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Oman unveils 13 national projects exceeding OMR3bn

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

Expo 2020 Dubai pavilions: Uzbekistan, US, Spain, Finland, UK, Oman, Sri Lanka, Brazil

Here’s a list of eight participating country pavilions and their offerings

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Flydubai to begin flights to Sohar in Oman

It marks the third destination that the carrier will fly to in Oman, alongside Muscat and Salalah

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

Cyclone Shaheen: Three killed in Oman, UAE gears up for impact

The storm is expected to hit parts of the UAE on Monday, particularly in the Al Ain region

In pics: Sheikh Mohammed tours Expo 2020 site, visits country pavilions

Expo 2020 Dubai opened to the public on October 1

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

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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

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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

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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

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Cinépolis opens GCC’s first Luxury Cinemas concept in Muscat

It is located at the Oman Avenues Mall in Muscat

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

Saudi Aramco to sell more assets in multi-billion dollar push

Aramco raised $12.4bn by selling leasing rights over oil pipelines to a US-led group of investors in April

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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

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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

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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

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

The project may cost around $30bn

Philippines eases virus curbs, suspends entry of travellers from UAE, Oman

All travelers coming from Oman and United Arab Emirates or those with travel history to these countries will be prohibited from entering the Philippines effective May 15-31