Omani population reaches 4 millions

The recent figures prepared by Oman National Center for Statistics showed interesting figures about the population in the Sultanate.

 Omani males outnumber Omani females
 56% of the population are Omanis while 44% are expatriates.

People of Oman

The population of Oman exceeded the 4 million mark on April 1, 2014, according to recent population statistics revealed by the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI). As of April 2, the total population of Oman has reached 4,000,345. Omanis constitute 55.8 per cent of the population with 2,232,949 Omanis, while expatriates comprise 44.2 per cent of the total population with 1,767,396 expatriates in the Sultanate. Comparing these figures with those issued at the end of December 2013, the number of Omanis has increased by 20,256 in the first quarter of 2014, while expatriate numbers increased by 23,049 during the same period. In detail, the figures show that Omani males outnumber females in the country. The total number of males stood at 1,130,115, while the number of females hit 1,102,834.
For the expatriate population, the number of males is higher than females, with 1,448,816 males versus 318,580 females. The Governorate of Muscat recorded the highest percentage of expatriates which stood at 62 per cent of the total population of the governorate by the end of March 2014, while Omanis comprised 38 per cent of the residents. In Al Dakhiliyah the ratio of Omanis is 77 per cent compared to 23 per cent expatriates of the population. In Al Batinah Governorate, the ratio of Omanis stood at 75 per cent against 25 per cent expatriate population. The ratio of the local versus expat population in other parts of the Sultanate varied between Al Dakhiliyah’s and Muscat’s figures

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The NCSI report also showed that Indian workers lead different nationalities with 597,334 employees, followed by Bangladeshis (508,774), Pakistanis (223,219), Ethiopians (44,411), Indonesians (30,734), Filipinos (29,251), Egyptians (23,094), Nepalese (12,806) and Sri Lankans (12,468)
For the expatriate population, the number of males is higher than females, with 1,448,816 males versus 318,580 females. The Governorate of Muscat recorded the highest percentage of expatriates which stood at 62 per cent of the total population of the governorate by the end of March 2014, while Omanis comprised 38 per cent of the residents. In Al Dakhiliyah the ratio of Omanis is 77 per cent compared to 23 per cent expatriates of the population. In Al Batinah Governorate, the ratio of Omanis stood at 75 per cent against 25 per cent expatriate population. The ratio of the local versus expat population in other parts of the Sultanate varied between Al Dakhiliyah’s and Muscat’s figures.

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Easter eggs

Easter eggs are decorated eggs that are often given to celebrate Easter. The oldest tradition is to use dyed and painted chicken eggs, but a modern custom is to substitute chocolate eggs, or plastic eggs filled with confectionery. Image

Eggs, in general, were a traditional symbol of fertility, and rebirth.In Christianity, for the celebration of Eastertide, Easter eggs symbolize the empty tomb of Jesus though an egg appears to be like the stone of the tomb, a bird hatches from it with life; similarly, the Easter egg, for Christians,is a reminder that Jesus rose from the grave and that those who believe will also experience eternal life.

Easter eggs types and regional variants

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from Romania

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Polish pisanki

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a tree decorated with thousands of Easter eggs

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Easter eggs from Bulgaria

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Finnish Easter decorations

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in USA,during Easter eggs hunt

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Easter eggs from Slovakia

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Red tide hits Omani coast again

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Omani waters have been hit by by red tide but,according to the environmental specialists it’s not dangerous.red tide may be toxic,causing rapid death of fish population in the affected areas.The last time Oman was hit by red tide was in 2011.The are known cases when in 70′s in Salalah red tide causes the death of hundreds of tons of fishes.

It is adviced not to swim in the affected areas.The red tide was spotted in  Qurayyat ,south of Muscat,last Friday.Image

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Qantab beach in 2012(pictures)

In the previous post I wrote about new hotel and residential project currently under development in Saraya Bandar Jissah.I have found some older pictures in my PC.They’re taken in 2011-2012.ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage

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New resort to be built in Muscat

I used to be a regular visitor to Yiti,Sifah and also Qantab beaches.The latest was always busy,mainly because of the close proximity to Ruwi or Muttrah.It’s pity that Qantab beach is not available anymore for public.To my excitement I was wondering what’s going on and found an interesting article about Qantab beach area in Arabian Business magazine.

