Oman


Muscat Sheraton flyover construction work set to begin next month

by Staff Reporter
The Darsait-Wadi Kabir flyover project is expected to be opened to traffic by the beginning of 2016, according to an official of Muscat Municipality. Photo - Jun Estrada/ Times of Oman
Construction work on the Sheraton flyover project will be started by next month as part of Muscat Municipality’s project to ease traffic flow from Darsait to Wadi Kabir
read more
Ban on dancers and live music at nightclubs in Oman to continue
Ministry of Tourism insists a ban on performances in venues rated lower than four stars in Oman to stay

Public Authority for Consumer Protection Oman assures food price stability in Ramadan
Omani markets witness a significant surge in shopping since consumers buy a lot of ration in advance

Major firms unfazed over expat labour curbs in Oman
As small time construction companies worry about the extended visa ban on employing expat construction workers for six more months, big companies insist the construction sector will not be affected

Yanni casts his musical spell in Chennai
For the music aficionados in Chennai, Yanni’s concert was an opportunity to appreciate some of the greatest instrumental hits performed by Yanni’s troupe of world-class musicians and vocalists


More in Oman
Majlis Al Shura discusses Oman health laws
A law on combating infectious diseases and the law on the protection of potable water sources from pollution came up for discussion at a meeting of Majlis Al Shura on Tuesday
Public Authority for Electricity and Water held Vocational health, safety forum in Muscat
Public Authority for Electricity and Water organised he 2nd Vocational Health and Safety Forum at the Golden Tulip Hotel in Muscat on Wednesday
307 arrested in Al Mudhaibi for flouting Oman labour law
As many as 307 Oman labour law violators were held in Al Mudhaibi in course of raids carried out by an inspection team of the Directorate General of the Manpower in Sharqiyah North
Muscat set for first Michelin dining event
Shangri-La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa will welcome celebrity Italian chef, Alfredo Russo, to present an exclusive Michelin gourmet dining experience at the resort’s Sultanah restaurant
Oman news in brief - April 16
A round up of news stories from Oman
Malaysia a growing medical tourism spot for Omanis
The number of Omanis seeking medical consultations and treatment in Malaysia last year rose by around 30 per cent. In 2012, there were approximately 1,000Omani patients in Malaysian hospitals
Child burnt to death in Musandam; One person dead in Saham traffic accident
No other casualties were reported though the house suffered damage, according to the Public Authority of Civil Defence and Ambulance (PACDA).
Yanni is Yanni, say his fans after Chennai concert
From a fan to a music lover, from a professional musician to the celebrity, Yanni’s live concert in Chennai was an uplifting, inspirational and dream come true evening
IPL fiesta set for sedate inaugural in the UAE
The first twenty matches of the cash-rich Twenty20 tournament were shifted to the UAE following the Indian government’s refusal to provide adequate security
HM greets the Queen of Denmark
His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said has sent a cable of greetings to Queen Margrethe II of Denmark on the occasion of her birthday
Omanis prefer private hospitals despite expenses
In several instances, the citizens prefer to consult the private hospitals for their improved facilities as they can help them in receiving treatment abroad if required
Kalabhavan set to celebrate Thyagaraja Music Festival
Kalabhavan School of Music and Arts, Muscat will be celebrating Thyagaraja Music Festival on April 25 to pay homage to Thyagaraja, who was also an inspired composer
Omani school girls show their tech skills with innovative robots
Are robots meant only for boys? Nine Omani school girls at a pavilion in the recently concluded Comex proved that they, too, can ‘man’ those machines skilfully
Times of Oman Inter School Quiz Contest an inspiration for children across schools: Quizmaster Giri
Quizmaster Giri Pickbrain’ Balasubramaniam, tells us why he loves to play quiz in Oman. His clue for the participants is to keep in touch with the Times of Oman
Oman Tourism College stress on training cadre
Oman Tourism College is focusing on training nationals to work in the tourism industry, said the dean of OTC, Dr Abdulkareem Sultan Al Mughairy

