Category: INDUSTRY

Swissport to handle Oman Air cargo services

Oman Air and Swissport International, a leading service company to airlines and airports, have signed a multi-station agreement for full cargo handling services at London Heathrow, Munich, Frankfurt and Paris Charles de Gaulle.

Health Care
Better health care for premature babies in Oman

Oman has seen a significant increase in the rate of survival for extremely premature infants, new research indicated. The study, published in the latest issue of the Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal (vol. 15, issue 3), investigated the outcome of infants born at 23 to 26 gestational weeks in Sultan Qaboos University Hospital (SQUH).

A future focussed pioneer, BMW 7 Series luxurious driving experience

The new BMW 7 Series redefines what an exclusive, luxurious driving experience looks like. Alpana Roy drives the trendsetter in Porto, Portugal for this exclusive test drive. The handing over of the baton from one generation to the next at the top end of BMW’s model line-up sees the brand presenting a raft of innovations […]

Real Estate
Oil price fall and real estate market

There may be a drop in costs in the medium term that may put pressure on property prices. Oil Prices have dropped significantly in the last year. How has the real estate market in Oman reacted and what does the future hold? As of now, demand and supply are matched and therefore rents and prices are stable. Demand is underpinned by the fact that the economy continues to grow in real terms and, therefore, job creation continues.

Dunes by Al Nahda, the beauty destination of Oman

The soft opening of Dunes by Al Nahda, a luxury resort at Wadi Abyad sand dunes, brings the beauty and wildness of the Omani desert closer to your doorstep. Muhammed Nafie reports. Ramlat Tawq is the beautiful sand dunes tucked away at Oman’s picture-perfect Wadi Al Abayad. Located between Barka and Nakhil…

Truck production - MAN plant in Munich
Lkw-Produktion im MAN Werk München
Truck production - MAN plant in Munich
MAN Awarded for Sustainability

MAN has again been included as one of the most sustainable companies in the world’s leading sustainability ranking in 2015. In this year’s Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI), the sustainability rating agency RobecoSAM again ranked the Company in the Dow Jones Sustainability World and Europe Indices.

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Gulf Gearing up for the New Normal

A decade of oil driven abundance looks to be fading for the Middle East with the first of what we expect to be a new cycle of rising budget deficits emerging in our forecasts for 2016 in Algeria, Saudi Arabia and Oman, says Simon Williams, chief economist, Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa, […]

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Assarain Group Chairman Gets Lifetime Achievement Award

Lieutenant Colonel Said Salem Al Wahaibi, Chairman, Assarain Group of Companies, was recently felicitated with the coveted ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’, in the recently held Dossier Construction Awards & Summit 2015 at Muscat. On his behalf, Mr.Khalid Al Wahaibi and Mr.Said Salem Al Wahaibi, received the award from the Chief Guest, His Excellency Yahya Said Abdullah […]

BIZZ ARABIC Awards to Celebrate Excellence

THE BIZZ ARABIC awards ceremony will recognise companies that have attained high-level of business excellence, on October 28 at The Al Bustan Palace, A Ritz-Carlton Hotel. THE BIZZ is one of the most important business awards in the world, given out to leading businesspeople in each sector who stand out for their business excellence. They […]

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PDO, GlassPoint to Develop World’s Largest Solar EOR Plant

Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) and GlassPoint Solar are going to build the world’s largest solar EOR plant. Speaking about the project, Raoul Restucci, Managing Director, PDO said, “The world’s largest solar EOR project will deliver 1021MW (1GW) of peak thermal energy. This fantastic project is called ‘Miraah’, the Arabic word for mirror. With an investment […]