Taking time out from the negotiations between Iran, the USA and EU, John Kerry took a stroll in Mutrah Souq Oman. Was he doing Christmas shopping?! Or simply doing what most leaders would do – and see/hear/sense for themselves the atmosphere in a town.
A Singapore based organisation has issued a ‘Top Halal Friendly Holiday Destinations – 2014’ listing. The main criteria taken into account in the ranking includes its suitability as a family holiday destination, the level of services and facilities it provides for Muslim travelers and the marketing initiatives of the destination targeting this segment Oman is at number 11.
Darwish bin Ismaeel al Balushi, Oman’s Minister Responsible for Financial Affairs appears to be looking at the cost of the fuel subsidy in Oman which is Omani Rial 1.3 billion per year (= Rial Omani 433 per person) .
This is an infographic from The Guardian newspaper. It shows the supposed number of foreign workers in Oman (the migrants to Oman are low), Omanis overseas (who from their location could be students) and the money flows in and out – large sums of money flowing out of Oman’s relatively small economy.
Last year Tom Jones gave a great concert on 14 Apr 2010 at the Intercontinental Hotel; this year it’s the group Westlife coming on 13th of April 2011 again at the Intercontinental. Its a big year for the group as they have just split from Simon Cowells record label.