Muscat International Airport opened its new terminal for the first flights on
Omans first resort, and possibly most successful hotel property, is on the verge of being ‘repositioned’
regarding its Branding. The Shangri-la Barr Al Jissa Resort and Spa is probably the key hotel in Oman, and Continue reading “Shangri La in Muscat repositions its hotels branding”
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The issuing authority of visas for Oman, the Royal Oman Police, have announced important changes of how visas can be applied for.
Initial newspaper reports on Feb 18th gave Continue reading “Oman Visa application process is updated”
Oman’s government-owned Mwasalat Taxis service has announced new reduced charges from 1st February 2018 and new Taxi airport charges from 18th February. Continue reading “Oman Taxi Charges revised”
Oman introduces a number of changes to road and driving regulations from 1st March 2018.
Notable is the introduction of Continue reading “Omans new Vehicle and Traffic regulations”
The opening date for commercial operations of the new passenger Terminal at Muscat International Airport has been set
Oman’s Ministry of Transport and Communications have said that all Taxis (including the original Orange and White unmetered ones) will soon have fares set by the appropriate government authority . The Ministry intends to study supply & demand and operational costs, throughout the Sultanate.
Its reported vehicles should have a tracking system, presumably
a GPS based one, along with a navigation system, perhaps Continue reading “Oman Taxi services – new regulations”
Oman has been included in Bradt Guide’s 2018 ‘Exceptional Places’.
This annual listing is a recommendation of those countries, cities or regions that Bradt, the award-winning guidebook publisher, feels should be visited.
This year’s exceptional places include Continue reading “Oman in Bradt Guide’s 2018 ‘Exceptional Places’”
The UAE authorities in Abu Dhabi Emirate have announced that from January 1 2018 there are now only 2 designated border crossings into the UAE – at Al Ain/via Al Buraymi .
Welcome to UAE
The designated crossings are at Continue reading “New Oman and UAE Abu Dhabi border crossing changes”
The organisers of the Tour of Oman cycle race have announced the dates for 2018, and with only 6 weeks to the start – planning for your visit to Oman to see it needs to start immediately.
Oman Air has announced the appointment of AbdulAziz Al Raisi as its acting CEO.
This follows the surprising ‘resignation‘ of Paul Gregorowitsch (previously with MartinAir and AirBerlin) who appeared to have a clear vision for the airline and successful operational approach. Paul followed Wayne Pearce, Peter Hill & the late Ziad Al Haremi who died in 2008 during his tenure.
Tahir Bin Salim Al-Amry who has been director on many of Oman’s leading companies
including Bank Sohar, Continue reading “Central Bank of Oman, Executive President”
Forbes magazine has released its annual list of most powerful women in the Arab world 2017. This year there are two lists, one for Business and one for Government. Topping the lists, as always, are Lubna S. Olayan and Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi of Saudi and UAE. However. there is a rapid rush to the top by Omani women.
Dominating this list, as their company Continue reading “Oman’s dynamic Women are a growing presence in the Forbes 100 list”
Oman Rail, one of the key building blocks of Oman’s future, has had Royal Decree, 24/2017 issued. This covers the forth part of the first package of the railway track.
The package covers the area Continue reading “Oman Rail get traction with a new Royal Decree”
Oman’s OMRAN, the Oman Government Tourism development company, and UAE-based company DAMAC have announced a development partnership to develop the Mina Sultan Qaboos Waterfront into a $1 billion major integrated tourism and lifestyle destination in Muscat.
It will be part of the overall Continue reading “Omans Mina Sultan Qaboos Waterfront has new developer”