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Oman to stop accepting resignation of healthcare workers – report

The decision has been taken due to the increasing number of Covid-19 cases in the country

Covid-19: Oman issues new restrictions, bans Eid gatherings

All commercial activities to be banned throughout the day with effect ‪from Saturday, May 8 until the end of ‪Saturday, May  15

Oman’s first quarter deficit rises to $2bn

Public revenue was OMR1.82bn at the end of March

Oman state oil firm to sell assets to fund $7.9bn spending

OQ is tapping the international bond market for the first time in an issuance aimed at raising at least $500m

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Covid-19: Oman to indefinitely ban travellers from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh

The ban will take effect from 6pm on Saturday, April 24

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Covid-19: Oman running out of ICU beds for patients – report

The sultanate has announced several guidelines to curb the spread of the virus

Oman is said to study strategic options for state energy firm OQ

OQ is an integrated energy company with oil and gas exploration and production operations, refineries, a retail network and a large petrochemical business

Oman is more than halfway towards meeting its financing needs for 2021

The government has OMR1.83bn left to raise after so far borrowing OMR1.77bn and withdrawing OMR600m from the Oman Investment Authority

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Oman suspends flights from UK, reduces staff capacity at offices

The sultanate also prohibited the entry of passengers who departed from or transited through the UK in the past 14 days

Covid-19: UK adds Oman, Qatar to travel ‘red list’

This move is to protect the UK against new variants of the coronavirus infection

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UAE’s Majid Al Futtaim launches Dhs28m villas in Al Mouj Muscat development

The six-bedroom Zunairah mansions have private infinity pools, landscaped gardens and direct access to the beach

Trade between UAE, GCC worth Dhs229bn in 2019

Saudi Arabia is the UAE’s top trading partner, with a total of Dhs113.2bn in trade exchange in 2019

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Oman suspends commercial activities from March 4-20

Restaurants and cafés across the country must close daily between 8pm-5am

Oman transfers stake in biggest oil block to new energy firm

Energy Development Oman will hold the country’s 60 per cent stake in Block 6

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Oman to suspend arrivals from 10 countries starting February 25

Those who have visited any of these 10 countries within the preceding 14 days are also banned from entering the sultanate

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Air Arabia Egypt to launch direct flights from Cairo to Muscat

The carrier will launch a twice-weekly service between Cairo to Muscat, starting March 11, 2021

Oman Air abandons plan to expand fleet as pandemic poses risks

The carrier will target a fleet of 36 planes, down from the current 50

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Oman: Mandatory institutional self-paid quarantine for all arrivals, new Covid-19 restrictions announced

The Supreme Committee advised all citizens and residents in Oman to avoid traveling abroad, except in cases of extreme necessity

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Oman says ‘alarming’ surge in Covid-19 cases, extends land border closure indefinitely

Omani citizens will however be allowed to reenter via the land borders, provided they abide by a 7-day institutional health quarantine directive

In pictures: Landmarks across UAE, region turn red for Hope Probe’s imminent arrival to Mars

The UAE is poised to become only the 5th country ever to enter Mars’ orbit

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BP sells Oman stake to Thai firm in $25bn divestment drive

The deal should help BP deliver on its goal of selling $25bn of assets by 2025

Oman extends closure of international land borders until February 8

As a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 virus, Oman’s land borders will remain closed until 6pm on February 8

Oman to impose higher visa fees for employing foreign nationals

The most significant increases will apply to top/senior level, middle level and technical and specialised roles

Oman extends visa-free period for citizens of 103 countries for upto 14 days

The step is part of efforts to bolster the tourism sector of the sultanate

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Oman closes land border for one week, says closure can be extended

The land border will be closed for at least a week, starting at 6pm on Monday, January 18

Oman prices third bond sale since October to plug deficit

The largest oil exporter outside of OPEC sold $3.25bn in a three-part debt offering

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In historic move, Oman to appoint first-ever crown prince

A new Basic Law will “set up a specific and stable mechanism for the transfer of power in the sultanate”

Revealed: World’s best and worst passports for travel

The UAE ranks 16th on the 2021 Henley Passport Index

Gulf Arab states agree to restore Qatar ties, end three-year rift

Qatar’s ruler Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani landed in the kingdom to a warm embrace from the Saudi Crown Prince

Covid-19 update: UAE reports 1,501 cases, 1,746 recoveries and 3 deaths

The death toll in the UAE has risen to 682