Majlis Al Shura united on call to end expat grip on top jobs in Oman

by REJIMON K /TARIQ AL HAREMI
But an Omani CEO, Omani trade union leader and Omani economic expert urge caution on the plan

Oman expects to attract 5 million tourists per year by 2030

by Rahul Das
Five million tourists are expected to visit the Sultanate of Oman per year by 2030, a senior official from the Ministry of Tourism said on Monday

Job opportunities in Oman seen rising despite slump in oil prices

by Times News Service
Oman is set to create more jobs in 2015 despite the fall in oil prices, according to a survey released recently

Central Bank of Oman refutes currency depreciation rumours in the Sultanate

by ONA
Speculations about depreciating the local currency due to declining oil prices, have been dismissed by Hamoud bin Sangour Al Zadjali, Executive President of the Central Bank of Oman

Iranian folk music troupe set for first performance at Royal Opera House Muscat

by Times News Service
Rastak, one of the Iran’s leading contemporary folk music ensembles, will make its Omani debut at the Royal Opera House Muscat on May 7

In Pictures : Where Muscat rents have risen and fallen, Q1 2015

by Times Photo
In Ruwi, the average monthly rent for an apartment is OMR 400 while the average monthly rent that for a villa is OMR 600. - Times photo
Technology
TomTom CEO says its maps destined for use in self-driving cars
by Reuters

Dutch navigation company TomTom aims to become a main provider of technology for self-driving cars as it charts its way back to success after seven lean years, chief executive Harold Goddijn said.

Thursday
Oman tourism: Visit to old house at Misfat Al Abriyeenh
by SARAH MACDONALD

Oman’s only traditional guesthouse, the Misfah Old House, offers visitors the chance to experience village life in the picturesque Misfat Al Abriyeen

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Entertainment
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by Reuters

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