The IASA is a charitable organisation that exists to advance public knowledge of the Arabian Peninsula, through the promotion of research relating to its cultural and natural heritage. Continue reading “The Last Word for IASA my unexpected contribution to the International Association for the Study of Arabia“
Trade volume between Oman & Qatar has grown dramatically from USDollars549 Million in 2016 to USDollar1.8Billion in 2019
Remarkably Oman is Qatar’s main destination for its non-Oil products. Currently, there are some 200 jointly owned Omani/Qatari companies in Oman and 350 jointly owned Omani/Qatari companies in Qatar.
Mohsin Khamis Al Balushi of Continue reading “Oman Qatar Trade grows substantially“
There are lots of Eid Events in Oman (cultural, family oriented and a horse event) this August 2018 – check them out and some places to see when you visit each.
22nd August 2nd Day of Eid 16:00 – onwards; SUR – N’ama Beach
Sur with its 2 forts Continue reading “11 Eid Events in Oman”
After the British Foundation for the Study of Arabia (BFSA) Annual General Meeting, there was a good chance to listen to Dr Derek Kennet talk about Archaeology in Oman and especially the Iron Age archaeology of a little-studied region in Oman .
Sir Wilfred Thesiger was born on 3 June 1910 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (then Abyssinia) into a life of privilege and aristocratic connections.
His father was the Continue reading “WILFRED THESIGER”
Cyclone Mekunu approaches Dhofar Oman and has formed to the south of the southern Oman coast of Dhofar. This Cyclone is relatively weak, with the ‘eye’ disintegrating and forward speed of less than 10kmph. However, the ocean surface temperature remains at over 31c and this will certainly provide an increase in the energy of the Cyclone as it approaches the coast.
Circulatory windspeeds of around Continue reading “Tropical Cyclone Mekunu approaches Dhofar Oman”
Visiting Oman? Read on.
Earlier the issuing of all tourist visas was suspended.
In line with the precautionary measures approved by the Sultanate to prevent from the spread of #Coronavirus, it was decided to suspend the issuance of all types of Tourist Visas.
— Oman eVisa (@OmanEvisa) March 12, 2020
You can contact the issuing authority, the Royal Oman Police, on this Oman number 24290942 24290827 .
You can follow the news in Oman about the CoronaVirus through Twitter site @OmanVSCovid19
Important decisions made by the Supreme Committee for Dealing with #Covid19 in response to recent developments resulting from the spread of the #Coronavirus (Covid19) to date.#oman #عمان_تواجه_كورونا pic.twitter.com/NcI4HVswHt
— عُمان تواجه كورونا (@OmanVSCovid19) March 17, 2020
Below are the procedures to obtain a visa, when the ban is lifted. You will also want to read the Covid-19 entry requirements for Oman
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.
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.
It is reported that 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 created its 2018 Budget, an increase from 2017 proposed figure of 11.7Billion Omani Rials (30.5BillionUS$appx) to 12.5Billion Omani Rials (32.5BillionUS$appx)an increase of 6.8%. Oman’s GDP is hoped to increase by 3% in 2018.
Income is anticipated to rise Continue reading “Oman Budget 2018”
The relationship between Oman and China appears to becoming closer. China had a bumpy start in projects in Oman; its companies were involved the initial states of the Wastewater project
which must have been a steep learning curve Continue reading “Oman and China sign for development of Bagamoyo Port in Tanzania”
Salut, Bahla Oman the archaeological site is some 26km southwest of Bahla in northern Oman. It may well turn out to be at the centre of the most important Oman archaeology site.
However, it’s hardly known and is, at the moment, not ‘open’ for casual visits. If entry is permitted I have included it in my updated Bradt Guide to Oman, below.
The site is at the flood plain formed by Continue reading “Salut Fort Bahla Oman Archaeological Site near Bisya is well worth visiting – if its made possible by the Oman government“
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.
It will be part of the overall Continue reading “Omans Mina Sultan Qaboos Waterfront has new developer”
The latest ASDA’A Burson-Marsteller Arab Youth Survey 2017 shows that the youth in the Arab World may be closer to their western counterparts viewpoint than many think.
The survey was conducted Continue reading “Arab Youth Survey 2017”
The Oman side of the much needed Oman Saudi road is having an integrated fuel station built.
Oman is a destination for migratory birds during Spring and Autumn, in addition to resident birds in Oman. Some pass through, others like White Storks and Steppe Eagles overwinter in Oman using it as a food larder and return to breeding grounds to the north. But there are some that come to Oman and breed, and included in these is the Sooty Falcon in Oman, Falco concolor.
The Sooty Falcon is a medium-sized falcon with, as its name suggests, a colour that is a shade of grey, perhaps Continue reading “Sooty Falcon in Oman – Film”