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Al Jenaibi International Automobiles unveils the new BMW X6 in Oman

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The Design Pure Extravagance equipment package adds striking, high-quality accents to both the interior and the exterior. - Photo & Video by A.R. Rajkumar
The second generation of the Sports Activity Coupé has already posted global sales of almost 250,000 units

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Unni Menon to wow Muscat with musical event on December 27
he musical night titled Mazhaneerthullikal is organised by XpatAsia and powered by Melody Events

Oman restaurants: The Harbor at The Cave unveils lavish weekday buffet lunch
The Harbor restaurant in The Cave Complex at Darsait Hills has started a grand buffet lunch on week days

ITHS 2014 opens to highlight investment opportunities in Oman’s tourism sector
The International Travel and Hospitality Show 2014 will be inaugurated by Eng. Khalfan Al Na’abi, adviser at the Ministry of Sports Affairs, at the Oman International Exhibition Centre on Sunday

Omanexpo opens a window to the world of women and children
The Woman & Child Expo offers visitors a diverse exhibit of health and beauty, food and health, home and kitchen products, fashion wear, bridal dresses and gowns, and wedding planning services

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Indian Social Club Malayalam Wing to celebrate Women’s Day
Indian Social Club (ISC) Malayalam Wing will be celebrating its Women’s Day on December 13 commencing at 7pm at ISC Multipurpose Hall in Darsait
Oman cars: Volksfest starts at Wattayah Motors
Volkswagen Oman is offering unbeatable deals on a number of models, in addition to cash gifts valued up to OMR3,000 per purchase
Oman's Home Centre ready to enhance festive cheer Home Centre ready to enhance festive cheer
From dressing your table or decorating the tree to filling up your home with seasonal colours and gleaming ornaments, Home Centre offers abundant ideas and inspirations to set the mood
Oman cars: All-new Lexus RC F woos customers at motor show
Visitors to the Lexus stall also had an opportunity to learn more about Lexus and the lengths it goes to, to create amazing luxury automobiles
Al Bustan Palace all set to celebrate festive season
Each of the hotel’s restaurants and lounges will offer their own unique festive delicacies in a variety of beautiful settings for families to enjoy
Bank Sohar receives two awards in London
In a latest recognition the bank has won ‘Most Socially Responsible Bank’ and ‘Fastest Growing Bank’ Awards from International Finance Magazine of the United Kingdom
Landmark Group - Oman announces fifth edition of ‘Beat Diabetes’ walkathon
The annual walkathon which will be held on December 5 is supported by Ministry of Health & Oman Diabetes Association, and registration for the walk is free.
'Yalla MINI' roadshow reaches Oman
‘Yalla MINI’ is a regional roadshow that will further continue its journey in Qatar, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia
Indian School Ghubra in Muscat marks Oman National Day with pomp and colour
Around 2000 students participated in the March to share their joy with the people of Oman and show their gratitude to His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said
Occidental Oman spreads joy among kids in hospitals
The initiative was started on Monday by giving 50 Tablets to the kids admitted in the Royal Hospital
Oman cars: Pajero desert adventure to start on December 12
All Mitsubishi Pajero owners in the Sultanate are invited to register for the upcoming trips at the Mitsubishi Showroom in Azaiba
Oman’s ‘Spiderman’ scales Muscat Grand Mall with Ooredoo’s National Day flag
Ooredoo also unveiled a huge artistic collage of His Majesty at their billboard in Qurum, the largest in Oman
Bank Muscat Oman Air card offers special discount on airline tickets
Bank Muscat have launched an exciting joint promotion offering special discounts on airline tickets booked online
Oman tourism: Shangri-La opens new rooftop lounge
hangri-La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa has announced the opening of new rooftop lounge — B.A.B. Lounge
Oman Air relishing unprecedented success as awards continue to rain
It is immensely satisfying to know that air travellers, travel agents, operators and industry experts alike feel that the products and services we offer are amongst the very best in the world

Tweets by Omani national a violation of cyber law
Tweets by Omani businessman alleging corruption charges against some government officials are breach of privacy law and moral orders of the country
$2.3b ‘Omagine’ project to create 1,000 jobs for Omanis
To be located in Al Hail and close to Muscat airport, ‘Omagine’ will have seven pearl-shaped buildings
Muscat Municipality bans sheesha smoking after midnight
Smoking sheesha after midnight will not be allowed in cafes, according to a letter sent by the Muscat Municipality to sheesha cafes recently.
Oil price decline will not affect citizens’ life in Oman: Fahd
Sayyid Fahd reaffirmed that the development projects will continue to be implemented and that steps are being taken to avoid a negative impact on Omani citizens’ lives
Back-breaking bags a bane for schoolchildren in Oman
Children risk spinal cord deformities, and long term health risks if they are forced to carry heavy backpacks every day, say doctors
Oman weather: Jabal Shams freezes at -2 Celsius
As winter comes calling, Jabal Shams recorded minus 2 degree Celsius temperature.The maximum temperature at Jabal Shams was five degree Celsius
As oil prices plunge, GCC braces for ‘tough times’
GCC countries are forecast to lose at least half their oil revenues, or around $350 billion a year, at current price levels
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Internet rules tourism market as agents pushed to back seat in Oman
Earlier, tourists used to choose destinations on the basis of what the destination managing agents used to say or market. Now, people’s reviews decide ratings of the destination
Oman Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries lifts ban on import of poultry from Vietnam, Nepal
The decision was based on the recommendation of the competent veterinary authority
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84% of Majlis Al Shura members approve ban on alcohol in Oman
Humaid Al Nasri, Majlis Al Shura member, told Times of Oman, members have supported a ban and punishment for anyone who manufactures, drinks and conducts business in alcohol
Is Oman one step closer to alcohol ban?
A proposal from the Majlis Al Shura for a total ban on alcohol has won approval from members. But the move has already attracted critics who fear its impact on tourism and foreign investment
Majlis Al Shura members vote to ban sheesha cafes in Oman
Majlis Al Shura members have voted for a ban on sheesha cafes in Oman in view of the health risks associated with them
No two-month job visa ban for expatriates in Oman
There is no two-month ban in place while issuing fresh job visas for expatriates who are eligible to join a new employer, a reliable source in the Royal Oman Police (ROP) said.
‘Genetic blood disorder affects all Oman tribes’
The high prevalence of blood disorders in Oman can be attributed to the practice of marrying a close relative, says an expert, urging prospective couples to take the premarital genetic tests
Increase in gas price in Oman necessary
Initially, there may be a problem but in the long term the impact will be absorbed, say experts
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Oman's Majlis Al Shura to debate curbs on serving liquor to citizens
Shura members will also discuss whether the ban should include serving of liquor in public places like hotels
Unified driving licence in GCC: Royal Oman Police
A unified driving licence will come into force from January 1, 2015, Royal Oman Police (ROP) said in a circular
Majlis Al Shura seeks to host Oman's higher education minister
In accordance with Article 58 of the Basic Law of State, upon a request signed by at least 16 members of Majlis Al Shura, any of the serving ministers may be subject to interpellation