• 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.


    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Darren Darwin Appointed as General Manager of Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar

    Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spa are delighted to announce the appointment of Mr. Darren Darwin as General Manager of Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar in the Sultanate of Oman. Darren will lead the team at Anantara’s first resort in the country, which is scheduled to open in summer 2016 as the highest luxury hotel in the Middle East, and amongst the highest in the world. A highly accomplished hospitality professional, Darren brings with him a wealth of experience, having worked on the pre-opening of several luxury and upscale hotels.

  • Drake & Scull Engineering awarded series of major contracts worth AED 350 million in Oman in Q2 2015

    Drake & Scull International PJSC (DSI), a regional market leader in the integrated design, engineering and construction disciplines of General Contracting, Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP), Water and Power, Rail, and Oil and Gas, and wastewater treatment, has announced that Drake & Scull Engineering Oman, a subsidiary of Drake & Scull Engineering, has secured a series of contracts for a combined value of AED 350 million. Under the terms of the agreements, DSE Oman will deliver the MEP works on the Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre in Seeb, two hotels in Saraya Bandar Jissah near Muscat, and an airport hangar related facility.

  • Dunes, by Al Nahda all set to woo guests from all over the world with their Official Soft Launch

    Dunes by Al Nahda, is the new paradise set in the golden sands of Wadi Al Abiyad, 45 minute drive away from Al Nahda Resort and Spa.  It is also a member of Preferred LVX, a division of Preferred Hotels& Resort. Preferred LVX’s properties are carefully scrutinized, showcasing refined and globally sophisticated hotels and resorts in coveted locations, including some of the most exceptional and luxurious properties Worldwide- being branded with the Preferred LVX is truly a great honour for any hotel. Dunes, by Al Nahda, with its exotic location and premium facilities is a member of this bouquet of hotels and prestigious group. This will go a long way to position Oman as a high-end, luxury destination attracting a mix of worldwide visitors.

  • EMS and Omantel Partner for Free Wi-Fi Hotspot Services

    EMS, a leading technology and mobility specialist announced its partnership with Omantel to bring free Wi-Fi internet hot-spot service for internet user in the Sultanate of Oman.  This Wi-Fi service is available in various public places across Oman and users can connect to these internet hotspots and surf the internet for free. Omantel (Oman Telecommunications Company) is the primary provider of internet services in the country and owns a large network of public Wi-Fi facilities throughout the country, reaching from malls to airports as well as other public places like parks and hospitals with high public footfall. A part of Omantel’s strategy is to lead the innovation and digitalization in the sultanate by offering variety of services and solutions to cover all telecom needs of today’s fast pace world.

  • Exceed Gulf plans rigorous expansion

    Exceed Gulf, a leading IT service provider in the GCC region, has shifted its operations to a bigger office at Muscat Grand Mall, which was opened under patronage of Dr. Salim Sultan Al Ruzaiqi, Chief Executive Officer of the Information Technology Authority (ITA). From this new premium location, Exceed endeavours to stay within reach of its clientele. Located in the heart of the city, the new office will go a long way in establishing Exceed Gulf as a preferred IT service provider, catering to a wide range of customers across GCC.

  • Immerse in the Beauty of Khareef with Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara

    This summer will see the launch of the highly anticipated Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara, due to open its doors in the lush seaside jewel of Oman’s southern shores during the infamous Khareef season. A colloquial Arabic term used to describe a unique weather pattern in Oman, each year between June and September, the coastal fringe of Dhofar experiences a run-in with the Indian Ocean’s monsoon season. During this time, rain blankets the region, turning the dun-coloured coastal plains and mountains emerald green, transforming Salalah into a tropical paradise.

  • iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus Launch in Oman

    Arab Business Machine, Apple authorised distributor for the Middle East, announced today, it will offer iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus,