Muscat Duty Free design and construction management announced

Its been announced that the Design & the Project Management of the construction

Muscat Airport
Muscat Airport

for Muscat Duty Free has been awarded to Continue reading “Muscat Duty Free design and construction management announced”

Oman has a new online Visa Application Website

The new on-line Visa Application from the Royal Oman Police (ROP) will allow tourists to eliminate one queue at Muscat International Airport, the one for payment.

ROP eVISA
ROP eVISA

The system is part of the evolving ROP website and offers clear options for the various types of Visa into Oman.

ROP eVISA
ROP eVISA

Apart from a valid passport there are 2 critical elements – a valid eMail and Mobile Phone

Oman’s OMRAN appoints a new CEO

OMRAN, the Oman Ministry of Tourism’s subsidiary, will have a new CEO, from May 1st. He will join OMRAN following the departure, for personal reasons, of the previous CEO James Wilson in February 2017.

OMRAN Mina Qaboos
OMRAN Mina Qaboos

The arrival of the new CEO Continue reading “Oman’s OMRAN appoints a new CEO”

Oman Air’s 2016 financial results.

Oman Air has issued its 2016 financial statement.

Oman Air’s chairman H.H. Darwish bin Ismail bin Ali Al Balushi highlighted the introduction of 4 new Boing 737-800s leading to a total of 47 aircraft within the fleet. This lead to a total of 7.7million passengers using Oman Air,

Oman Air over Azaiba in Muscat
Oman Air over Azaiba in Muscat

an increase of 21% over 2015 and an increase in available Continue reading “Oman Air’s 2016 financial results.”

Oman revises tourist visa regulations

Tourist Visa regulations for Oman have just been revised by the issuing authority, the Royal Oman Police, on both effective price and period.

Oman UAE Exit and Entry Stamps
Oman UAE Exit and Entry Stamps

Previously a 10 day tourist visa was available, on demand at the airport for many nationalities, it cost Rial Omani 5 Continue reading “Oman revises tourist visa regulations”

China-Oman Industrial Park at Ad Duqm

Ad Duqm was once, only a few years ago, a small village with a couple of shops, an equal number of local restaurants and it was a cash economy with not even a bank. However times have changed and Oman’s port and industrial zone in Ad Duqm (Duqm SEZA) hosted Oman Wanfang LLC for a signing ceremony on the 19th April for the Chinese company to develop 1,172 hectares of land adjacent to Ad Duqm’s port.

China-Arab Wanfang Sign
China-Arab Wanfang Sign

Wanfang is a consortium of six private Continue reading “China-Oman Industrial Park at Ad Duqm”

Oman appears in the Top 5 safest travel destinations reports World Economic Forum

For a safe holiday destination, it seems Finland is the place to go, however for those who crave winter sun, there is a far more appealing option, Oman.

Tourists Celebratory Tea Break
Tourists Celebratory Tea Break in Oman

According to the World Economic Forum Continue reading “Oman appears in the Top 5 safest travel destinations reports World Economic Forum”

Amazon to enter the Middle East almost immediatly

The world’s largest retailer, Amazon, is about to plunge into the Middle East with a US$ 700million appx purchase of Souq.com the Dubai based online retailer.

Amazon to enter Middle East Market
Amazon to enter Middle East Market

Though there are numerous other similar Continue reading “Amazon to enter the Middle East almost immediatly”

Sultan Qaboos appoints a second Deputy Prime Minister.

Sultan Qaboos who as well as being Oman’s Head of State is also the country’s Prime Minister and Foreign, Defence & Finance Minister. The country has had a Deputy Prime Minister H.H Sayyid Fahad bin Mahmood Al-Said who frequently chairs cabinet meetings whose members include the Cabinet Ministers responsible for Foreign, Defence & Financial affairs.

Sayyid Asa’ad bin Tariq Al Said (Left)
Sayyid Asa’ad bin Tariq Al Said (Left)

On March 2nd Continue reading “Sultan Qaboos appoints a second Deputy Prime Minister.”

Kempinski Muscat should open late 2017

Gearing up for a late Autumn opening is the Kempinski Muscat. The hotel is one of the key tenants of Al Mouj Muscat the residential enclave in the west of Muscat.

Kempinski Muscat (Artists concept)
Kempinski Muscat www.woodsbagot.com (Artists concept)

Like AlMouj, the Kempinski Muscat’s ultimate owner is Oman’s government though Omani Hospitality Company. Set on the community beach that extends for a couple of kilometres towards AlMouj Golf, the PGA Continue reading “Kempinski Muscat should open late 2017”