Launched on October 10, 2009, Muscat Daily is today the largest selling newspaper in the Sultanate of Oman. Muscatdaily.com is the online version of the 28-page daily broadsheet that is published by Oman’s top publishing house, Apex Press and Publishing, and is meant for those who want to follow the latest news about Oman online.
Muscat Daily changed the newspaper industry in a country where the existing papers did not cover political or crime news as well as sensitive regional news. Our belief in the importance of local news has paid off as we rocketed from the fourth English daily newspaper in the country at the time of launch to the No. 1 position in less than a year – possibly a world first for any market.
The paper has won accolades for its bold and unbiased coverage of various issues including the Oman Protests of 2011 - being the only newspaper to cover the protests from its beginning - and its political and economic fallout.
Muscat Daily is also the only Omani newspaper that is quoted by top international media like the Christian Science Monitor, The Economist, El Pais, Radio Netherlands etc when referring to events happening in the Sultanate of Oman.
Copies of Muscat Daily are distributed across all the major cities and towns in Oman including Muscat, Sohar, Barkha, Sur, Salalah and Nizwa. We have the largest distribution network on the ground in Oman and more readers than any other English language daily newspaper in the country. At present, we have 115,300 readers with a print run of 33,150.