Oman Air plans new aircraft purchases

Oman Air, which, in March 2016, was considering taking 13 Airbus A350 in 2020 has now focused on placing an order for 9 jets. Options now include Airbus A350 and Boeing 787.

Oman Air at Salalah old Terminal
Oman Air at Salalah old Terminal

The airline’s CEO Paul Gregorowitsch was Continue reading “Oman Air plans new aircraft purchases”

Oman’s dynamic Women are a growing presence in the Forbes 100 list

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. However. there is a rapid rush to the top, of Omani women.

Amal Bahwan
Amal Bahwan

Dominating this list, as their company Continue reading “Oman’s dynamic Women are a growing presence in the Forbes 100 list”

Oman Rail get traction with a new Royal Decree

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.

Oman Rail
Oman Rail

The package covers the area Continue reading “Oman Rail get traction with a new Royal Decree”

Omans Mina Sultan Qaboos Waterfront has new developer

Oman’s OMRAN, the Oman Government Tourism development company, and UAE-based company DAMAC have announced a development partnership to develop the Mina Sultan Qaboos Waterfront into a $1 billion major integrated tourism and lifestyle destination in Muscat.

DAMAC & Oman Government organisations signing
DAMAC & Oman Government organisations signing

It will be part of the overall Continue reading “Omans Mina Sultan Qaboos Waterfront has new developer”

Oman’s Top 5 things to do in June 2017

June though its mid-summer is often not as searing as May, though that’s often because the rise in humidity also drops the temperature. This year June is the month of Ramadhan when many hotels offer special meals after dusk.

Bowling at Fun Zone - Muscat
Bowling at Fun Zone – Muscat

Indoor bowling is a great activity during Ramadhan as Continue reading “Oman’s Top 5 things to do in June 2017”

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’s Royal Opera House – winter 2017-18 highlights

Oman’s Royal Opera House has a remarkable mix of performances over the 2017 – 2018 season. In September they launch with Aida by Verdi

Verdi conducting Aida in Paris1880
Verdi conducting Aida in Paris1880

for 3 days 14, 16,17 performed by Teatro Regio Torino (‘Royal Theatre’ Turin) – the Continue reading “Oman’s Royal Opera House – winter 2017-18 highlights”

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”