MoHE explores projects in Al Buraimi Industrial City

MoHE explores projects in Al Buraimi Industrial City

MUSCAT - Her Excellency Dr Rahma bint Ibrahim Al Mahrouqiyah, Minister of Higher Education (MoHE), Research and Innovation, visited Al Buraimi Industrial City recently to explore the investing projects and get acquainted with the opportunities available in the industrial city. Al Mahrouqiyah was accompanied by a number of officials representing the public and private sectors. Receiving the delegation, Hilal bin Hamad Al Hasani, CEO of Madayn, explained that Al Buraimi Industrial City – along...

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Jawahir Oman rebranded as Majliya

Jawahir Oman rebranded as Majliya

MUSCAT - Jawahir Oman recently revealed its new brand identity, “Majliya”, in a bid to make the brand experience more accessible to customers in the Middle East and beyond.At a special event, attended by loyal customers, the rebranded Majliya store was unveiled in the commercial district of Al Qurum.Commenting on this exciting rebranding, Marco Belgrado, General Manager of Majliya, said, “Jawahir Oman was established in 1977 to continue the legacy of the Sultanate’s famed jewellery makers...

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Rowing between two ‘callings’

Rowing between two ‘callings’

A ‘Ballad’ writer pens a ‘song’ for migrantsA scribe cum activist, hailing from a community of ballad singers, Rejimon Kuttappan, 43, has given free rein to his storytelling skills, which he says runs in his blood.Rejimon, who is from Pala, Central Travancore, but now settled in Thiruvananthapuram, immortalised the heroic fishermen who saved over 60,000 lives during the floods that ravaged Kerala in 2018. That turned out to be a springboard for him to launch an ‘eye opener’ of a book, which...

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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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