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BP Oman
The creation of Khazzan: From sand to city

How BP transformed a remote Omani desert to a massive gas operation facility the size of Greater London Converting a land mass covered by an enormous semi-sandy desert plain, dunes and flat terrain to a massive gas field, the size of Greater London, is nothing short of a miracle. BP Oman did exactly this when […]

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Gateways to future growth

Ports and free zones are becoming game-changers for Oman’s long-term economic growth, as the government is  focusing on logistics to supplant the hydrocarbon sector as the nation’s economic mainstay. Muhammed Nafie reports The chronicle of Oman’s history abounds in fascinating accounts of maritime exploits. Remnants of a 4,500-year-old Reed Boat, excavated from Ras Al Jinz, vouch […]

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Tourism
Tapping tourism potential

The Sultanate’s beautiful landscapes and diverse tourism options capture the hearts of Omanis and tourists alike   A country of breathtaking natural beauty interwoven with a kaleidoscope of history, legends and adventures, the Sultanate of Oman has tourism destinations that suit the taste of different categories of tourists and visitors. The Sultanate presents opportunities to […]

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Relax, Relish, Rejuvenate

Muhammed Nafie  visits Millennium Resort Mussanah for a weekend retreat and comes back falling in love with its stunning location, striking views and stupendous stay Photo: Rajesh Rajan Looking for an idyllic weekend getaway in the outskirts of Muscat where you will be lulled by the undulating waves while enjoying the unobstructed views of majestic […]

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 Redrawing Oman’s industrial future 

Duqm is getting transformed into a world-class investment and leisure destination through planning, designing and implementing long-term strategies for infrastructure development. Muhammed Nafie reports   Duqm, located in Oman’s Al Wusta coast, is currently witnessing one of the most ambitious infrastructure developments to have ever taken place in the Sultanate. An integral part of Oman’s economic […]

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Economies of scale

Renaissance Village Duqm which will be fully operational in April, 2017 can provide quality accommodation at affordable rates for close to 17,000 workforce at Duqm free zone. Muhammed Nafie reports Oman will be setting a new standard in providing quality workforce accommodation when Renaissance Village Duqm, an iconic 17,000-bed facility to accommodate people working for […]

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The Swiss Splendours

Alpine valleys will seduce your senses, leaving you with no option but to simply surrender to the temptation of majestic mountains, crystal-blue lakes, verdant valleys speckled with quaint chalets and, above all, the eternal snow  As our cable car glided its way through the breathtaking views of the Swiss Alps above Davos, Europe’s highest city at an altitude […]

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Shifting into top gear

Oman is making tourism a central plank of its economic strategy, as the country braces itself for a post-oil future pursuing its diversification drives with a renewed sense of urgency. Muhammed Nafie reports “We then set out for the country of Oman and arrived there after six days’ travelling. It is a fertile land, with […]