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Over 2m high waves, rough seas to hit coast of Oman

The Oman Meteorology service is warning seafarers and fishermen to be careful of the changing conditions

UAE WEATHER ALERT - NCM

Weather: Low pressure system to bring rainy, windy conditions to Oman and the UAE

The NCM has forecast overcast conditions along with intermittent rain showers due to a developing weather system in the seas

Oman declares 3-day weekend public holiday on February 25

Oman declares holiday for public and private schools on Feb 25

The announcement follows Royal Orders issued by Sultan Haitham bin Tarik designating February 24 as a day off for educators

OMAN - WEATHER - RAIN - ALERT

Oman weather alert: Holiday announced for employees, schools due to heavy rain

The anticipated heavy rainfall has raised concerns for localised flooding in low-lying areas

UK Foreign Secretary David Cameron

UK Foreign Secretary David Cameron in Oman as Red Sea tensions escalate

His visit to Muscat follows regional travel last week where he met with leaders in Israel, Qatar and Turkey

Oman unveils fund to boost investments

Oman sets up OMR2bn fund to oversee government investments

The fund offers funding and investment solutions to various investor categories including private sector organisations, SMEs, foreign investors, and startups

Illegal e-cigarette sales: Oman announces new fines

The Sultanate of Oman has reiterated that traders who illegally sell e-cigarettes could face more stringent fines

An armed, masked group has boarded a ship near Oman, says UKTMO.

UPDATE: Iran has seized St Nikolas ship near Oman

About 4 to 5 unauthorised individuals boarded a vessel near Oman on Thursday, a security group has reported

Oman unveils sustainable finance framework

Oman sets up sustainable finance framework in green push

The Sultanate plans to issue sustainable finance instruments whose proceeds will be used to fund and re-finance renewable energy projects

Sharjah SEC approves transports service between Sharjah and Oman image courtesy Sharjah Tourism

Bus service between Sharjah and Oman to commence soon

Daily trips will be operated from Al Jubail Station in Sharjah to Al Azaiba Bus Station in Muscat and vice versa

The 12 cheapest tax-free countries for expats to relocate

For expats looking for the cheapest tax-free destinations to live in, this list from an insurance company might be an interesting guide

Oman holiday

Oman declares holiday for public and private workers on Jan 11

Workers in Oman will get a long weekend as January 11 is celebrated as Accession Day of Sultan Haitham bin Tarik

UAEU Covid-19-coronavirus

Newest Covid-19 variant officially detected in Oman

The latest Covid-19 variant, ‘JN.1’, was officially detected in several cases in Oman, but the cases have been mild

Oman heads into 2024 with projected budget deficit

The Sultanate of Oman is expecting a budget deficit for the year, after it swinging away from a surplus during 2023

Masdar

Top marks for GCC nations in digital connectivity index

Countries in the GCC are ranking among the highest in the world when it comes to the state of their digital connectivity in 2023

Oman - USGS earthquake map

Oman: 5.3 magnitude earthquake recorded in Dhofar Governorate

The EMC at Sultan Qaboos University said the quake was recorded at a depth of 4 kilometres

Aramex opens advanced cargo delivery centre in Oman

Oman: Aramex opens new advanced courier operation facility

Featuring the latest sorting and processing technology to ensure precision, the new facility is equipped with non-stop CCTV surveillance, improved access control, and strict security protocols

OMAN-TOURISM

Oman’s National Day holiday 2023: Public, private sector gets 4-day weekend

Oman will mark its 53rd National Day with a four-day long weekend but with limited celebratory activities

Travel

Travellers put off holiday trips to Middle East as Israel crisis rages

Leisure travel demand to the region was hit after the Israel crisis broke out on October 7

CYCLONE TEJ

Cyclone Tej impact on the UAE: Rains, hail and cloudy weather

The NCM has warned that the UAE would see some effects caused by the tropical storm

A view of Cyclone Tej as it approaches the Oman coast Image courtesy Oman Meteorology

Cyclone Tej: Oman declares two-day holiday in Dhofar, Al Jazar Wilayat

NCEM, in coordination with local authorities, has established 32 shelters in Dhofar Governorate and three in Al Wusta Governorate

Tropical storm advances towards Oman Image Oman Meteorology

Oman braces for impact of tropical cyclone, Tej

Authorities have issued an advisory to the public to prepare for heavy rains expected in the coming days

Aster opens 175-bed multispecialty hospital in Muscat

Aster launches 175-bed multispecialty hospital in Muscat

The hospital is equipped with cutting-edge technology to deliver the highest standard of care

OQ Gas Networks unveils plans to divest 49% via IPO

Oman’s OQ Gas Networks expected to price IPO at top of range

OQGN would be the country’s largest IPO in history, exceeding Oman Telecommunications’ $748m IPO in 2005

unified GCC tourist visa

Oman backs unified GCC tourist visa: Ministers set Dec deadline

The meeting saw ministers of the Gulf countries agree to submit their views on a proposed unified GCC tourist visa for the six member states

Mwasalat resumes UAE-Oman bus service Image Mwasalat X

Oman-UAE bus service to resume from Oct 1

The one-way ticket from Muscat to Abu Dhabi will cost OMR11.5

Oman holiday

Oman announces public holiday for Prophet Muhammad’s birthday, sets up 3-day weekend

The resulting holiday sets up a 3-day long weekend for those working in the public and private sector in the country

SalamAir suspends flights to India Image Salam Air

Oman’s SalamAir suspends flights to India from Oct 1

SalamAir, which flies to Jaipur, Lucknow, Kozhikode and Thiruvananthapuram in India, also operates flights via Fujairah Airport to three of these Indian cities

Oman Air global sale launches with discounts on tickets Image Oman Air

Oman Air global sale starts: 20% off on economy flights, more details here

The promotion from Oman Air is valid for travel until March 15, 2024 and includes return flights only

OQ Gas Networks seeks to raise up to $771m from IPO

Oman’s OQ Gas Networks seeks to raise up to $771m from IPO

The institutional investor tranche represents 40 per cent of the offering while the retail portion accounts for 30 per cent