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Sep 24 2020 AOS

Oman’s relationship with the UK, which dates back to a trade treaty signed in 1646, has existed and grown throughout the centuries. Today, both nations are bound by a diverse mosaic of personal and co...
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OBBC Spotlight On SOHAR Port and Freezone

Sep 22 2020 AOS

I was fortunate enough to meet the late Khalid Al Sibabi, the first Omani to climb Everest, while working on a project set by the Ministry of Education. I remember going back home that day and there w...
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INSIGHT Conquering the World's Highest Mountain

Sep 18 2020 AOS

The current low oil price and resulting State budget reductions heralds a new opportunity for Omani renewable energy companies. The local domestic electricity tariff is highly subsidised with domestic...
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OBBC Spotlight On Solar in Oman

Sep 15 2020 AOS

Sep 10 2020 AOS

As Kiwis, it is almost a right of passage to adulthood, to have a little of that “itch/urge/curiosity”, to explore the big wide world. New Zealand is a remarkable country, but being so far from the r...
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INSIGHT Rub al Khali

Sep 10 2020 AOS

Despite facing unprecedented market headwinds, Oman’s integrated global energy company, OQ, has pressed ahead with one of its boldest projects: the US$6.7 Bn Liwa Plastics Industrial Complex (LPIC), s...
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OBBC Spotlight On Oman's Mega Petrochem Project

Sep 08 2020 AOS

The game of golf in Oman began in 1970 with two modest sand courses. Half a century later Oman is fast earning a reputation as a unique and spectacular golf tourism destination. I first experienc...
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INSIGHT Golf: From Sand Courses to World Class Grass Courses

Sep 03 2020 AOS

What is Oman’s roadmap for its energy transition? What is the readiness of Oman’s Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) segment to participate in this opportunity and responsibility? Reflecting on ...
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OBBC Spotlight On The Role of SMEs in Oman’s Transitioning Energy Sector

Sep 01 2020 AOS

My name is Noorulhuda Al Mandhari, I am an Engineer by profession and an adventurer by heart.  My journey towards sports and adventure began in 2018 when I decided to scale the highest free standin...
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INSIGHT What Climbing Mountains Taught Me

Aug 27 2020 AOS

The world is entering a new era wherein the challenges of global climate change are affecting how oil and gas companies operate their businesses. These global challenges affect everything from attempt...
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OBBC Spotlight On Decarbonisation Efforts in Oman