New Zealand’s Finn Fisher wins Tour of Oman second stage

New Zealand’s Finn Fisher wins Tour of Oman second stage

MUSCAT - New Zealand’s rider Finn Fisher-Black of UAE Team Emirates put up a dominating performance to win the dramatic 170.4 km stage two of 13th edition for Tour of Oman today in Quriyat. On a day of heavy rains, the Kiwi youngster picked up a spectacular victory after more than four hours of racing that began at As Sifah in a cloudy weather. This is the second successive triumph for the rider Finn in Muscat following his earlier title of the second edition of Muscat Classic event on Friday...

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CAA issues Alert No.2 on climatic conditions

CAA issues Alert No.2 on climatic conditions

MUSCAT — The National Multi-Hazard Early Warning Center at the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has issued Alert No.2 on the heavy rainfall expected over the Sultanate of Oman. It reads as follows: “It is expected that heavy thundershowers associated with downdraft fresh winds and hail will fall tomorrow Monday over the governorates of Muscat, South Al Batinah, Musandam, North Al Batinah, Al Buraimi, A’Dhahira, South A’Sharqiyah, and North A’Sharqiyah. The Civil Aviation Authority advices all to...

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HM The Sultan presides over opening of Duqm Refinery in presence of Emir of Kuwait

HM The Sultan presides over opening of Duqm Refinery in presence of Emir of Kuwait

DUQM — His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik presided over the opening of Duqm Refinery and Petrochemical Industries in the Special Economic Zone of Duqm (SEZAD) today, in the presence of Sheikh Mishal Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah, Emir of Kuwait. When the two leaders arrived at the project’s site, they were received by Sultan bin Salim Al Habsi, Minister of Finance, Dr. Imad Mohammad Al Ateeqi, Kuwait’s Minister of Oil, Abdulsalam bin Mohammed Al Murshidi, Chairman of Oman Investment Authority...

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Yanni in Oman in aid of the visually challenged

Yanni in Oman in aid of the visually challenged

October 26, 2011:  B&W achieved a musical breakthrough by bringing in the musical wizard, Yanni to Oman and making this world-renowned composer perform at the Grand Hall of the Sultan Qaboos University, again a first. This was the...

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The adventures of Captain Juma, the sailor

The adventures of Captain Juma, the sailor

The adventures of Captain Juma, the sailor Will God fulfill the prayers of old men whom time forgot? Will God heed to the desire of a proud, old Omani sailor? These queries played in our mind as we talked to a venerable old sailor, a former ship (dhow) captain, and an...

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Sheikha Layla, the Camel Whisperer

Sheikha Layla, the Camel Whisperer

We froze. A four-legged, nearly 500kgs creature, was rumbling towards us with a mighty bellow. When it came close, we involuntarily shut our eyes. Even with our closed eyes and palpitating hearts, we could still feel this scary beast’s presence. When we mustered...

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The wizard of Asa

The wizard of Asa

In a dark and tiny room, a nearly 50-year old man is seen seated on a floor littered with crude work tools and attempting to bend the top part of what appears to be a wooden stick. He holds the stick in a makeshift clamp and then slowly bends it to the desired shape....

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