Category: INDUSTRY



Banking & Finance
Bank Nizwa - Best Islamic Services and Products Award
Bank Nizwa Wins ‘Best Islamic Products And Services In Oman’ Award

  Committed to redefining the banking experience in the Sultanate, Bank Nizwa was named ‘Best Islamic Products and Services Provider’ in Oman during the Banks Awards and Commendations of Excellence ceremony organized by the World Union of Arab Bankers recently held in Lebanon. This accolade reflects the bank’s strategy of continuously offering progressive Islamic banking […]

Auto
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Standing out from the crowd

The update for the MINI 3 door, the MINI 5 door and the MINI Convertible includes fresh design accentuations, innovations in the field of drive technology and additional customisation options. Muhammed Nafie gets behind the wheel of the reinvented MINI hatch range to explore the corners of Dubai  The British premium automobile manufacturer strengthens the […]

Auto
Montero Sport
Montero Sport: Strong Performance and Spacious Interior

The stunning line-up of Mitsubishi models, offered in Oman by its official distributer – General Automotive Company (GAC), continues to increase in popularity within the local market. One of its most prominent models is the Montero Sport, which is well known for its wide-ranging capabilities and reliability that ensure a total piece-of-mind ownership experience. It […]

Cover Story
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Industry-focussed

Oman Tourism College attaches great importance to making the academia more compatible with the industry requirements. Excerpts from an interview with Dean,  Dr Abdulkarim Al Mughairi. Muhammed Nafie reports Tourism is one of the vital sectors in Oman’s economic diversification plans. The government has outlined an ambitious tourism development strategy. How are your college’s vision […]

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Unlocking Oman’s tourism potential

Sundus Rotana Muscat has mapped out its future with focus on creating employment opportunities for Omanis and contributing to the Sultanate’s 2040 tourism strategy, says General Manager, David Faull Sundus Rotana opened its door in late 2017. Could you talk about the operations and some of the unique offerings of the hotel? Sundus Rotana is […]

Cover Story
Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre - Trevor McCartney, General Manager new
Placing Oman in international spotlight

Since opening its doors in October 2016, Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre (OCEC) has hosted over 200 local, regional and international events. Excerpts from an interview with General Manager, Trevor McCartney Can you talk about the operations and major milestones of OCEC since opening its doors in October 2016? Since opening its doors in October […]

Omantel launches ‘Tourist Pack’ to enrich tourism

Omantel – the first and leading provider of integrated telecommunications services in the Sultanate –launches the ‘Tourist Pack’, a dedicated pack tailored for tourists visiting Oman. Priced as low as RO 5, the pack offers 2 GB of Internet usage, 50 SMS and 50 flexi voice minutes that can be used locally and internationally, in […]

Banking & Finance
CBO
Private deposits at commercial banks reach RO12.47bn

Private deposits at commercial banks in the Sultanate at the end of the first quarter in 2018 witnessed a slight decline by 0.77 per cent to OMR12.47 billion, compared to OMR12.57 billion in the corresponding period last year, according to a monthly statistical bulletin published by the Central Bank of Oman (CBO). The gross value […]

News
Al Araimi
Al Araimi Walk to create 3,000 jobs

Al Raid Group announced that its upcoming project, Al Araimi Walk will generate around 3,000 jobs. The company added that it was excited about the Al Araimi Walk, which is slated to be completed by September, 2020. It is a mall which is to be built on the ‘retailtainment’ model. “The upcoming project of Al […]

Retail
Retail
Retail Frontier

The phenomenal growth of mega hypermarkets all across the Sultanate, has completely transformed the retail landscape and is all set to galvanise the jobs sector as well as the economy    A massive surge in expansion and growth of shopping malls, hypermarkets and supermarkets is fast changing the dynamics of the retail sector across the […]