This how it looked like someday in 2012.

Qantab beach

Starts of second phase

source:www.arabianbusiness.com

And how is going to look like when finished:

source: www.arabianbusiness.com Hotel+2+External+View Sea+view+from+grand+villas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The ambitious project aims to create more than 1000 jobs when finished in 2017 and it’s the first of its kind of project to launch since 2007. Saraya Bandar Jissah resort will include two five-star beach hotels,residential villas with their own community facilities.

The Qantab beach-Saraya Bandar Jissah is located just between Al Bustan Palace and Dive centre.


*(All pictures apart of the first one were taken from http://www.arabianbusiness.com)

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PDO Tennis Club open day

PDO tennis

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2 Temp jobs for German nationals in the UAE(German General Consulate)

S T E L L E N A U S S C H R E I B U N G

Das Deutsche Generalkonsulat in Dubai sucht zum 15. April 2014 zwei Mitarbeiter/innen in Vollzeit
(40 Wochenstunden) zur personellen Verstärkung des Teams der Pass- und Visastelle während der
„Visahochsaison“ befristet bis zum 15. Oktober 2014

Arbeitszeit: Sonntag bis Donnerstag, 07.30 Uhr bis 16.00 Uhr

Die Aufgaben umfassen u.a.:
• Vorbereitende und unterstützende Tätigkeiten im Rahmen der Visaerteilung, insbes. die
Vorprüfung und Eingabe der Anträge inkl. Recherchearbeiten;
• Verwaltungstechnische Überprüfung der Anträge;
• Befragung von Antragstellern;
• Back-Office Tätigkeiten (z.B. Ablage, Beantworten von Anfragen; Drucken und Kleben von
Visaetiketten

Die Bewerber/innen sollte über folgende Qualitäten verfügen:

• kontaktfreudig, teamfähig sein und über interkulturelle Kompetenz verfügen;
• belastbar und flexibel sein;
• mühelos einen Computer-Arbeitsplatz beherrschen;
• Deutsch und Englisch fließend sprechen und schreiben; Arabischkenntnisse sind wün-
schenswert, aber nicht zwingend erforderlich;
• Erfahrung in Gesprächsführung mitbringen;
• Gültige Aufenthalts- und/oder Arbeitsgenehmigung in den VAE (transferable residence per-
mit);
• bereit sein, Überstunden zu leisten

Es wird darauf hingewiesen, dass während dieser 6 Monate kein Urlaub genommen werden kann.

Die Vergütung richtet sich nach dem Vergütungsschema für örtlich beschäftigte Mitarbeiter des Ge-
neralkonsulats Dubai. Das Gehalt unterliegt der deutschen Lohnsteuer. Deutsche Staatsangehörige
müssen außerdem Beiträge zur deutschen Rentenversicherung abführen.

Bitte senden Sie Ihr Bewerbungsschreiben in deutsch mit nachstehenden Unterlagen

• Lebenslauf mit Foto
• Zeugnisse/Empfehlungsschreiben
• Nachweise über bisherige Tätigkeiten
• Kopie des Reisepasses und der Aufenthaltserlaubnis für die VAE

in elektronischer Form bis spätestens zum 30. März 2014 an: vw-s@duba.diplo.de
Unvollständige Bewerbungen können leider nicht berücksichtigt werden.

Bewerber/innen, die in die engere Auswahl kommen, werden zu einem Vorstellungsgespräch
eingeladen.
Wir freuen uns auf Ihre Bewerbung!

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Left Bank Muscat-is it beginning of the end?

Everybody knows Left Bank.One of very few bars in the city of Muscat where you can get a drink a meet fellow expats.This place also serve the food but most people used to go there to get a drink or two.

Now i got a message from LB saying they lost alcohol licence and currently are ”dry”.As i have never been a big fan of their restaurant,I’m just guessing:Are the people going to dine there even though they won’t serve drinks anymore?

The management of LB announced that they’re waiting for a renewal of their licence.I think they’re going to face a huge reduction of the clients as most of the people go there for a pint/drink.It would be sad Muscat would loose another bar.

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True activist

Just a quick one:

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Ride for Roy-Dubai

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