Oman Daily Observer

Oman Daily Observer is an English-language daily broadsheet published from Muscat, the capital of the Sultanate of Oman. Observer is governed by an independent body- OEPPA (Oman's Establishment for Press Publication and Advertising) under the Ministry of Information, with the Information Minister as its chairman.[1]

Oman Daily Observer
Front page, 13 January 2007
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Oman Establishment for Press, News Publication and Advertising (OEPPA), Ministry of Information
EditorAbdullah Salim Al Shueili
Founded1 November 1981; 39 years ago (1981-11-01)
Political alignmentPro-government
HeadquartersMadinat Al Ilam, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman

Known for its objective reporting, the newspaper does not take sides in its editorials and reportage.[citation needed] Despite overwhelming focus on the rights and welfare of the Omani population, of which a considerable percentage is the youth, the paper does not shed its responsibility towards the well-being of the large number of expatriate population.[citation needed]

History and profileEdit

Established on 15 November 1981, Oman Daily Observer, as it is officially called, is a widely respected broadsheet and one of the old newspapers from the GCC's second largest country.[citation needed] It is the only English-language newspaper to be published on all seven days in Oman as its three competitors have no edition during weekends.[citation needed]

The 'Observer' focuses on local, national, regional and international news covering current affairs, business, and sports.[citation needed] It also pays special attention to Oman’s economic development, highlighting the country’s natural, historical and cultural wealth. In an era where even conventional newspapers resort to sensationalism and activism for readership and social media follower-ship, The Observer believes in the fact that the media's primary role is to report news as it happens, without being judgmental.[citation needed]

Dr Abdulmunim bin Mansour bin Said al Hasani, Minister of Information, is the chairman of the Board of Directors, Abdullah Salim al Shueili is Editor-in-Chief.[citation needed]

The editorial policy is to present the fact as it is without making an attempt to interpret to the tastes and needs of readers.[citation needed] Oman Daily Observer is the country's only national paper for its role in highlighting the country's all-round development, at the same time not shying away from its responsibility of bringing out the grievances and concerns of the society, including that of various communities that co-exist peacefully in Oman.[citation needed]

Oman Observer's digital wing,, is one of the countries leading English news websites. They have a very strong presence on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram as well.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Oman Daily Observer". Retrieved 31 May 2017.

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