Oman makes camouflage a fashion crime with a $5,000 fine to match

Think twice before going for this look in Oman – unless you want to pay thousands in fines. (File/Shutterstock)
Updated 13 January 2019

Oman makes camouflage a fashion crime with a $5,000 fine to match

  • You might think it's rugged and tough, but in Oman the military look is criminal
  • Military accessories are also included in the ban

DUBAI: If you have a wardrobe packed with combat or camouflage fashion, you might want to think twice about wearing it in Oman.

Under a new law anyone caught wearing military-style clothing and accessories in Oman face fines of up to $5,195, national daily Times of Oman reported.

The Public Authority for Consumer Protection (PACP) issued a ministerial decree, which includes a ban on military or similar clothes and accessories.

Those caught breaching the ban will pay a minimum administrative fine of $130, while repeat

violators will pay $130 each day, with a maximum fine of $5,195.


Most expensive Shaheen falcon sold at auction

Updated 14 November 2019

Most expensive Shaheen falcon sold at auction

RIYADH: The most expensive Peregrine (Shaheen) falcon was sold in Hafr Al-Batin’s auction on Tuesday for SR400,000 ($106,000).
Four other falcons were sold for a total of SR114,000, making it the auction’s biggest deal since it was launched a month ago. The auction is organized by the Hafr Al-Batin Falconers Association.
The head of the falcon market in the city, Faleh bin Mohammed Al-Odwani, said Hafr Al-Batin is home to the largest number of falconers in the Middle East.
The market includes more than 1,500 birds, more than 20 trappers and more than 1,000 falconers, he added.

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