Oman

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

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Introduction

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 - Wikipedia
Oman - CIA World Fact Book
Oman - BBC
Oman - Timeline - BBC

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KPL transfers: Nakumatt striker eyeing Oman switch - Goal.com

Goal.com

KPL transfers: Nakumatt striker eyeing Oman switch
Goal.com
Nakumatt lead striker Kepha Aswani has received an offer to sign for a top side in Oman, Goal can reveal. The much travelled Aswani has also revealed that former club AFC Leopards are interested for his services almost half a season after he left The Den.



NOC should stay: Oman govt poll result - Times of Oman

Times of Oman

NOC should stay: Oman govt poll result
Times of Oman
Muscat: A majority of Oman residents have shown their support for the No Objection Certificate (NOC) regulation in two government unit polls posted last week. Voting has closed on the week long Arabic language poll that asked residents in Oman whether ...



Visitors from Kuwait and Oman praise Katara Fest - Gulf Times - Gulf Times

Gulf Times

Visitors from Kuwait and Oman praise Katara Fest - Gulf Times
Gulf Times
Visitors from Kuwait and Oman have praised the various entertainment activities organised by Katara-the Cultural Village Foundation to celebrate Eid al-Fitr...

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Oman Eyes Lucrative Business Tourism Market - Forbes Middle East

Forbes Middle East

Oman Eyes Lucrative Business Tourism Market
Forbes Middle East
Trevor McCartney, General Manager of the newly opened Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre, talks of how the development is expected to generate millions for the national economy as it taps the Sultanate's business tourism potential. How long has the ...
3 Cuisines to try this Eid in Muscat, Oman - Times Of OmanTimes of Oman
Breakout Role: Despite Growing Pains, Oman's Tourism Is BoomingPaste Magazine

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Bahrain, Oman 'most vulnerable' in new era of low oil prices - ArabianBusiness.com

ArabianBusiness.com

Bahrain, Oman 'most vulnerable' in new era of low oil prices
ArabianBusiness.com
Bahrain and Oman are among the most vulnerable oil exporters in the world amid the latest weakness in crude prices, according to a new research note from Bank of America Merrill Lynch. It said many frontier markets remain highly vulnerable - especially ...
Bahrain, Oman among most 'vulnerable' oil exporters reportGulf Business News

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Oman gets first Typhoon - Arabian Aerospace

Arabian Aerospace

Oman gets first Typhoon
Arabian Aerospace
The Royal Air Force of Oman has received its first Eurofighter Typhoon combat jet - part of a batch of 12 - with its arrival marked with a ceremony, held last week in the presence of the Commander of the Royal Air Force of Oman - Air Vice-Marshal ...
BAE Systems Delivers 1st of 12 Eurofighter Typhoon Aircraft for OmanGovConWire

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Cars seized in drifting crackdown in Oman - Times of Oman

Times of Oman

Cars seized in drifting crackdown in Oman
Times of Oman
Muscat: Several cars modified for drifting have been seized by the ROP in North Batinah, officials announced Monday evening. Several vehicles were specially modified for drifting purposes and were seized in Wilayat of Saham, Wilayat of Suwaiq, and ...



Oman polls suggest support for two-year work ban - Gulf Business News

Gulf Business News

Oman polls suggest support for two-year work ban
Gulf Business News
The majority of Omani residents agree with maintaining the country's no objection certificate (NOC) system restricting worker movement between companies, according to online polls. The two polls, launched by the government's Implementation Support and ...

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Eid Al Fitr celebrated in the Sultanate of Oman - Times of Oman

Times of Oman

Eid Al Fitr celebrated in the Sultanate of Oman
Times of Oman
They expressed their best wishes to His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said, praying to Allah the Almighty to grant His Majesty continuous health, happiness and a long life and the Sultanate of Oman further progress and prosperity under the wise leadership ...



Damac to develop Oman's port into a tourism destination - Hotelier Middle East

Hotelier Middle East

Damac to develop Oman's port into a tourism destination
Hotelier Middle East
Damac International has been selected by the Oman government to develop its Port Sultan Qaboos into a US$ 1 billion integrated tourist port and lifestyle waterfront destination that will include hotels, residences, dining and retail offerings. The Mina ...