Tag: Oman

    The survey team gathers more than 230 samples in Marmul concession area

    A survey conducted by the National Field Research Centre for Environmental Conservation (NFRCEC) has collected over 230 samples that recorded the presence of Arabian wolf, striped hyena, Arabian gazelle, hare, honey badger, red fox, Blandford fox and Ethiopian hedgehog. The National Field Research Centre for Environmental Conservation (NFRCEC) at the Diwan of Royal Court conducted […]

    Cars float on the streets: Oman and Iran covered with a powerful flood
    09 Jan 2022

    Heavy rains have caused deadly flooding in Oman and Iran. More than ten people have already become victims of the disaster, The Watchers reports. Heavy rainfall also affected the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Pakistan and Afghanistan. Muscat reportedly received 110 mm of rain in just a few hours, the same as in two […]

    Oman: torrential rain floods wadis, six people killed
    08 Jan 2022

    Severe weather fronts have hit the Gulf region over the new year. Flooding in Oman, triggered by heavy rainfall that began on New Year’s Eve, has killed six people and left several towns completely cut off, The National News reports. Oman TV reported on January 1 that a man was found dead in his vehicle […]

    The pact signed to strengthen environmental regulation in SEZs, free zones in Oman

    The Public Authority for Special Economic Zones and Free Zones (OPAZ) and the Environment Authority (EA) signed on December 12 a technical cooperation programme aimed at strengthening and developing cooperation in environmental aspects in the special economic zones and free zones. The agreement was signed by Dr Ali bin Masoud al Sunaidy, Chairman – OPAZ, […]

    Call to preserve Omani environmental uniqueness

    Environmentalists and nature-lovers have called for protecting Omani environment and to contribute to further enhancing the landscape and to support counbtry’s environmental protection. Littering is a punishable offence and people visitors to holiday spots should keep aloof from dumping waste in public and avoid burning charcoal at the beaches and parks. “The Sultanate of Oman […]

    We remember 2021 because of the Middle East heatwave: temperatures top 50° C in several countries
    22 Dec 2021

    Oman, Iran, Kuwait and the UAE were all affected in summer 2021, as extreme temperatures were recorded across the region. Let’s call to memory how it was, thanks to Middle East Eye. Four countries in the Middle East saw temperatures surpass 50° C amid a continuing pattern of record-breaking heat for the time of year. […]

    A simple guide when hiking in Oman
    21 Dec 2021

    Winter in Oman is the best time for all types of outdoor activities and quite obviously all the hiking trails will be busy with the sound of footsteps of numerous hiking teams – professional groups, individuals and beginners alike. Let’s check the recommendations written by Oman Observer. *** When I started pursuing my passion, I […]

    Liwa Plastic Industries Complex in Oman officially commissioned

    High Highness Sayyid Asaad bin Tarik al Said, Deputy Prime Minister for International Relations and Cooperation Affairs, Personal Representative of His Majesty the Sultan, presided over the launching ceremony of Liwa Plastics Industries Complex (LPIC), a RO 2.7-billion mega project of OQ, at Suhar Industrial Port, on December 13, Oman Observer reports. The LPIC is […]

    A 260-million-year old petrified tree stump on display at Oman’s museum

    The petrified rock is displayed at the Natural History Museum located in Al Khuwair’s Ministry District as a symbol of Oman’s history. A tree trunk of petrified wood 260 million years old is on exhibit at Oman’s Natural History Museum, placed right in front of the main gate, Gulf News states. Petrified wood is the […]

    Shared vision, commitment to integration underlie Gulf trade deals

    The signing of new investment deals reportedly worth $30 billion between Saudi Arabia and Oman is no doubt a positive development for solidifying cooperation between the member countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council. Yet the first questions that spring to mind are: Why Oman and why now? Let’s find the answer together with Arab News. […]