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In the Eye of Beauty - Nine Artists Honored

by Dr. Patricia Groves
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As a tribute to nine of the founders of the art movement in Oman, the Omani Society for Fine Arts is exhibiting some of their recent works at Gallery Sarah in Bait Al Zubair till the end of November

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Oman National Day Ball on Wheels
Flashy cars with flashier decorations once again hog limelight during the National Day celebrations across the Sultanate

Oman's Historical Bonds of Trade and Tourism
Historical and political links, operation ease and cost benefits have led to emergence of the United Kingdom as Oman’s second largest inbound tourism market, after the German-speaking stratum

Cake of good hope marks Oman's 44th National Day celebrations
Cutting of the ‘biggest cake ever made in Oman’ marked the National Day celebration at Shangri-La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa



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Oman 44th National Day celebrations: In true colours
Thousands of people including women and children from Aint, Darsait Sahl and Thuan had joined a colourful procession from the Al Noor Mosque
Succulent steaks at RBG restaurant
Jitman Magar, the sous chef resembles Jet Li, the Chinese film producer, actor and martial artiste or one could say the ‘wushu champion’ from Beijing
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The House with Dogs - Muscat's proud family's love for canines and other pet animals
Residing in Oman with a team of pet dogs since late 1970’s, this Indian couple has realised what unconditional love is all about, the most significant aspect of a true human-beast bonding
Wings of Passion - People in Oman embracing the sport of flying radio controlled planes
“The sport is gaining immense popularity in the entire country. People in Oman love machines and technology, and the RC planes imbibe marvel of both.
In the Eye of Beauty - Flower bloom in Muscat
Japanese floral art, known today as Ikebana is a highly disciplined practice, which traditionally is conducted in the peace of spiritual silence
Call of the road - Bikers gear up for Grand Oman Ride 2014
Next Friday, more than 300 riders from over 21 countries will ride out from Muscat to the historic city of Nizwa, spreading the message of peace, brotherhood, and harmony
Punching Bag: If given a chance to name the next tropical storm passing by Oman, what name do you propose and why?
Cyclones are natural calamities and are like uninvited guests for any nation. People are still suffering from the cyclone GONU that hit Oman in 2007 as many people got displaced due to floods
In the Eye of Beauty - Summer Storm at Royal Opera House Muscat
It seems that Muscat is now part of that home landscape. The response of the Muscat audience, even to the unconventional piece by Phillip Glass, was incredibly enthusiastic and sustained
Oman racing: Three of a kind
Rallying is not just about adrenaline rush. It is also about overcoming heavy odds, challenging the established societal norms and nurturing talents.
Cake-mixing ceremony held at On the Rocks Restaurant and Lounge in Muscat
The cake-mixing ceremony held at On the Rocks Restaurant and Lounge in Muscat last week harbingered the upcoming Christmas season.
Oman wildlife: Let's save the Sooty falcon
After Egypt and Saudi Arabia, Oman is said to have the largest breeding population of sooty falcons
Lake theatre lies low
It is one of the largest public theatres in the Sultanate, but the Lake Theatre inside Qurum Natural Park hasn’t hosted even a single major stage show for the last two years
Punching Bag: Is there need for more affordable hotels at Jebel Akhdhar and Jebel Shams to facilitate tourists?
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Ubhar - The Authentic Taste of Oman
Named after the Atlantis of the Sands, the lost city of the Empty Quarter, Ubhar has been reviving Omani cuisine through a fusion of traditions and modernity

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Taxing expats and cutting defence expenditure are among the proposed steps to meet the deficit due to drop in oil prices
Majlis Al Shura refuses to hike expatriate labour recruitment fee in Oman
Majlis Al Shura economic committee is holding a meeting to discuss various proposals related to labour recruitment
Indian man found dead in Oman
The body was first found by his sponsor, social workers informed
Will a working wife lose resident status if she stays out of the country beyond 180 days? Oman legal expert answers
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Oman crime: ROP seizes arms cache in Dhofar
In another raid, customs officials of the central mail department seized 49 banned items last October
Smriti turns down demands to make Sanskrit compulsory
Smriti Irani on Saturday dismissed charges that education was being saffronised even as she turned down demands that Sanskrit be made compulsory in the curriculum
Cruise industry booming as tourists flock to Oman
Picturesque locations, renowned hospitality and rich heritage have all contributed to the tidal wave of tourist arrivals in the Sultanate
Earthquake hits off Oman's Musandam peninsula coast
The tremor had a depth of 10 kilometres
Freeze on jobs considered: Oman finance minister
On Sunday, the Majlis A Shura has approved a proposal to set oil price at $80 per barrel for the 2015 budget
Omantel working to resolve network glitch
From about 1.30pm today a number of Omantel subscribers have not able to make phone calls or use the Internet
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Sohar airport opens, first flight lands at the airport
Like Duqm airport, the early operations at Sohar airport were started even before completing the terminal building of this green field airport
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Ooredoo celebrates National Day with free calls in Oman
Customers will be able to activate the offer on 17th November
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Missing Indian boy in Muscat found
The 12-year-old missing boy is a Class VI student of Indian School Darsait
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Sunday Beat: Why thousands of Omanis quit jobs in private sector?
The process of Omanisation is not just to find an Omani national a job but it is about staff retention and career progression
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Omani taxi driver who sums up honesty
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Companies violating Oman consumer protection laws might be named and shamed under proposed law
With PACP reporting rising consumer law violations, wary people are demanding harsher penalties for the perpetrators in the amended law
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Muslims discovered Americas: Erdogan
Muslims discovered America in 1178, not Christopher Columbus, the Turkish president said in a televised speech
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Remittance tax on expats in Oman back in focus
Taxing expats and cutting defence expenditure are among the proposed steps to meet the deficit due to drop in oil prices
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Oman's National Day holiday announced
Minister of the Diwan of Royal Court announced National Day holidays
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Health tips - Sleep well
Some people are poor sleepers, the solution could be as simple as eating the right nutrients in your diet
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Remittance tax on expats in Oman back in focus
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Ban on firm over Oman National Day fireworks error
The company responsible for the fireworks display at the National Day has been banned after the firecrackers exploded close to a group of people
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Voluntary blood donations rising in Oman
‘Replacement donations’ are being phased out and substituted by voluntary blood donations, says a medic from the Ministry of Health
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Missing Indian boy in Muscat found
The 12-year-old missing boy is a Class VI student of Indian School Darsait
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VIDEO: His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said addresses the nation
His Majesty expressed his happiness and thanked the people of Oman for their wishes and prayers.
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Oman National Museum set for trial launch
Select visitors will be invited to the museum during the trial to observe the operations in the museum of the information system, security and safety, showcases, graphic designs and visitors’ services
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Sohar airport opens, first flight lands at the airport
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Times of Oman Quiz: Daily Prize Challenge - Day 19
Test your knowledge and enter the Times of Oman Quiz 2014 every day to stand a chance of winning a prize.
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Oman signs concession pact with Medco Arabia, Intaj for developing block 56
Oman’s Ministry of Oil and Gas on Thursday signed a concession agreement with Medco Arabia and Intaj for exploring and developing block 56, which has crude oil and natural gas deposits.
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