December 2010


Against all odds

Third quarter results and recent contract wins indicate good times ahead for Galfar

Partners, Allies, Friends

The UK and Oman are working together in a number of fields, but H E Dr Noel Guckian says this is just the beginning

Looking Good

A look at latest gadgets in the market for consumers

Visitor View

Corporate executives who were on short visits to Muscat

Business scout

Lord Mayor of London speaks on investment opportunities for Oman

In a league of his own

Many from the multifarious Ajit Khimji Group describe Dharmesh Khimji as a young visionary who brings a unique perspective to the table

Brand Oman

The Brand Oman Management Unit (BOMU) has helped highlight the sultanate as an ideal destination

At the helm

When Abdulredha Mustafa Sultan joined the family business in 1994, the 24 year old graduate of San Diego State University wasn’t too nervous.

Man of vision

 Wael al Lawati manages a growing portfolio of projects and is entrusted with the task of overseeing the government’s tourism development and investment efforts

Visitor View

Corporate executives who were on short visits to Muscat

The son rises

Al Khalili Group, which is all set to expand regionally, has just moved into its swanky eight-storey corporate office in Ghubra

New arenas

His father built an empire of diversified businesses but Ammar Maqbool al Saleh is taking Oman Holdings International (OHI) to new heights

Inheritor of a legacy

When Qais Mohamed al Yousef inherited the leadership of the Al Yousef Group in 1997, he was only 24

In sync with technology

At 39 years of age, Nailesh Khimji, director at Khimji Ramdas, is considered to be one its modern pioneers who is taking the 140 year old business to a different level of success

Legal eagle

Sahar Askalan is a striking blend of East and West

Born leader

Shabir M al Yousef, CEO, OIFC, is a man known for his lack of tolerance for laxity


Sheikh Khalid Ali al Matani, the chairman of Samatel, the sixth MVNO to launch services in Oman

Strong pillar

Ziyad al Zubair has been the driving force behind The Zubair Corporation’s growing and successful tourism and real estate development business in Oman over the past decade

Building blocks

Thirty-three year old Hussain Ahmed Mohsin is the young, ambitious director of Ahmed Mohsin Trading

Up the ladder

Mohammad al Farei, general manager of the Zeenah Group, proved himself at a young age

The PR Guru

As managing partner of Trans-Arabian Creative Communications (TRACCS) in Oman, Hassan al Saleh pioneered the introduction of public relations as a sophisticated communications tool to the market.

New kid on block

Good business is not about just expansion and acquisitions but also about streamlining and divesting, says Faisal Murtadha al Lawati, managing director, Fairtrade Group


When oil is generated from the ground, there are sometimes spills or accidents that end up contaminating the soil and rendering it unfit for use


Khalid al Haribi, the man behind Tawasul, the sultanate’s first national independent and professional not-for-profit think tank, says the organisation is driven by its vision to be the foremost and preferred catalyst to foster an effective and efficient civil society in Oman. Tawasul is modelled after a policy research think tank

Life Lessons: From the natural world

Humans have certainly evolved over the thousands of years we have occupied this planet. But in many ways, we continue to learn from the natural world, which is full of inspiring examples

Bringing up Oman Inc

The purpose of any educational system is to ensure that by the time students complete their graduation, they are equipped with basic knowledge and skills in their chosen fields. On entering the workforce, this knowledge is augmented with real time on-job learning

Return of confidence

Total year to date earnings of MSM listed companies that had released results till mid-November show a growth of about five per cent as compared to the same period of 2009. Analysis by NBO Research Bureau

A car par excellence

A dream car to drive, the DB9 rewards you with excellence, sophistication and absolute driving pleasure