bin Alawi on Feb. 18. Lavrov and Alawi discussed the ...



Muscat, Oman: The perfect destination for first-timers to the Middle East - Stuff.co.nzMuscat, Oman: The perfect destination for first-timers to the Middle East  Stuff.co.nz

A night in the dunes, ancient bazaars, refreshing oases, countless cute camels and an ocean of smiles will make a trip to Oman a special event.



NCM warns of offshore wind, wave height in Oman Sea - Emirates 24|7NCM warns of offshore wind, wave height in Oman Sea  Emirates 24|7

The National Centre of Meteorology, NCM, has warned sea-goers in Oman Sea of *fresh* winds reaching up to 45 km/h.In a statement today, the centre said that ...



Oman can expect rain in the coming days - Times of OmanOman can expect rain in the coming days  Times of Oman

Muscat: Northern parts of the Sultanate including Muscat can expect rainfall over the next two days, the Public Authority for Civil Aviation ( PACA) announced.



34828 commercial activities registered in 2018 third quarter - Times of Oman34828 commercial activities registered in 2018 third quarter  Times of Oman

Muscat: The number of registered commercial activities during the third quarter of 2018 was 34,828 compared with 32,567 in the same period of 2017.



Video: Oman to get its first zoological park soon - Times of OmanVideo: Oman to get its first zoological park soon  Times of Oman

Muscat: The Ministry of Tourism said on Monday that work on the first zoological park in Oman is on track. “The work on Adam Safari Park in the Wilayat of Adam ...



Global smartphone sales stalled in 2018 fourth quarter - Times of OmanGlobal smartphone sales stalled in 2018 fourth quarter  Times of Oman

Muscat: Global sales of smartphones to end users stalled in the fourth quarter of 2018, totaling 408.40 million units — growth of just 0.1 per cent over the fourth ...



Omanis strongly favour locally produced food products, finds SQU study - Times of OmanOmanis strongly favour locally produced food products, finds SQU study  Times of Oman

Muscat: Omanis prefer locally produced food products, according to a recent study by Sultan Qaboos University (SQU). As part of her master's programme in the ...



These roads will be closed during Tour of Oman - Times of OmanThese roads will be closed during Tour of Oman  Times of Oman

Muscat: A single lane will be closed to traffic during the Tour of Oman, the Royal Oman Police has announced. ROP said in a statement: "Please follow the ...



Oman condemns terror attack in Egypt - Times of OmanOman condemns terror attack in Egypt  Times of Oman

A statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs read, "The Sultanate strongly condemns the terror blast near al Azhar in al Darb al Ahmar, Cairo, which led to ...



Rain expected in northern parts of Oman - Times of OmanRain expected in northern parts of Oman  Times of Oman

Muscat: Northern parts of the Sultanate can expect isolated rains and occasional thundershower starting this evening, Tuesday, February 19, 2019, the Public ...



Indians in Oman asked to contribute to families of Pulwama victims - Times of OmanIndians in Oman asked to contribute to families of Pulwama victims  Times of Oman

Muscat: India's embassy in Oman has asked Indian nationals living in the country to continue to send money to the families who lost their sons, fathers, ...



Ministry of Education: Coronavirus "hoax" aimed to stop school - Times of OmanMinistry of Education: Coronavirus "hoax" aimed to stop school  Times of Oman

Muscat: There are no cases of the MERS coronavirus in North al Batinah schools, according to the Directorate General of Education in Northern al Batinah.



Get your tourist visa to Oman one week before you arrive - Times of OmanGet your tourist visa to Oman one week before you arrive  Times of Oman

Muscat: Applicants for a tourist and express visas must apply one week before traveling to the Sultanate, the Royal Oman Police (ROP) said in a notice.



Expat arrested for bootlegging in Oman - Times of OmanExpat arrested for bootlegging in Oman  Times of Oman

Muscat: One person of Asian nationality has been arrested for possession and trading of alcoholic beverages illegally, Royal Oman Police reported on Sunday.



Omani company Galfar to sell all investments in India - Times of OmanOmani company Galfar to sell all investments in India  Times of Oman

Muscat: Galfar Engineering and Contracting Company has signed an agreement for the sale of all its investments in India at a cost of OMR 17.2 million, the ...



Thousands of expired tyres seized in Oman - Times of OmanThousands of expired tyres seized in Oman  Times of Oman

Muscat: The Directorate of Consumer Protection in Rustaq recently seized thousands of expired vehicle tyres in the wilayat of Rustaq. This came after inspectors ...



No measles deaths in Oman despite worldwide spike: Ministry - Times of OmanNo measles deaths in Oman despite worldwide spike: Ministry  Times of Oman

Muscat: No fatalities from measles cases have been recorded in Oman, despite a recent global spike in cases. While the number of official cases also increased ...



