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

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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.”

Serenade of the Seas in Muscat to replace the Brilliance of the Seas

It will be sad to no longer see the Brilliance of the Seas

Brilliance of the Seas saying goodbye to Muscat
Brilliance of the Seas saying goodbye to Muscat

on her regular visit into Muscat. So we look forward to next seasons visits by the Serenade of the Seas, a sister ship.

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

Westlife coming to Muscat

There must be something about April in Oman.

Westlife coming to Oman
Westlife coming to Oman

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.