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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

Oman’s National Gas Company terminates CEO

Covid-19: Oman lifts movement ban, commercial activities resume with some restrictions

The number of visitors to commercial complexes and restaurants will be capped at 50 per cent of capacity

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Wizz Air Abu Dhabi to begin flights to Oman, Italy and Ukraine

Its network has expanded to 22 destinations, with more expected to be added over the coming months

The impact of VAT on the Omani economy

GCC states have the discretion to zero rate and exempt certain categories of supplies and Oman has used this discretion

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

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Khashoggi: Saudi Arabia ‘completely rejects’ report; UAE supports kingdom

Saudi Arabia said that the US intelligence committee report, which believed that the crown prince was responsible for Khashoggi murder, contained “inaccurate information and conclusions”

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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

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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

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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