Four dead from MERS virus in Oman - Times of OmanFour dead from MERS virus in Oman  Times of Oman

Four people died in the Sultanate after being infected with the Middle–East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS CoV), the Ministry of Health revealed.



Over 500000 book titles on display at Muscat Book Fair - Times of OmanOver 500000 book titles on display at Muscat Book Fair  Times of Oman

Muscat: The Muscat Book Fair 2019 will open on February 21 at 10am for students and 2pm to 10pm for the general public, and features an array of books with ...



Oman embassy issues advisory on Bangkok's air pollution - Times of OmanOman embassy issues advisory on Bangkok's air pollution  Times of Oman

Muscat: Oman's embassy in Thailand has urged its citizens to take necessary precautions to ensure they protect themselves, as Bangkok's air pollution has been ...



Oman to replace scores of expat nurses as visa ban continues - ArabnewsOman to replace scores of expat nurses as visa ban continues  Arabnews

DUBAI: Scores of expat nurse are to be replaced by Omani nationals in the ongoing Omanization project aimed at getting more locals into work, Times of Oman ...



Alexey Lutsenko tightens grip on the Tour of Oman overall with second stage win - Cycling WeeklyAlexey Lutsenko tightens grip on the Tour of Oman overall with second stage win  Cycling Weekly

Astana extended their winning streak on Monday with Alexey Lutsenko winning his second consecutive stage of the Tour of Oman. The Kazakh champion ...



Real Madrid cost me millions, says Omani sports agent - Times of OmanReal Madrid cost me millions, says Omani sports agent  Times of Oman

Muscat: An Omani man who had signed an agreement to bring the Real Madrid legends team to Muscat for a match in 2014 has said that the failure of the ...



Bank Muscat holds field visits to review 2019 Green Sports applications - Times of OmanBank Muscat holds field visits to review 2019 Green Sports applications  Times of Oman

MUSCAT: Bank Muscat, the flagship financial services provider in the Sultanate, in step with its vision 'To serve you better, everyday' and commitment to support ...



Classics stars relish crosswinds chaos at Tour of Oman - Cyclingnews.comClassics stars relish crosswinds chaos at Tour of Oman  Cyclingnews.com

The Tour of Oman is widely used by Classics riders to prepare for the spring campaign, with the 'opening weekend' of Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and ...



Vehicle insurance app to be launched in Oman soon - Times of OmanVehicle insurance app to be launched in Oman soon  Times of Oman

Muscat: A new application will be launched to enable citizens and resident to insure vehicles electronically in coordination with the concerned authorities, Royal ...



Omantel participates in 2019 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona,Oman - Muscat DailyOmantel participates in 2019 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona,Oman  Muscat Daily

Omantel announced that it will participate in 2019 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona (MWC19) with a high-level delegation, which is set to start on Monday.



One arrested for car drifting in Oman - Times of OmanOne arrested for car drifting in Oman  Times of Oman

The accused was drifting in the Wilayat of Rustaq. In a statement online, ROP said, “The police command of the southern Batinah, represented by the Special ...



Kristoff crashes out of Tour of Oman finale with deep arm wound - Cyclingnews.comKristoff crashes out of Tour of Oman finale with deep arm wound  Cyclingnews.com

Alexander Kristoff was targeting a second successive win on the Mattrah Corniche on the final stage of the Tour of Oman, and hoping to book-end his 2019 race ...



Ancient Cousins of Arabic Survive in Oman—but for How Long? - Al-Fanar MediaAncient Cousins of Arabic Survive in Oman—but for How Long?  Al-Fanar Media

I used to think that Arabic was the only language native to the Arabian Peninsula. As a student of Arabic, I learned how the ancient grammarians built the rules of ...



ROP make two arrests in Dhofar - Times of OmanROP make two arrests in Dhofar  Times of Oman

Muscat: Police arrested one expat on charges of attempted murder and another for selling alcohol in Dhofar governorate. The Department of Criminal ...



Coronavirus hoax call was attempt to shut down schools: Education chiefs - Times of OmanCoronavirus hoax call was attempt to shut down schools: Education chiefs  Times of Oman

There are no cases of the MERS coronavirus in North al Batinah schools, according to the Directorate General of Education in Northern al Batinah. “This seems ...



His Majesty Sultan Qaboos gives audience to UK Defence Secretary - Times of OmanHis Majesty Sultan Qaboos gives audience to UK Defence Secretary  Times of Oman

MUSCAT: His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said gave an audience to British Secretary of Defence Gavin Williamson at Bait Al Barakah on Thursday evening.



Oman papers ignore Netanyahu-Omani FM meeting: 5 things to know from past week - The Times of IsraelOman papers ignore Netanyahu-Omani FM meeting: 5 things to know from past week  The Times of Israel

Jordanian columnist defends kingdom's participation in Warsaw summit; ex-PA minister laments Israeli Arab party disunity; former PA official says Hamas-Fatah ...



