Shangri-la Al Husn appoints Nick Flynn as hotel manager

Shangri-la Al Husn appoints Nick Flynn as hotel manager

MUSCAT - Nick Flynn has been appointed as Hotel Manager, joining the exclusive Shangri-La Al Husn, a breath-taking cliff top retreat for adults located in beautiful Muscat, Oman. The Australian native joined in October 2022 from the Shangri-La Rasa Sentosa, Singapore where he held the position of Resident Manager.The seasoned hotelier brings with him three decades of experience across an impressive portfolio of top-tier luxury hotels and resorts around the globe including stints in key...

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Meethaq Islamic Banking launches Ikram package for pensioners to improve financial inclusion

Meethaq Islamic Banking launches Ikram package for pensioners to improve financial inclusion

MUSCAT – In line with its strategies aimed at sustaining the country’s progress, development and improving financial inclusion for different segments of society, and offering the best Islamic banking services, Meethaq Islamic Banking from Bank Muscat has launched the Ikram package for pensioners, which is a specialised package of Shariah-compliant financing products with attractive profit rates catering to Omani pensioners. It was introduced after studying and understanding the needs of...

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SMEs Development Authority and Sharakah sign MOU

SMEs Development Authority and Sharakah sign MOU

MUSCAT - To empower small and medium enterprises and support the development of their businesses, Sharakah recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with SMEs Development Authority.The agreement endeavours to strengthen collaboration between the two entities on sharing of expertise related to the ecosystem which will boost the growth of SME sector and help them operate successfully and be sustainable. The cooperation will focus on initiatives and activities related to SMEs while...

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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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