Muscat Airport new Terminal opened for the first flights on
Shangri La in Oman the Sultanate’s first resort, and possibly most successful hotel property, is on the verge of being ‘repositioned’
regarding its Branding. The Shangri La in Oman’s Barr Al Jissa Resort and Spa is probably the key hotel in Oman, and Continue reading “Shangri La in Oman repositions its hotels branding”
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The issuing authority of visas for Oman, the Royal Oman Police have announced that the Oman Visa application process is updated – read what needs to be done to apply for an Oman visit visa, based on their announcement.
Initial newspaper reports about the visa application changes, on Feb 18th gave Continue reading “OMAN VISA application process is updated”
Oman Taxi Charges are revised by the government-owned Mwasalat Taxis service. New reduced charges apply 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’ and the Bradt Guide to Oman is now available worldwide.
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 Royal Oman Police, who are responsible for all aspects of immigration and emigration from Oman have announced new border facilities affecting UAE and Oman border crossing between Al Buraymi in Oman and Al Ain in the UAE from 18th May 2018.
UAE and Oman border crossing changes
“The Sa’ara border point Continue reading “NEW UAE AND OMAN BORDER crossing changes at Al Ain”
The organisers of the Tour of Oman 2018 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’s government-owned Mwasalat Taxis service which offers an App based call service along with Credit Card payment has announced new charges.
The appointment of AbdulAziz Al Raisi as Oman Air new 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 has new 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 Oman’s working Women.
Dominating this list, as their company Continue reading “Oman’s working 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”