Stories about Oman from May, 2007
Oman: Shura Questions
Omani blogger Sleepless in Muscat discusses the affairs if the Sultanate here. “Then there is the other side of the story that has so many questions and queries to ask and begs to differ with the situation at hand. The fact that our country has come a long way in...
Oman: Minimum Wage and Omanisation
Omani blogger Suburban questions the effectiveness of setting an Omanization quota for corporations in order to reduce the reliance on expatriate labour and provide greater work opportunities for Omani national citizens. Suburban argues that the stringent rules for laying off non-performing Omani employees along with the proposed increase in the...
Oman: Shopping in Next Door ‘Do-Buy’
Omani Al Muscati had to travel to nearby Dubai to buy supplies for his home. “With our house already a few months behind schedule, I'll be damned to wait 8 weeks for simple things like door handles or light fixtures. So like the majority of my fellow Omanis, I packed...
Oman: Friday-Saturday Holiday?
Omani blogger Sleepless in Muscat updates us with plans to introduce a Friday-Saturday holiday in the Sultanate.
Oman: More Airports
The construction of five new airports in Oman will deal a serious blow to the environment, notes Sleepless in Muscat.
Oman: Food Blog Launched
Oman blogger Blue Chi has set up a cooking blog along with her friend. “I would like to confirm that all the photographs found on the Omani Cuisine website are of the actual food that we made, and no, I am not kidding. You can now go ahead and check...
Oman: Public Smoking Ban?
Omani blogger Sleepless in Muscat discusses banning smoking in public and increasing taxes in the Omani capital Muscat here.