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Royal Decree 28/2024 Establishing the Omani Waqf Establishment and Promulgating Its System

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We, Haitham bin Tarik, the Sultan of Oman

after perusal of the Basic Statute of the State,

Royal Decree 6/99 Determining the Competences of the Ministry of Endowments and Religious Affairs and Adopting Its Organisational Structure,

the Law of Awqaf promulgated by Royal Decree 65/2000,

and the System of the Administrative Apparatus of the State promulgated by Royal Decree 75/2020,

and in pursuance of public interest,

have decreed as follows

Article I

A public establishment named the “Omani Waqf Establishment” is hereby established. It has legal personality, enjoys financial and administrative independence, is subordinate to the Minister of Endowments and Religious Affairs, and is governed by the provisions of the attached system.

Article II

The headquarters of the Omani Waqf Establishment must be in the Governorate of Muscat, and it is permitted to establish branches of it in other governorates by a decision by the Board of Directors of the Omani Waqf Establishment.

Article III

The Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Omani Waqf Establishment shall issue the necessary regulations and decisions to implement the provisions of this decree and the attached system.

Article IV

All that is contrary to this decree and the attached system, or in conflict with their provisions, is hereby repealed.

Article V

This decree must be published in the Official Gazette, and comes into force on the date of its issuance.

Issued on: 5 Dhu Al-Hijja 1445
Corresponding to: 12 June 2024

Haitham bin Tarik
Sultan of Oman

Note: The attachments to this decree are not available until they are published in the Official Gazette after the Eid holiday.

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Royal Decree 27/2024 Transferring the Oman Centre for Traditional Music from the Diwan of Royal Court to the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Youth

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We, Haitham bin Tarik, the Sultan of Oman

after perusal of the Basic Statute of the State,

the System of the Administrative Apparatus of the State promulgated by Royal Decree 75/2020,

Royal Decree 87/2020 Establishing the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Youth, Determining Its Competences, and Adopting Its Organisational Structure,

and Royal Decree 71/2021 Adopting the Organisational Structure of the Diwan of Royal Court,

and in pursuance of public interest,

have decreed as follows

Article I

The Oman Centre for Traditional Music is hereby transferred from the Diwan of Royal Court to the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Youth.

Article II

All allocations, assets, rights, obligations, and holdings of the Oman Centre for Traditional Music in the Diwan of Royal Court are hereby transferred to the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Youth.

Article III

Employees of the Oman Centre for Traditional Music are hereby transferred to the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Youth with their same financial grades.

Article IV

All that is contrary to this decree, or in conflict with its provisions, is hereby repealed.

Article V

This decree shall be published in the Official Gazette, and comes into force on the date of its issuance.

Issued on: 19 Dhu Al-Qa’dah 1445
Corresponding to: 27 May 2024

Haitham bin Tarik
Sultan of Oman

Published in Official Gazette 1548 issued on 2 June 2024.

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Royal Decree 26/2024 Granting Omani Nationality

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We, Haitham bin Tarik, the Sultan of Oman

after perusal of the Basic Statute of the State,

and the Omani Nationality Law promulgated by Royal Decree 38/2014,

and in pursuance of public interest,

have decreed as follows

Article I

Omani nationality is hereby granted to those named in the attached list.

Article II

This decree must be published in the Official Gazette, and comes into force on the date of its issuance.

Issued on: 26 Shawwal 1445
Corresponding to: 5 May 2024

Haitham bin Tarik
Sultan of Oman

Published in Official Gazette 1545 issued on 12 May 2024.


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Royal Decree 25/2024 Establishing the Buraimi Oasis Natural Reserve

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We, Haitham bin Tarik, the Sultan of Oman

after perusal of the Basic Statute of the State,

and the Nature Reserves and Wildlife Conservation Law promulgated by Royal Decree 6/2003,

and in pursuance of public interest,

have decreed as follows

Article I

A nature reserve named “Buraimi Oasis Natural Reserve” is hereby established, and the areas, the dimensions of which are specified in the attached annex and map, are hereby allocated to it.

Article II

The President of the Environment Authority shall issue the regulations and decisions for implementing this decree in coordination with the relevant entities, and they must include the mechanism for managing the reserve, rules governing public entry, prescribed fees, timing of visits, permitted activities, banned activities, and appropriate administrative penalties in each case.

