Bank Muscat launches Limited Edition Prepaid Card for FIFA World Cup 2022™

Bank Muscat launches Limited Edition Prepaid Card for FIFA World Cup 2022™

MUSCAT – In celebration of the countdown to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, Bank Muscat, the leading financial services provider in the Sultanate, has announced the launch of an exclusive limited edition Visa Prepaid Card in partnership with Visa. Customers can apply via Mobile or Internet Banking for the Visa card, which has been designed as a collector’s item and can be used for both local and global payments.On this occasion Abdullah Tamman Al Mashaani, General Manager – Products, Bank...

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Diwan of Royal Court issues statement on death of Sheikh Khalifa

Diwan of Royal Court issues statement on death of Sheikh Khalifa

MUSCAT - The Diwan of Royal Court issued an official statement on the death of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the sisterly United Arab Emirates.The official statement read: “Believing in God’s decree and destiny, and with great emotion and sadness, His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik received the news of the death of his late brother, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the sisterly United Arab Emirates. He was one of the Arab leaders...

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Oman to host International Photographers Event in October 2022

Oman to host International Photographers Event in October 2022

MUSCAT -  Oman will host the 35th FIAP Black and White Biennial – Oman 2022 from 24 to 31 October 2022 in Muscat. Oman will be the first Middle East country to host this international event.A meeting was held to this effect between Said Sultan Al Busaidi, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth’s Undersecretary for Culture and Riccardo Busi, President of the International Federation of Photographic Art (FIAP) Board of Directors.The idea of hosting this global event emanates from the...

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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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