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Highlights from first day at the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series 2016 in Oman

Sunday, 28 February 2016 1:10 PM

Ben Ainslie of Land Rover BAR led his team to two wins from three starts on Saturday as America's Cup racing came to the Middle East for the first time. Jimmy Spithill's ORACLE TEAM USA is close behind. Double point races are scheduled for Sunday.


LV America's Cup World Series comes to Oman

Tuesday, 23 February 2016 11:56 AM

The Sultanate of Oman will create a rare slice of sporting history when it becomes the first country in the Middle East to host America’s Cup racing by staging the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series Oman on 27-28 February 2016.

Culture & Society»

Adventurers recreate 1931 Arabian desert trip on camels

Sunday, 31 January 2016 1:09 PM

A group of adventurers have completed the 1,300km dry and inhospitable route from Oman to Qatar - an epic 1,300km journey of crossing the vast stretch of Arabian desert called the Empty Quarter which was last completed in 1931 - in 49 days.

Culture & Society»

On the cultural heritage trail in Oman

Tuesday, 22 December 2015 12:15 PM

An exploration of Oman’s extraordinary cultural heritage – a look into Muscat, the capital that is filled with stunning architectural sights with a modern twist.

Travel & Hospitality»

Oman's deserts and mountains

Tuesday, 27 October 2015 12:56 PM

From coconut fringed beaches and crystal clears seas to rocky mountains and a desert straight from one thousand and one nights, Oman's landscape surprises at every turn.


Oman's rise in the sailing world

Tuesday, 20 October 2015 12:49 PM

This week Oman is hosting the RS:X World Windsurfing Championships for the first time.


GCC exhibition raises awareness on disabled people's obstacles

Monday, 23 March 2015 12:21 PM

Artists from Qatar, Oman and the UK are using an exhibition in Doha to raise awareness of the issues faced by disabled people living in the Gulf.


Solar plane starts next leg

Tuesday, 10 March 2015 12:30 PM

Solar Impulse takes off from Oman on the second leg of what its pilots hope will be a record-breaking journey into aviation history.


Global gold prices plummet

Thursday, 27 June 2013 10:42 AM

The price of gold has continued to tumble, down to its lowest in nearly three years

Culture & Society»

Omani culture in the heart of the UAE

Sunday, 11 November 2012 12:54 PM

Because of a decision taken 70 years ago, Madha belongs to a different country, Oman, and maintains its own unique character


IEA report optimistic on oil price

Tuesday, 16 October 2012 10:09 AM

The price of oil could be on course for a gradual drop over the next five years according to the latest report from the International Energy Agency

Politics & Economics»

Sheikh Khalifa meets Sultan of Oman

Monday, 16 April 2012 12:36 PM

UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan held talks with Sultan Qaboos of Oman

Culture & Society»

Omanis turn down evacuation pleas despite flood fears

Sunday, 29 January 2012 1:24 PM

Residents of threatened village Hail Al Ghaf have refused to move in spite of government warnings


Critics speak out over spike in iftar food wastage

Wednesday, 31 August 2011 12:59 PM

UNESCO official says reining in waste during Ramadan is a social and even Islamic obligation

Politics & Economics»

Obama's ratings drop as economic concerns rise

Thursday, 23 June 2011 12:43 PM

US Fed admitted on Wednesday that the country's economy is growing slower than it expected

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