About

Decree is an independent project for making Omani legislation available in English.

This public beta version of the website contains a complete index of the titles of royal decrees and ministerial decisions issued from the year 1973 onwards, and a growing collection of more than 450 royal decrees and more than 140 standalone key laws in full text with all their amendments consolidated.

Decree is updated on a weekly basis by adding more translations to its catalogue and aims to provide a comprehensive up to date catalogue of Omani legislation by the end of 2022 that includes all primary legislation issued in the last six years and all standalone key laws with all their amendments consolidated.


The Small Print

The content published on this website is a translation of Omani legislation for the purpose of information only and does not constitute legal advice. Arabic is the only official language of the Sultanate of Oman and only the original Arabic text of the law may be legally relied upon.



Team

Riyadh Al-Balushi

Riyadh has over 15 years of experience working as a lawyer for the government of Oman. His areas of subject matter expertise include public international law, technology law, and intellectual property. He holds an LLB from the University of Cardiff, an LLM in IT and Commerce from Southampton University, and a PhD from SOAS, University of London. Riyadh is also a co-founder of Qanoon.om and Open Data Oman.

Yousuf Al-Busaidi

Yousuf has over 10 years of experience working as a lawyer for the government of Oman, in private practice, and in a state-owned enterprise in the power and water sector. His areas of subject matter expertise include power projects, water desalination projects, and corporate governance. He holds an LLB from the University of Hull, an LLM in International Commercial Law from the University of Birmingham, and an MBA from Waseda University in Japan. Yousuf is also a co-founder of Qanoon.om.

Ali Al-Abri

Ali has over 15 years of experience working as a lawyer for the government of Oman, in private practice, and in a state-owned enterprise in the waste management sector. His areas of subject matter expertise include environmental law, commercial law, and litigation. He holds an LLB from the University of Swansea, an LLM in French and European Union Law from Cergy-Pontoise University in France, and an LLM in International Commercial Law from the University of Dundee.

Mohamed Al-Tai

Mohamed has over 4 years of experience working as a lawyer for the government of Oman and in a state-owned enterprise in the aviation sector. His areas of subject matter expertise include transport, construction, and public international law. He holds an LLB from the University of Hull, and an LLM from Queen Mary, University of London.


Colophon

The logo of Decree is written in Cinzel, a typeface inspired by first century roman inscriptions and based on classical proportions. Headings on the website use Josefin Sans, a geometric typeface with unusual height proportions inspired by san serif designs from the 1920s. The body of the website uses Poppins, a geometric sans serif typeface that follows a constructed and rationalist approach.