Oman

Bedouins in Oman: A foot in two worlds

As urbanisation creeps closer towards the desert, some fear that traditional culture is being left behind.

Oman

Salalah tourism thrives despite war across the border

Competition for tourist dollars has increased in the Omani oasis, where regional tensions seem far away.

Salalah tourism thrives despite war across the border

Opinion

Will the GCC fall apart?

A meeting of the GCC countries is scheduled for December and decisions will need to be made on its future.

Rami G Khouri

by Rami G Khouri

Rami G Khouri

Al Jazeera World

Oman's Sailing Stars

How four young Omani women sailors challenge stereotypes and push the limits to represent their country internationally.

Middle East

Iran and Oman agree to boost ties amid Gulf crisis

The move comes after Saudia Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt last month cut ties with Qatar.

Iran and Oman agree to boost ties amid Gulf crisis

Middle East

Oman orders trade of Qatari Riyal at official rate

The Central Bank of Oman urges all banks and exchange companies to trade the Qatari riyal at the official exchange rate.

Oman orders trade of Qatari Riyal at official rate

Eid al-Fitr 2017

How long is your Eid?

Eid al-Fitr holidays in 2017 range from 23 days in Saudi Arabia to three in Pakistan.

Eid al-Fitr holiday: How many days is it by country?

Weather

Hotter and drier again in the Middle East and US desert

Halfway through the year and we have already set new heat records

Hotter and drier again in the Middle East and US desert

Middle East

Iran sends warships to Oman amid Gulf dispute

Flotilla will head to Oman before starting mission in international waters near Yemen, the country's navy says.

Iran sends warships to Oman amid Gulf dispute

Inside Story

Can the GCC still be relevant?

The ongoing Gulf rift is not the first crisis to hit the bloc, but what is the effect going to be this time around?

Weather

Thunderstorms pelt Oman's mountainous east

A weekend of rain in and around the Hajar Mountains brought the usual traffic disruption and temporary power outages.

Thunderstorms pelt Oman's mountainous east

Middle East

Oman accepts 10 Guantanamo Bay prisoners at US request

Transfer is part of a push by outgoing President Obama to shrink the prison's inmate population before leaving office.

Oman accepts 10 Guantanamo Bay inmates at US request

Middle East

Yemen's war wounded: 'I just want to go back to Yemen'

Civilians injured in air strikes are being treated free of charge in the neutral neighbouring country.

Yemen's war wounded find comfort in 'brotherly' Oman

Middle East

How Oman aims to become a tourist hub

Under $35bn investment plan, government plans to attract more than five million international visitors a year by 2040.

How Oman aims to become a tourist hub

Middle East

Hard times for Oman's Strait smugglers

New taxes and the lifting of sanctions on Iran could contribute to smuggling's decline in the Strait of Hormuz.

Hard times for Oman's Strait smugglers