POPULAR IN TIMES
Movie Review: Chennai Express
SRK unleashes all his charm and experience over the years into his character and comes up with a winning performance
Global players eye Oman’s $12b vision of trains, planes, pipelines and ports
International firms are lining up to cash in on Oman’s plans to build its $12 billion vision of trains, planes, pipelines and ports
Omani arrested in India returns home
Indian airport police had arrested Al Hadrami for allegedly carrying a 7.62mm rifle bullet inside his razor container. The court agreed to hand over his passport, which led to his return to home
Expat ban extended for construction and cleaners in Oman's private sector
The decision to extend by six months the ban on expatriate construction workers and housekeeping staff in private sector comes after a review of the labour market
Chennai symphony salutes Yanni
Music maestro Yanni is in Chennai to perform for the Black & White-organised Yanni India concerts. As a curtain raiser to his concert, noted Indian musicians held a show in his honour
Mangalore-bound Air India Express flight returns to Muscat in midway due to technical problems
The passengers were offloaded and they were only able to board the plane and leave Muscat at around 6pm.
Oman National Computer Emergency Readiness Team issues Heartbleed bug advice
As millions of online users globally worry over the ‘Heartbleed’ bug, an Internet security flaw, Oman National Computer Emergency Readiness Team advise users to upgrade their OpenSSL
Woman jailed for husband’s murder to be freed, deported
An Indian school teacher in Sur, who was jailed last October for stabbing her husband when he was reportedly drunk, will be released and deported in the last week of this month
Royal Oman Police confirm ePassports and eVISA services by year-end
Nationals’ machine readable passports will be replaced by ePassports by the end of this year, Royal Oman Police officials have confirmed
Facebook versus Jerusalem? An account of Palestinians' everyday life struggle
Every day is a struggle for the Palestinians but they are fearless, determined to keep on living.
Family of five to be laid to rest in Oman
An Indian family of five who were killed in a tragic road accident, which also claimed the lives of four nationals, will be laid to rest in Oman
12 Comments
Omani arrested in India returns home
Indian airport police had arrested Al Hadrami for allegedly carrying a 7.62mm rifle bullet inside his razor container. The court agreed to hand over his passport, which led to his return to home
6 Comments
Asian arrested at Muscat International Airport for trafficking drugs
A man was arrested at the Muscat International Airport after he was found carrying 104 drug capsules inside his intestines, after the police conducted an X-ray test on him
5 Comments
Raids on Oman expat homes to help catch illegal workers
Authorities plan a slew of measures including tighter controls on work permits and tenancy contracts as part of the new regulations
4 Comments
Chennai symphony salutes Yanni
Music maestro Yanni is in Chennai to perform for the Black & White-organised Yanni India concerts. As a curtain raiser to his concert, noted Indian musicians held a show in his honour
3 Comments
Malaysia confirms participation in Oman medical tourism exhibition
The conference, organised by the Ministry of Health, Oman, will provide an opportunity for MHTC to focus on the healthcare travel advantages
2 Comments
Aam Aadmi Party chief forgives autorickshaw driver who slapped him
Arvind Kejriwal visited the residence of the autorickshaw driver who had slapped him at a roadshow in Sultanpuri area of North-west Delhi and the Aam Aadmi Party leader said he has "forgiven" the man
2 Comments
Indian School Darsait plans bus service for better student safety
Buses will have CCTV, GPS tracking, stop arm, speed limiter, rear view camera, anti-skid floors and school bus warning lights
2 Comments
No school bus despite Pakistan School Muscat’s triple tragedy
The Board of Directors of Pakistan School Muscat has scrapped the plans to have their own school buses to transport children
2 Comments
Movie Review: Chennai Express
SRK unleashes all his charm and experience over the years into his character and comes up with a winning performance
2 Comments





LATEST IN TIMES