Brand Oman

National Omani Hospitality Company, established by Omran, has introduced ‘Atana’, a first of its kind Omani hotel brand that blends age-old local tradition with contemporary culture. Two hotels in Musandam province now carry the ‘Atana’ tag, says Pascal Eppink, its Managing Director, in an interview with Oommen John P. Can you give us a brief […]

Preserving biodiversity

Dr Nadiya Al Saadi, Executive Director, Oman Animal and Plant Genetic Resources Centre, talks about the potential of Oman’s genetic diversity, inherent in its animals, plants, marine species and microorganism; and the various initiatives taken by the centre to identify and promote them as well as ensure their sustainable use, in a freewheeling chat with Muhammed Nafie.

GLOBAL Signs Contract with Wartsila

Rural Areas Electricity Company has awarded the contract for the construction of a new Masirah Island Power Plant to Global Chemicals & Maintenance Systems. An OER report.

Commercial Agencies Law of Oman

The recent amendments to Oman’s Commercial Agencies Law are the first of three complementary legislative measures aimed at increasing competition in the Omani market and curbing price rises.

Brand Titan

Titan Watches plans to invest RO5mn and open 60 to 80 new outlets in the Sultanate in the next five years, says H G Raghunath, CEO, Watches and Accessories Division, Titan Company Limited in a chat with Oommen John P.


In order to promote Omani products in overseas markets, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, PEIE, Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OCCI) and Ithraa have devised an integrated plan.

Changes to Omani insurance companies law

The recent amendments to Omani Insurance Company Law require all insurance companies in Oman to be incorporated or registered as public joint stock companies with a minimum paid-up share capital of RO10mn.

Integrated governance: key to effective BCM

A comprehensive business continuity management (BCM) programme, which incorporates business continuity (BC), disaster recovery (DR) and crisis management, is a must for complex, growing and global business organisations. In today’s global economy, the various operational aspects of the companies are susceptible to the risks of disruptions that are beyond the reach of Information Technology (IT). […]