Article III

This decree must be published in the Official Gazette, and comes into force on the day following the date of its publication.

Issued on: 28 Ramadan 1445
Corresponding to 8 April 2024

Haitham bin Tarik
Sultan of Oman

Published in Official Gazette 1541 issued on 14 April 2024.


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Royal Decree 24/2024 Establishing the Dhahirah Natural Reserve

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We, Haitham bin Tarik, the Sultan of Oman

after perusal of the Basic Statute of the State,

and the Nature Reserves and Wildlife Conservation Law promulgated by Royal Decree 6/2003,

and in pursuance of public interest,

have decreed as follows

Article I

A nature reserve named “Dhahirah Nature Reserve” is hereby established, and the areas, the dimensions of which are specified in the attached annex and map, are hereby allocated to it.

Article II

The President of the Environment Authority shall issue the regulations and decisions for implementing this decree in coordination with the relevant entities, and they must include the mechanism for managing the reserve, rules governing public entry, prescribed fees, timing of visits, permitted activities, banned activities, and appropriate administrative penalties in each case.

Article III

This decree must be published in the Official Gazette, and comes into force on the day following the date of its publication.

Issued on: 28 Ramadan 1445
Corresponding to 8 April 2024

Haitham bin Tarik
Sultan of Oman

Published in Official Gazette 1541 issued on 14 April 2024.


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Royal Decree 23/2024 Establishing the Al-Jabal Al-Gharbi Natural Reserve

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We, Haitham bin Tarik, the Sultan of Oman

after perusal of the Basic Statute of the State,

and the Nature Reserves and Wildlife Conservation Law promulgated by Royal Decree 6/2003,

and in pursuance of public interest,

have decreed as follows

Article I

A nature reserve named “Al-Jabal Al-Gharbi Natural Reserve” is hereby established, and the areas, the dimensions of which are specified in the attached annex and map, are hereby designated to it.

Article II

The President of the Environment Authority shall issue the regulations and decisions for implementing this decree in coordination with the relevant entities, and they must include the mechanism for managing the reserve, rules governing public entry, prescribed fees, timing of visits, permitted activities, banned activities, and appropriate administrative penalties in each case.

Article III

This decree must be published in the Official Gazette, and comes into force on the day following the date of its publication.

Issued on: 28 Ramadan 1445
Corresponding to 8 April 2024

Haitham bin Tarik
Sultan of Oman

Published in Official Gazette 1541 issued on 14 April 2024.


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Royal Decree 22/2024 Ratifying the Agreement between the Government of the Sultanate of Oman and the Swiss Federal Council concerning the Employment Authorization of Accompanying Persons of Official Employees

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We, Haitham bin Tarik, the Sultan of Oman

after perusal of the Basic Statute of the State,

and the Agreement between the Government of the Sultanate of Oman and the Swiss Federal Council concerning the Employment Authorization of Accompanying Persons of Official Employees signed in the city of Muscat on 30 November 2023,

and in pursuance of public interest,

have decreed as follows

Article I

The aforementioned agreement is hereby ratified in the form attached.

Article II

This decree shall be published in the Official Gazette, and comes into force on the date of its issuance.

Issued on: 23 Ramadan 1445
Corresponding
to: 3 April 2024

Haitham bin Tarik
Sultan of Oman

Published in Official Gazette 1540 issued on 7 April 2024.


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Royal Decree 21/2024 Promulgating the Biometrics Law

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We, Haitham bin Tarik, the Sultan of Oman

after perusal of the Basic Statute of the State,

and after presentation to Majlis Oman,

and in pursuance of public interest,

have decreed as follows

Article I

The provisions of the attached Biometrics Law shall apply.

Article II

The Inspector General of Police and Customs shall issue the executive regulation of the attached law.

Article III

All that is contrary to the attached law, or in conflict with its provisions, is hereby repealed.

Article IV

This decree shall be published in the Official Gazette, and comes into force on the day following the date of its publication.

Issued on: 15 Ramadan 1445
Corresponding to: 26 March 2024

Haitham bin Tarik
Sultan of Oman

Published in Official Gazette 1539 issued on 31 March 2024.


