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Saudi Crown Prince arrives in Oman on official visit

On the sidelines of the visit, Saudi Arabia and Oman signed 13 memoranda of understanding across different sectors

Oman unveils 13 national projects exceeding OMR3bn

The projects cover several key sectors, such as energy, food security, manufacturing, mining, health and tourism services

Oman’s first S&P upgrade in over a decade may be on the cards

Oman’s fiscal deficit may narrow to 4.2 per cent of gross domestic product in 2021

Covid-19: Oman waives several fines to support the private sector

The Supreme Committee has also warned that authorities will shut down any establishments found in breach of the precautionary measures

BIOS Middle East expands its cloud footprint to Oman

The new cloud footprint in Muscat complements existing cloud footprints already available in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Riyadh and Jeddah

Covid-19 in Philippines Manila airport

Philippines to lift travel ban on 10 countries including UAE and Oman

The travel ban will be lifted on September 6, although foreign tourists are still not permitted to enter the country

Mall of Oman, country’s largest shopping destination, opens in Muscat

Key features include a 15-screen Vox cinema complex and the country’s largest indoor snow park

Oman Muscat airport

Access to Oman airport premises restricted to vaccinated personnel; travellers remain unaffected

The directive will be effective starting Wednesday, September 1

Oman to open land borders from September 1

The sultanate also decided to lift the entry ban on arrivals from all countries starting September 1

Emirates Dubai Muscat

Emirates ramps up service on Dubai-Muscat route

It will introduce a fourth weekly service starting August 28

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Oman: Travel ban lifted for all countries; vaccination mandatory to enter most establishments

Omani citizens, residents and visitors will be allowed to enter the sultanate from September 1

Cinépolis Cinemas Muscat Oman

Cinépolis opens GCC’s first Luxury Cinemas concept in Muscat

It is located at the Oman Avenues Mall in Muscat

UAE’s NMC Healthcare announces launch of administration exit process

Gross revenues for the NMC’s UAE and Oman business for H1 2021 stood at $611m

Islamic Development Bank, Bloomberg LP launch financial education programme across 9 countries

Participating universities will be announced over the coming months

GCC’s energy space: What does the future hold?

Stakeholders across local and regional countries are keen to pursue sustainable fuels

Covid-19: Oman goes into complete lockdown, Sur exempt due to heavy rains

All commercial activities and the movement of individuals and vehicles are banned during the Eid Al Adha holidays

Oman’s Sultan Haitham arrives in Saudi in first foreign visit

The two countries are signing agreements in a slew of fields including commerce, culture, investment promotion and post and transport

Commercial Bank of Qatar withdraws offer to raise stake in National Bank of Oman

The Qatari lender last month had offered $128m to raise its holding to 50.1 per cent from 34.9 per cent

Oman’s ruler Sultan Haitham to visit Saudi in first official foreign trip

Sultan Haitham will meet with King Salman during his two-day visit on Sunday and Monday

Covid-19: Oman suspends arrivals from 24 countries

Oman has also announced a complete lockdown in the country across three days of Eid Al Adha

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Oman: Complete lockdown declared for Eid Al Adha 2021

The sultanate also issued a revised list of countries from where entry will be banned as a precautionary measure

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Oman to introduce new long-term residency programme for foreign investors

Starting September 2021, the Investment Residency Programme will offer renewable five and ten-year visas subject to applicants meeting specific criteria

Mall Of Oman Majid Al Futtaim

UAE’s Majid Al Futtaim to open Mall of Oman in September 2021

Its key features include over 350 retail outlets, a 15-screen VOX cinema and the country’s largest indoor snow park

Omani plastics firm Octal weighs $800m sale

The company is working with JPMorgan Chase & Co. as it considers selling a majority stake

Oman is planning a second debt sale in 2021 with dollar sukuk

Oman successfully tapped the international debt market in January, raising $3.25bn

Virgin Mobile Middle East and Africa

Virgin Mobile Middle East and Africa to eliminate single-use plastics in SIMs and recharge cards

It is aiming for its operations to become carbon neutral by the end of 2021

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Oman: Sweeping relaxation of internal Covid-19 restrictions; entry ban extended for UK, India, Pakistan

Oman’s land borders will be reopened with permission granted to Omanis and GCC citizens residing in the sultanate to cross them

Ooredoo Oman appoints its first female CEO

Noor Al Sulaiti, who will replace Ian Dench, previously led Ooredoo unit Starlink

Oman’s OQ and partners plan 25-gigawatt green hydrogen plant

The project may cost around $30bn

Oman’s National Gas Company terminates CEO

Covid-19: Oman lifts movement ban, commercial activities resume with some restrictions

The number of visitors to commercial complexes and restaurants will be capped at 50 per cent of capacity