Oil output freeze by Saudi, Russia to have 'miniscule' impact on oversupply

OPEC+: GCC’s Saudi, UAE, Kuwait and Oman to cut oil outputs

Members of OPEC+ agreed to make additional voluntary outputs in reduction, but the announced cuts were not as deep as expected.

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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


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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GCC unified tourist visa to be introduced soon: UAE minister confirms date

The new visa will open doors to travellers, granting them access to six countries under a single, unified tourist visa, and foster economic synergy across the GCC


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

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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

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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

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

Oman puts 103 countries on visa-free list Image Getty Images

Oman visa-free entry: Check list to see countries that qualify

Nationals of 103 countries and regions are exempt from entry visas for stays up to 14 days

Oman Data Green City Phoenix Group to set up crypto-mining farm Image Supplied

Oman: Phoenix Group, Green Data City to install $300m crypto-mining farm

UAE-based Phoenix Group is experienced in the development, operation and management of crypto data centres

Oman’s GDP up 4.7% in Q1 2023

Oman’s economy grows 4.7% in Q1, boosted by non-oil activities

The economic growth was boosted by a 4.6 per cent gain in the non-hydrocarbon sector and a 3.5 per cent increase in oil activities.

Oman and Etihad Rail Company and Jindal sign MoU

Oman and Etihad Rail Company, Jindal to set up sustainable logistics solution

An anticipated annual capacity of up to 4 million tonnes of Jindal’s materials and products will be transported via the Oman-UAE rail network

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Saudi Arabia’s PIF to expand investment in Oman

The fund has signed an agreement with Oman Investment Authority aiming to invest in a wide range of asset classes and target industries


Oman’s SalamAir to lease three Airbus A330neo aircraft from Avolon

The letter of intent was signed during the Paris Air Show, and the initial delivery is scheduled for October 2023


Oman announces dates for Eid Al Adha 2023

The sighting of the crescent signifies the annual Hajj pilgrimage’s start on June 26 and Arafat Day will fall on June 27

Sultan Haitham City image credit Twitter Oman News Agency

Oman unveils plans to build Sultan Haitham City

The smart and sustainable city will cover an area of approximately 15 million square metres

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Oman’s Bank Dhofar, Omnivest submit competing bids for Ahli Bank

The revised bid from Oman’s Bank Dhofar comes a day after Omnivest said it would lead a consortium that will make an offer for Ahli Bank

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Zain Group creates global wholesale services JV with Omantel

The venture will manage all international wholesale requirements of Zain and Omantel operations in eight countries


Oman announces the first day of Eid Al Fitr 2023

The decision was made after the moon sighting committee failed to sight the crescent moon of Shawwal on Thursday, April 20

Oman earthquake

Magnitude 5.8 earthquake strikes off the coast of Oman

The 5.8 magnitude earthquake in Oman did not affect the UAE nor felt by any residents

EFG Hermes exit Oman

EFG Hermes shuts Oman operations

The universal bank said the move comes in light of its efforts to drive shareholders’ value by optimising its operations and improving the return on equity metric

Oman Ahli United Bank, Bank Dhofar merger

Oman’s Ahli Bank rejects merger offer from Bank Dhofar

The board of directors studied the non-binding proposal from Bank Dhofar and decided not to accept it

Borouge building material

Borouge supplies materials worth $26.5m to mega projects in MEA

The company’s materials contribute to reducing carbon emissions generated during the manufacturing process of the pipes and their operational lifespan

UAE, Oman sign agreement to boost environmental preservation efforts

UAE, Oman sign agreement to boost environmental preservation efforts

Both sides will conduct joint research in the fields of environmental preservation

Oman oil driller Abraj Energy hires banks for $500m IPO

Omani ministry signs nickel extraction agreement with UK’s Knights Bay

The first mining agreement is Oman’s first with a foreign investor


F88 raises $47m ahead of its planned Vietnam IPO

The Hanoi-based company offers small loans primarily backed by vehicles as collateral and provides financial services, such as insurance and money transfers