Oman Ranked at number 11 in ‘Halal’ tourism

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.

Halal Destinations
Halal Destinations

Here is the list

Whats your opinion from Oman’s viewpoint?

Richard Branson and Tony Wheeler will come to Oman to talk to us

Sir Richard Branson and Tony Wheeler will be coming into Oman to talk to us at

Richard Branson coming to Oman (thanks Virgin)
Richard Branson coming to Oman (thanks Virgin)

an ‘Open Minds’ leadership meet which will take place on Continue reading “Richard Branson and Tony Wheeler will come to Oman to talk to us”

Fuel subsidies in Oman being looked at-could petrol prices rise in Oman

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) .

Oman Oil waiting for customers
Oman Oil waiting for customers

With the Continue reading “Fuel subsidies in Oman being looked at-could petrol prices rise in Oman”

World Architecture Festival awards a building in Oman a prize.

Its nice that a building in Oman has won an award in the ‘Future Projects, Leisure led development’ at the World Architecture Festival in Singapore.

Shuwaymiah Gunoot Eco Resort
Shuwaymiah Gunoot Eco Resort

They have a quote on their website “WAF is the best in terms of breadth and depth of architects. Mostly you don’t get a meeting of world architects, but here you do. It’s the number one.” Continue reading “World Architecture Festival awards a building in Oman a prize.”

Oman Remittances detailed by the World Bank courtesy The Guardian

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.

Oman Remittances
Oman Remittances