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TheWeek is a free, 48-page, all-colour, independent weekly contact newspaper published from Muscat in Oman.

The front page of theweek's 200th issue
TypeWeekly newspaper
Owner(s)Apex Press and Publishing
PublisherMr Saleh al Zakwani
Founded2003; 17 years ago (2003)
Political alignmentNeutral news coverage
HeadquartersCBD Area, Ruwi, Muscat, Oman

History and profileEdit

The newspaper was launched in March 2003.[1] Theweek is audited by BPA Worldwide, which has certified its circulation as being a weekly average of 50,300, the largest in the country. Theweek is the first[2] and so far, only publication in Oman to be audited. The results of the 2007 audit were that TheWeek has an average readership of 178,000. The 2007 audit offers the last available circulation figures.

Free copies of Theweek, published every Wednesday, are available from outlets spread across the main urban areas in Oman, including Muscat, Sohar, Sur, Nizwa and Salalah. It covers mostly local Oman-based news.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Walter, Deborah (2007). The tabloid explosion. Gender and Media Diversity Centre. p. 13. ISBN 9780620394642.
  2. ^ Emerging Oman 2007. Oxford Business Group. 2007. p. 141. ISBN 9781902339627.