The Cleaning and Perfuming of the Masjid Al Haram in Mecca

The Cleaning of the The Masjid al-Ḥarām in Mecca, 24 hours a day each day of the year

Oman’s Subsidies in the News again

In Oman Total subsidy and exemption estimate for 2015 is at OMR1.8 billion (thats USDollar 4.67Billion) says the Times of Oman and it will be entrenched further with the establishment of the ‘strategic food reserve’ .

According to Reuters, Oman Government expenditure this year is estimated at 14.1 billion rials ($36.6 billion).
So subsidy is about 12% of Government expenditure – which incurred a deficit of OMR1.06 billion in 2014 and is projected to increase to OMR2.5 billion in 2015.



According to Boston Consulting – private wealth in Oman Continue reading


While we all applauded the spectacle, the sun sank into the desert hills to the west below as we stood in the Fakhr-al-Din al-Maani Castle .

Sunset Palmrya

Sunset Palmrya

To the east, immediately underneath the castle, was the city of Palmyra, Continue reading

Huge increase in personal wealth in Oman

Private wealth in Oman grew by an impressive 35.4 per cent in 2014 says Boston Consulting Group.

Central Bank of Oman

Central Bank of Oman

This despite Continue reading

Wadi bani Khalid

Despite the diminishing wind speed of Cyclone Ashobaa there is plenty of rain to fall. Wadi bani Khalid on the Continue reading