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OQ, France’s TotalEnergies to build an LNG hub in Oman

OQ, France’s TotalEnergies to build an LNG hub in Oman

The Marsa LNG project includes upstream gas production, a one million-ton-per-year liquefaction plant and a 300-megawatt solar plant

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Oman trade deal a priority for India: Reports

The trade ministers of India and Oman met in December 2023 and had asked their negotiators to wrap up talks on a comprehensive pact

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Flash floods in Oman claim lives, cause extensive damage to property

The nation’s National Multi-Hazard Early Warning Centre had issued alerts prior to the deluge, but the severity of the floods caught many residents off guard.

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Red Sea tensions: UK security firm says vessel targeted near Yemen’s Hodeidah

Yemen’s Houthis have staged attacks on shipping in the Red Sea region for months in solidarity with Palestinians in Gaza

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Oman announces Eid al Fitr 2024 holiday dates for public, private sector

Those working in the public and private sector will mark the Eid al Fitr holiday from April 9 and will resume work from April 14

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Eid al Fitr likely to fall on April 10 in Oman, notes astronomical society

According to astronomical data, there is a high probability that the first day of Eid al Fitr will be observed on April 10 in Oman

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Oman’s fiscal future brightens as S&P boosts outlook to positive

The ratings agency expects Oman’s real GDP to expand by about 2 per cent per year on average during the 2024-2027 period

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New Financial Services Authority established in Oman to regulate services

The implementing regulations setting out the FSA’s roles and responsibilities and other specific details are expected to be published soon

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Oman launches $5.2bn ‘future fund’ to drive economic development

By focusing on critical areas, the ‘Future Fund Oman’ aims to revitalise the country’s economic pillars and propel sustainable growth

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UAE, Oman issue alerts for heavy rain and thunderstorms

Authorities in the UAE and Oman have issued a severe weather warning for Saturday, March 9

Oman to invest $31bn in tourism sector by 2040. Getty Images by Emran Omar

Oman to invest $31bn in tourism sector by 2040

In 2023, Oman received four million visitors, up from 2.9 million in 2022, a year-on-year rise of almost 38 per cent

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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