MEED Since its launch in 1957, MEED has been tackling news issues head-on with groundbreaking exclusives that shape the Middle East. It is a subscription-based online business intelligence service with a weekly magazine. It is based in Dubai and owned by the UK’s Top Right Group.

MEED Events MEED’s portfolio of events has been developed over the past decade to cover all the region’s key business sectors. From large-scale summits and conferences to breakfast briefings and webinars, MEED’s events are well-known for their senior speakers.

MEED Insight MEED’s premium research division, MEED Insight brings together MEED’s data-rich archives and unique relationships with key business decision-makers across the region to produce authoritative reports, such as the Mena Projects Forecast & Review and the Oman Projects Market 2013 report.

MEED Projects This subscription-only service offers in-depth project tracking through its database, which monitors projects from inception and feasibility through to financial close, the awarding of engineering, procurement and construction contracts and completion. Its data is used to track the market with the Gulf Projects Index, which is updated weekly.

Oman News Agency

The sultanate’s official news agency was established in 1986 and operated under the Oman Establishment for Press, News, Publication and Advertising until it was transferred to the Ministry of Information in 2006. It disseminates news from abroad and locally to foreign and domestic media in English and Arabic.

A member of the Organisation of Asia-Pacific News Agencies and the Organisation of Arab News Agencies, it distributes news and photographs to subscribers and produces a daily bulletin covering global events.


The government held a monopoly on television broadcasting until the passing of the Private Radio and TV Companies Law in August 2004. This allowed Omani citizens to establish radio and television stations. The first independent television station, Majan TV, launched in 2009.

Sultanate of Oman Television (Oman TV) first broadcast from Muscat in 1974, and began separate transmissions from Salalah the next year. The two stations were joined by satellite link to form a unified service. In 2006, a second channel was added, mainly showing sports programmes. Pan-Arab satellite channels are widely available.

Arabic newspapers


Oman Daily

English newspapers

The Week

Oman Observer

Times of Oman

Muscat Daily