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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


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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


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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


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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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Royal Decree 18/2024 Amending the Criminal Procedure Law

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We, Haitham bin Tarik, the Sultan of Oman

after perusal of the Basic Statute of the State,

and the Criminal Procedure Law promulgated by Royal Decree 97/99,

and in pursuance of public interest,

have decreed as follows

Article I

The attached amendment to the Criminal Procedure Law is hereby implemented.

Article II

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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Royal Decree 17/2024 Appointing Non-Resident Ambassadors

Arabic We, Haitham bin Tarik, the Sultan of Oman after perusal of the Basic Statute of the State, and the Law Governing the Foreign Ministry promulgated by Royal Decree 32/2008, and in pursuance of public interest,

have decreed as follows

Article I

Talal bin Sulaiman bin Habib Al-Rahbi, Our ambassador to the Federative Republic of Brazil, is hereby appointed a non-resident ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of Ours to the Oriental Republic of Uruguay and the Republic of Colombia.

Article II

Bader bin Mohammed bin Bader Al-Mandhari, Our ambassador to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, is hereby appointed a non-resident ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of Ours to the Republic of Iceland.

Article III

Ahmed bin Ali bin Said Al-Rashdi, Our ambassador to the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, is hereby appointed a non-resident ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of Ours to the Republic of Maldives.

Article IV

Hamood bin Salim bin Abdullah Al-Tuwaih, Our ambassador to the Russian Federation, is hereby appointed a non-resident ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of Ours to the Republic of Armenia and the Republic of Serbia.

Article V

This decree shall be published in the Official Gazette, and comes into force on the date of its issuance. Issued on: 7 Ramadan 1445 Corresponding to: 18 March 2024

Haitham bin Tarik Sultan of Oman

Published in Official Gazette 1538 issued on 24 March 2024.
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Royal Decree 16/2024 Appointing a Permanent Delegate of the Sultanate of Oman to the Digital Cooperation Organization in Riyadh

Arabic

We, Haitham bin Tarik, the Sultan of Oman

after perusal of the Basic Statute of the State,

and the Law Governing the Foreign Ministry promulgated by Royal Decree 32/2008,

and in pursuance of public interest,

have decreed as follows

Article I

His Highness Ambassador Sayyid Faisal bin Turki bin Mahmood Al-Said, Our ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, is hereby appointed Permanent Delegate of the Sultanate of Oman to the Digital Cooperation Organization in Riyadh.

Article II

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

Issued on: 22 Sha’ban 1445
Corresponding to: 3 March 2024

Haitham bin Tarik
Sultan of Oman