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Oman diving: Underwater frills and thrills

by T.A. Ameerudheen
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To dive or not to dive?

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Oman healthcare sector facing crunch of medics
With health facilities booming in Oman, there has also been an upswing in the quality of treatment, in view of the growing competition

Omani artists display unique Islamic Calligraphy artworks
The leading calligraphic artists in Oman, Sami Al Ghawi and Saleh Al Shukairi, held a unique joint exhibition, at the Omani Society for Fine Arts

Inspirational speaker, author Lewis Pugh loves Oman's natural beauty
"It was a magnificent scene. I have never seen so many green turtles together in my life," the accomplished swimmer said.

Nasheed singer's 'songs of life' draw inspiration from Omani poetry
For Ahmad Al Rasbi, life is all about celebrating the common things and realising the love and respect for others.


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