Oman’s petrol stations to go solar after schools get same treatment

Oman’s petrol stations are going green with the introduction of solar energy. (Shutterstock)
Updated 09 January 2018

Oman’s petrol stations to go solar after schools get same treatment

Oman’s petrol stations are going green, with the introduction of solar energy, the Times of Oman reported.

The initiative is scheduled to be completed by March 2018, and will be lead by Oman Oil marketing company.

It comes after the successful campaign by Shell Oman Marketing which saw several schools across the country install solar panels.

David Kalife, CEO at Oman Oil Marketing Company, said, “As a home-grown organization, it is our responsibility to support the Sultanate’s long-term renewable energy strategies and protect Oman’s environment.”


Dubai announces $136 million extra stimulus package

Updated 24 October 2020

Dubai announces $136 million extra stimulus package

  • The announcement takes Dubai's total stimulus measures this year to 6.8 billion dirhams

DUBAI: Dubai has announced a new 500 million dirhams ($136.14 million) stimulus package to support the local economy, taking Dubai's total stimulus measures this year to 6.8 billion dirhams, the crown prince of the emirate said on Twitter on Saturday.
"The private sector is a major partner in Dubai's development process, and we have adopted a set of new exemptions for some fees and a reduction in rents for some sectors, as well as an extension of the validity of a previous set of exemptions from fees," said Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al-Maktoum.