Category: Editor’s Pick

Editor's Pick

  The success of Barka Grand Center in a short span has opened a new mall category – suburban community shopping and entertainment destination – in Oman. Buoyed by the encouraging response from the visitors and tenants, Barka Grand Center is moving ahead with the second phase of development. Akshay Bhatnagar reports When we think […]

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Emerging leaner and stronger

Amid subdued oil prices, the 2017 budget aims at reducing budget deficit, rationalising public spending, revitalising non-oil revenues and enhancing their contributions in total government revenues. The government also intends to increase employment rates, achieve medium-term fiscal and economic stability and enhance public-private partnership to accelerate more investment projects and private sector initiatives. Oommen John P reports […]

Imprint on Nation

Coinciding with the 46th National Day, Bank Muscat’s Imprints for the nation is a first-of-its-kind public-private partnership in social responsibility with four key programmes to inculcate financial literacy, promote sustainable tourism, sustain green environment and encourage enriched lifestyle Leading by example is the forte of Bank Muscat, the flagship financial services provider in the Sultanate. […]

Designed for Convenience

The Volkswagen Tiguan Drive Experience organised recently by Volkswagen and Wattayah Motors from Muscat to Alila Jabal Akhdar Resort, one of Oman’s most picturesque locations provided a closer look at the new Tiguan’s technology, state of the art features and experiencing its true capabilities first hand. Oommen John P reports   Distinctively designed, the new […]

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Tailor-made exclusivity

Julian Ayers, Regional Vice President – India and Middle East and Guy Heywood, Chief Operating Officer – Asia, Commune Hotels and Resorts share Alila Jabal Akhdar’s offerings for corporate clients. Mayank Singh reports Why should corporate clients consider Alila Jabal Akhdar for meetings and conferences?  Julian Ayers: You get a fantastic location on the mountain; […]

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Maserati Levante (65)
Luxury inside and out

Maserati Levante’s design brings a new concept to the SUV world, combining spaciousness and coupé lines It’s nothing short of exhilarating to get behind the wheel of a Maserati Levante and navigate Muscat’s roads and the inland mountain routes in Oman. With its elegant surfaces, spacious leather seats, intuitive on-board controls and exceptional engineering, Maserati’s […]

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Bangkok beckons

AirAsia X recently started direct flights in the Muscat-Bangkok sector, offering comfortable journey at economical rates. A Harikumar reports after enjoying a trip in the inaugural flight Travel by budget airlines is a money-saving option but is often thought of as a not-so-enjoyable experience, especially if it is a long-haul flight. However, Thai AirAsia X […]

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Safety first

A roundtable discussion on Health Safety and Environment (HSE) organised by the Nama Group and OER calls for a regulator or an authority to implement HSE regulations and sharing of best practices between companies   Moderator: Welcome, everyone. Initially, we want to get your thoughts on HSE practices in the country. I would like to […]

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APL Logistics
APL Logistics forms joint venture in Oman

APL Logistics announced the setting up APL Logistics Oman, a new joint venture company with Arab Global Logistics in Oman. APL Logistics Oman will spearhead efforts to develop Oman as a regional logistics hub to serve local and international customers in the Middle-East and East Africa, according to a press release. APL Logistics is the […]