Oman condemns terror attack in India - Times of OmanOman condemns terror attack in India  Times of Oman

MUSCAT: Oman on Friday condemned the terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district that killed at least 40 personnel from India's paramilitary police ...



Experience Oman's awe-inspiring landscapes - Telegraph.co.ukExperience Oman's awe-inspiring landscapes  Telegraph.co.uk

Experience nature at its very best in Oman – breathtaking views and awe-inspiring landscapes. It's the ultimate holiday destination.



Be'ah uses waste to build football fields in Oman - Times of OmanBe'ah uses waste to build football fields in Oman  Times of Oman

An online statement by Be'ah, which is also known as the Oman Environmental Services Holding Company, read, “Be'ah has continued its projects on Al Seeb ...



One arrested for reckless driving in Oman - Times of OmanOne arrested for reckless driving in Oman  Times of Oman

Muscat: The Royal Oman Police (ROP) has arrested one person for drifting and driving in a reckless manner in Dhofar. According to officials, the accused was ...



More than 200 expat workers arrested in Oman - Times of OmanMore than 200 expat workers arrested in Oman  Times of Oman

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Cobblestone stars continue classics build-up in Oman - VeloNewsCobblestone stars continue classics build-up in Oman  VeloNews

Classics riders like 2017 Roubaix champion Greg Van Avermaet are keen to hone their form at Tour of Oman and other Middle Eastern races. The battles on ...



C & C Constructions jumps 10% on orders from government and Oman - Moneycontrol.comC & C Constructions jumps 10% on orders from government and Oman  Moneycontrol.com

Its joint venture company C & C ESM also received order from Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India for total value of Rs 124.2 crore.



Two arrested for insurance fraud in Oman - Times of OmanTwo arrested for insurance fraud in Oman  Times of Oman

Muscat: Two people have been arrested for setting a vehicle on fire to claim compensation from their insurance company, Royal Oman Police (ROP) has ...



10-year-old's horror bike crash sparks ROP warning - Times of Oman10-year-old's horror bike crash sparks ROP warning  Times of Oman

Muscat: The Royal Oman Police (ROP) has asked parents not to allow their children to ride motorcycles and drive off-road vehicles unaccompanied, especially ...



Cricket: Oman have rapid turnaround after being dismissed for 24 against Scotland - New Zealand HeraldCricket: Oman have rapid turnaround after being dismissed for 24 against Scotland  New Zealand Herald

Just two days after being skittled for just 24 runs, Oman's one day international squad have bounced back in a major way. The side levelled their three-match ...



Here's where it rained the most in Oman - Times of OmanHere's where it rained the most in Oman  Times of Oman

Muscat: Khasab Airport monitoring station recorded the highest amount of rainfall in Oman on Tuesday, with 9.2 mm of rain seen in the past 24 hours, Oman ...



Cash-Strapped Oman May be Next Pressure Point in Oil-Rich Gulf - BloombergCash-Strapped Oman May be Next Pressure Point in Oil-Rich Gulf  Bloomberg

Bond investors rattled by Bahrain's fiscal woes last year have turned their attention to Oman.



Oman's surprise bond-sale retreat shrinks premium to Bahrain - The Daily StarOman's surprise bond-sale retreat shrinks premium to Bahrain  The Daily Star

The hefty premium investors demanded to hold Oman's Eurobonds rather than those of lower-rated Bahrain is shrinking.



Hyderabad sisters stranded in Oman, family seeks help - The New Indian ExpressHyderabad sisters stranded in Oman, family seeks help  The New Indian Express

Trafficked to Oman on the pretext of a well-paying job, two Hyderabadi sisters are now stuck in the gulf country with no money or support to come back home.



Expat visa ban extended in Oman - Times of OmanExpat visa ban extended in Oman  Times of Oman

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Sheikha Hind Bahwan receives French Legion of Honour Award - Times of OmanSheikha Hind Bahwan receives French Legion of Honour Award  Times of Oman

Muscat: Sheikha Hind Bahwan, a widely respected Omani entrepreneur and business person, received Chevalier de l'odre national de la legion d'honneur ...



No 'normalization' with Israel before Palestinian statehood, Omani FM says - The Times of IsraelNo 'normalization' with Israel before Palestinian statehood, Omani FM says  The Times of Israel

Despite recent warming relations, Yusuf bin Alawi says two-state solution a precondition for full diplomatic ties.



O'Connor abandons Tour of Oman with fever - Cyclingnews.comO'Connor abandons Tour of Oman with fever  Cyclingnews.com

Ben O'Connor (Dimension Data) has abandoned the Tour of Oman through illness. The Australian suffered a fever after stage 2 on Sunday and did not take to ...