It is also the first and only publication (apart from the Arabic version Al Isbou’a) in Oman to be audited by an international audit agency – BPA Worldwide – and has a certified weekly circulation of 50,473.
The newspaper covers mostly Oman-based-news – everything from people and events to government decisions and civic initiatives. Celebrities visiting Oman or with an Oman connection, local events and Oman’s sports heroes are featured on a regular basis.
The paper does not usually take any political stand and the emphasis is on community news and features. The hyper-local approach, focusing on community-based news from within Oman, is something that has endeared it to its readers.
TheWeek is the only Omani newspaper to ever win an international award. In 2008, it became one of only three papers from the entire Middle East region to win an award at the IFRA Asia Media Awards 2008.
Free copies of TheWeek can be picked up every Thursday from 700 distribution outlets spread across the Sultanate including the most remote nooks and corners of the country.
Copies are picked up every week by readers in Sawadi, Musanna, Rumais, Barka, Alokada, Thirmed, Suwaiq, Al Khadra, Bidaya, Khaboora, Saham, Izki, Falaj al Qabail, Sallan, Hadeera, Mulladha, Ovaynat, Firq, Dhariz, Sanaya, Raysut, Qalhat, Ridha and hundreds of smaller settlements.
In fact, TheWeek boasts of a better reach in both the urban areas as well as the interiors of the Sultanate than any other English or Arabic newspaper.
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