Oman’s Government-owned Oman Oil and ORPIC will merge their ‘downstream businesses’, effectively from 2nd December 2018.
This merger is intended to be phase one to integrate their entire businesses. The CEO of the combined company will be Musab Abdullah al Mahruqi, he was previously the CEO of ORPIC from April 2010-Dec 2016 and is currently on the Board of Directors with PDO, Oman’s Oil Exploration business. Continue reading “Oman Oil and ORPIC will Merge”
Uber may not be in Oman – but the Middle-East’s own Careem Taxi – Oman is. Careem had started in Muscat in May 2017 but stopped at the request of Oman’s government.
The new Careem service will use Marhaba Taxis (part of the Omani Ingenuity Technologies L.L.C/Suhail Bahwan Group), which currently operate in Muscat as the Careem fleet vehicles. Careem’s fares will start at OMR1.250; which Careem say is “in line with regular taxis”.
Careem intends to operate in all major towns in Oman (presumably through Marhaba) ; I guess this will mean Suhar, Buraymi, Ibri, Nizwa and Salalah and Sur (the home town of Suhail Bahwan)..
The Careem interface and app may not be 100% informative or intuitive and unfortunately the same can be said about Marhaba.
Check here for other news about Taxis in Oman
In the far south of Oman is the location of one of Britain’s Special Air Service’s (SAS) more publicly known battles ‘The Battle of Mirbat’. On 25th October 2018, Prince Harry unveiled a memorial, in Nadi, western Fiji, to one of the key participants, the Fijian Sergeant Talaiasi Labalaba, of SAS.
In north-western Oman are the ancient tombs and monuments associated with the UNESCO sites of Bat, Al Ayn and Al Khutm. UNESCO’s International Council on Monuments and Sites describes Bat as ‘the most complete and best-known site of the 3rd millennium BC’.