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Royal Decree 20/2024 Establishing the Financial Services Authority and Promulgating its System

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We, Haitham bin Tarik, the Sultan of Oman

after perusal of the Basic Statute of the State,

the Law Regulating the Accounting and Auditing Profession promulgated by Royal Decree 77/86,

the Capital Market Law promulgated by Royal Decree 80/98,

and the System of the Administrative Apparatus of the State promulgated by Royal Decree 75/2020,

and in pursuance of public interest,

have decreed as follows

Article I

An authority named the “Financial Services Authority” is hereby established. It shall have legal personality, shall enjoy financial and administrative independence, shall be subordinate to the Council of Ministers, and shall be governed by the provisions of the attached system.

Article II

The headquarters of the Financial Services Authority shall be in the Governorate of Muscat, and it is permitted to establish branches of it in other governorates by a decision by the board of directors of the authority.

Article III

All allocations, assets, rights, obligations, and holdings of the Capital Market Authority are hereby transferred to the Financial Services Authority, and all employees of the Capital Market Authority are hereby transferred to it with their same financial grades.

Article IV

The Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Financial Services Authority shall issue the necessary regulations and decisions to implement the provisions of the attached system, and until they are issued, the existing laws, regulations, and decisions continue to operate to the degree that they do not contradict with its provisions.

Article V

The competence to regulate the accounting and auditing profession is hereby transferred from the Ministry of Commerce, Industry, and Investment Promotion to the Financial Services Authority.

Article VI

The phrases “Ministry of Commerce, Industry, and Investment Promotion,” “Section of Professions and Crafts in the Directorate of Corporate Affairs in the Ministry of Commerce, Industry, and Investment Promotion,” and “Director General of the Directorate General of Commerce,” wherever they occur in the aforementioned Law Regulating the Accounting and Auditing Profession, are hereby replaced with the phrase “Financial Services Authority.”

The phrase “Minister of Commerce, Industry, and Investment Promotion,” wherever it occurs in the aforementioned Law Regulating the Accounting and Auditing Profession, is hereby replaced with the phrase “Executive President of the Financial Services Authority.”

The Board of Directors of the Financial Services Authority shall form the committee referred to in article 24 of the aforementioned Law Regulating the Accounting and Auditing Profession, provided that its membership includes two or more accountants.

Article VII

The phrase “Capital Market Authority” is hereby replaced with the phrase “Financial Services Authority” wherever it occurs in laws and royal decrees. The phrases “Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Capital Market Authority” and “Executive President of the Capital Market Authority” are also hereby replaced with the phrases “Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Financial Services Authority” and “Executive President of the Financial Services Authority” wherever they occur in laws and royal decrees.

Article VIII

All that is contrary to this decree and the attached system, or in conflict with their provisions, is hereby repealed.

Article IX

This decree shall be published in the Official Gazette, and comes into force on the date of its issuance.

Issued on: 14 Ramadan 1445
Corresponding to: 25 March 2024

Haitham bin Tarik
Sultan of Oman

Published in Official Gazette 1539 issued on 31 March 2024.


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Royal Decree 19/2024 Promulgating the System of Sultan Qaboos University

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We, Haitham bin Tarik, the Sultan of Oman

after perusal of the Basic Statute of the State,

the Civil Service Law promulgated by Royal Decree 120/2004,

the Law of Sultan Qaboos University and the adoption of its organisational structure promulgated by Royal Decree 71/2006,

the Law of Delegation and Substitution in Competences promulgated by Royal Decree 17/2010,

and the System of the Administrative Apparatus of the State promulgated by Royal Decree 75/2020,

and in pursuance of public interest,

have decreed as follows

Article I

The provisions of the attached System of Sultan Qaboos University shall apply.

Article II

The Vice Chancellor of Sultan Qaboos University shall issue the necessary regulations and decisions to implement the provisions of the attached system, and until they are issued, the existing regulations and decisions continue to operate to the degree that they do not contradict with the provisions of the attached system.

Article III

The aforementioned Law of Sultan Qaboos University is hereby repealed, as well as all that is contrary to the attached system, or in conflict with its provisions.

Article IV

This decree shall be published in the Official Gazette, and comes into force on the day following the date of its publication.

Issued on: 14 Ramadan 1445
Corresponding to: 25 March 2024

Haitham bin Tarik
Sultan of Oman

Published in Official Gazette 1539 issued on 31 March 2024.


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