Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa has hosted the ultimate cycling weekend with former pro Andreas Klöden, one of Germany’s most successful professional cyclists.

  • Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort Wins ‘Luxury New Hotel’ and ‘Luxury Mountain Resort’ at World Luxury Hotel Awards

    Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort, the highest five-star resort in the Middle East, won global winner in the ‘Luxury New Hotel’ category, and country winner in the ‘Luxury Mountain Resort’ category, in the World Luxury Travel Awards that took place in December 2017. The awards recognise luxury hotels for their world-class facilities and excellence in customer service, making it a fantastic recognition for the Oman-based resort, which recently celebrated its one-year anniversary.

  • How SOHAR is helping to save the world, one school at a time

    In partnership with the Ministry of Education, the Doha office of UNESCO, Sultan Qaboos University, and a number of other NGOs, SOHAR Port and Freezone is actively supporting the Green Schools Programme in Oman. At Umaia Bint Qais School in Liwa, close to the fast growing industrial Port, one of the most exciting projects is the establishment of a medicinal plant nursery.


    Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa has celebrated the first turtle hatching of the season with the release of 174 sea turtles.

  • (OCEC) celebrates unprecedented success from its collaborative approach with suppliers and clients

    The Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre (OCEC) has successfully hosted 55 regional and international events, since its doors first opened six months ago in October 2016. Representing a catalyst for change the iconic venue has made significant strides towards developing the Business Events sector in Oman as it continues to attract local, regional and international events.

  • 15 women from the GCC discover the beauty of Oman's spectacular mountains during an exciting trek in Jebel Shams

    The Oman Ministry of Tourism in cooperation with the Al Jebal Al Hajariya Travel and Tourism (Husaak Adventures) has successfully concluded the Western Hajar mountain range trek, which was held recently in Muscat, Oman. The hike featured a total of 15 female representatives who have gathered together from across the GCC countries to conquer the summit of Jebel Shams. Standing at over 3 km above sea level, Jebel Shams is the highest peak in the GCC where the hikers stood to send a message of love and unity under the slogan “One Nation”.

  • 16 women from various GCC countries climbing the highest mountain peak of the region

    16 women representing various GCC countries will climb Jebel Shams, the region’s highest mountain peak via Western Hajar mountain trek organized by Husaak Adventures in collaboration with Oman Ministry of Tourism from December 10 to 12, 2015 at Muscat, Oman. The three-day expedition will see the 16 female mountaineers making their way to Jebel Shams’s height of over 3,000 meters above the sea level.

  • 1st View Opportunity to invest in Oman’s best 5 star resort destination via Muscat Bay and Coreo Partnership

    Muscat Bay, the latest premier resort village in Muscat, Oman, has formed a partnership with Coreo, a leading real estate company based in Doha, Qatar. Khalifa Al Misnad, Founder of Coreo, and Paul Jessup, Vice President of Sales and Marketing of Muscat Bay, agreed the strategic alliance to introduce the Qatari market to new, innovative lifestyle and investment opportunities in Oman.


    Just over a month after the opening of Expo 2015, here is a rundown of proceedings so far from the Sultanate of Oman’s pavilion.

  • Bank Muscat advances its procurement operations with BravoSolution

    BravoSolution, a strategic procurement company, today announced Bank Muscat has signed a three-year extended agreement for its strategic procurement solutions.

  • Beachfront Luxury Arrives in Salalah, Oman this Summer with Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara

    Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas continues to raise the bar for Omani luxury. Revealed as the collection’s second resort in the Sultanate of Oman, Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara, will soon open its doors in the lush seaside jewel of Oman’s southern shores. Famed for the riches of its frankincense groves and a profusion of tropical greenery that conjures up new images of Arabia, Salalah offers travellers an emerging destination of breathtaking natural beauty. The new resort makes the most of an immaculate site, placing guests between a long, scenic beach and freshwater lagoon. Drawing from centuries of coastal heritage and embracing the desires of modern travellers, Anantara is set to deliver its indigenous inspired-hospitality to Salalah when the resort welcomes its first guests this summer.

  • Brazil posts robust trade with Arab region as imports grow 27 percent & export share rises to 15.4 percent during first half of 2017

    The Arab-Brazil Chamber of Commerce (ABCC) Brazil has announced that Brazilian average daily exports to the Arab region continue to soar, reporting a robust performance during the first half of 2017. Brazil’s total export market share in the Arab region rose to 15.4 per cent during the first half of 2017, in comparison with the total export market share recorded in 2016. Main exports included sugar, iron ore, beef, sports hunting equipment, car engines and chassis, automobiles, soybeans, poultry, coffee beans, precious and semi-precious stones, and cast-iron pipes. Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Algeria, Egypt, Oman and Bahrain were the largest importers of these goods.

  • Brazilian imports from Arab World amount to USD 2.6 billion during 1st half of 2016

    The Arab-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce (ABCC) has recently noted the impressive number of Brazil imports from the Arab World, revealing USD 2.6 billion in trade during the first half of 2016 alone. Such positive statistics reflect their strong trade relations which serves as further encouragement for more bilateral exploration of potential business ties in the near future.

  • Celebrate Ramadan In Musandam

    Valid throughout Ramadan, Atana Hotels Musandam are offering extra special rates from just AED195 +17% tax & service, including breakfast or suhour for two people.

  • CESI rolls out second phase of Oman’s smart metering project

    CESI, world-leading technical consulting and engineering company, has been awarded the second phase of the Automated Meter Reading (AMR) technology implementation project by Nama Group (NG) Oman. 

  • Cisco Appoints Ali Al Lawati as General Manager for Oman

    Cisco today announced the appointment of Ali Al Lawati as General Manager for Oman. In his new role, Ali Al Lawati will work closely with public and private sector organizations to help enable their digital transformation journeys.

  • Cisco Middle East Appoints Waheed Al Hamaid Country Sales Lead for Oman

    Cisco Middle East announces the appointment of Waheed Al Hamaid as Country Sales Lead for Oman. In his new role, Waheed will lead Cisco’s business in the Sultanate and work closely with the partner ecosystem to support private and public sector customers in their efforts to digitize and transform their operations to drive business outcomes.

  • City Centre Muscat celebrates its 15th anniversary in style

    Majid Al Futtaim’s City Centre Muscat, the first and largest lifestyle shopping destination in Oman owned and operated by the region’s leading shopping mall, retail, and leisure pioneer across the Middle East and North Africa, will mark its 15th anniversary on Monday, October 31, 2016 with a series of special events, fun activities for the whole family and the opportunity to win amazing prizes as part of the mall’s Autumn/Winter ’16 fashion campaign.

  • City Centre Qurum OMR 5 million expansion project on track

    Following the recent expansion announcement made in March 2016, Majid Al Futtaim’s City Centre Qurum today announced that the construction of a new car park structure on Level 2 can accommodate 177 additional vehicles, and has been completed ahead of schedule.

  • Crossing the Empty Quarter Expedition officially launched

    As part of the Sultanate’s 45th National Day celebrations, with the blessing of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said and under the patronage of HH Sayyid Haitham bin Tariq Al Said in Oman and HRH Prince Charles - The Prince of Wales in the United Kingdom and HE Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani in Qatar, the ‘Crossing the Empty Quarter’ expedition was unveiled to media at an official event held at the Diplomatic Club in Muscat on Sunday. For only the second time in recorded history an attempt is being made to cross the Rub al Khali, the biggest sand desert in the world. A team of Omani and British explorers will leave from Salalah in Oman on 10th December and walk across the desert through the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to Doha in Qatar.