An exhibition to support the youth, highlight their projects and develop their capabilities and potentials in sustainable areas was recently held at the Muscat Grand Mall.
The Directorate General of Metrology has said that the precious stone lab at the ministry checked 985 precious stones including diamond, polished and raw precious stones in 2018 compared to 979 samples in 2017.
The Public Authority for Civil Aviation (PACA) has forecast hazy conditions over most parts of the sultanate with chances of dust storm in open areas and low level clouds or fog formations over parts of Buraimi governorate and along the coastal areas of Sea of Oman. This condition is expected to stay like this till Monday.
To get a pie of the rapidly developing cruise tourism in Asia, an Indian business group has launched the country’s first cruise liner. Jalesh Cruises launched earlier this month will be sailing to Muscat as well other GCC states as part of its winter schedule in December this year.
One of the most popular destinations in Oman for dune-bashing, desert crossings and camping, Bidiyah recently saw a cleanliness drive involving residents recently. The wilayat is a hot spot for tourists particularly during the winter season.
The Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI) issued over 64,000 certificates of origin to local products exported to GCC and Arab states in 2018 as compared to 14,014 certificates in 2017.
The Ministry of Housing allotted 36,733 residential plots across the country till the end of December 2018, an increase of 18.5 per cent as compared to the same period in 2017. The Ministry of Housing allotted 30,995 housing plots in 2017.
The 2019 edition of Middle East Electric Vehicle Road Trip (EVRT) kickstarted on January 17 in Abu Dhabi, with the entourage entering Oman on Friday and visiting Wadi Shab on Saturday. This year the EVRT is taking participants across the UAE and Oman over 2,000km, starting in Abu Dhabi on January 17 and culminating in Dubai on January 24 - without using a single drop of petrol.