Muscat’s well-known cardiologist to unveil his artistic side

Muscat’s well-known cardiologist to unveil his artistic side

‘Art from the Heart’ paintings’ display at City Seasons from July 21 to 30MUSCAT – The pandemic – COVID-19 – and the resultant lockdown has brought out the best and worst among people. Those who lost their loved ones; lost jobs or had careers go kaput had to endure the worst. But some retreated into their shells and then emerged with guns blazing, unleashing their dormant creative sides.Blessing in disguiseThe lockdown free time enabled them to explore their passion and rediscover a new life...

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Bank Muscat CEO Waleed Al Hashar named among Top 100 CEOs by Forbes Middle East

Bank Muscat CEO Waleed Al Hashar named among Top 100 CEOs by Forbes Middle East

MUSCAT - Bank Muscat’s Chief Executive Officer, Sheikh Waleed K. Al Hashar, has been ranked amongst the Top 100 CEOs in the region in 2022 by Forbes Middle East. This is the second consecutive time that the Bank’s CEO has been named in this prestigious list.The Top CEOs list represents 26 nationalities from a range of sectors including energy, aviation, banking and finance, logistics, real estate, construction, tourism etc. It was released by Forbes Middle East after a detailed study of stock...

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Friendship associations – bridge between two countries

Friendship associations – bridge between two countries

By Khalil bin Abdullah Al Khonji The beauty of friendship associations is that they literally serve as a bridge between two countries. Such associations are like full-fledged institutions, which are established at the request of civil society leaders with the aim of developing friendship and cooperation between Oman and various countries in many areas of mutual interest.Extensive fieldsThe fields can be quite extensive and range from the economic, commercial, cultural, scientific, artistic,...

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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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