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e-visa to ease Oman entry, boost tourism

by FAHAD AL MUKRASHI
The e-visa system would help the expatriates to enter the country via the local airports and border posts. Photo-Times of Oman
To be launched by ROP this month, e-visa is aimed at helping the visitors pick their visas from the comforts of their homes

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Oman plans to make Bausher-Amerat road safer with steel cables
Steel cables will be strung along the Bausher-Amerat road to prevent it getting blocked following frequent mountain slides in the area, a senior Muscat Municipality official has said

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e-visa to ease Oman entry, boost tourism
To be launched by ROP this month, e-visa is aimed at helping the visitors pick their visas from the comforts of their homes
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Oman plans to make Bausher-Amerat road safer with steel cables
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READER WARNING: This video contains graphic footage of the accident, viewers of a sensitive disposition should make a decision whether to watch.
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NOC for sale: OMR2,000 price tag for No Objection Certificate in Oman
Expatriate employees claim on social media that their bosses are asking huge sums to give them a No Objection Certificate
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NOC for sale: OMR2,000 price tag for No Objection Certificate in Oman
Expatriate employees claim on social media that their bosses are asking huge sums to give them a No Objection Certificate
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Video: Final moments of ambulance crash into truck captured by road camera in Oman
READER WARNING: This video contains graphic footage of the accident, viewers of a sensitive disposition should make a decision whether to watch.
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Expats and experts convince Royal Oman Police to do U-turn on traffic fine plan
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Weather update: Rescue services fume as rain warnings ignored in Oman
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Air India Express enhances baggage limit for Oman flights
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