I am putting together a list of English meanings of Arabic words of well-known trade names and places in Oman.
- Nawras - 'Seagull' / النورس - Nawras is the Sultanate's friendly phone service provider.
- Badr Al Samaa - 'full moon, sky' / بدر السماء - Badr Al Samaa is a leading hospital chain.
- Shatti Qurum - 'beach, type of tree called qurm' - Famous area in Muscat next to the beach.
- LuLu Hypermarket - 'pearl' / لؤلؤ - LuLu's Hypermarket is a leading retailer in the Gulf region.
- Safeer Mall/Market - 'ambassador' / سفير - Safeer - Major retailer of malls and hypermarkets.
- Almarai - 'meadows' / المراعي - Brand of dairy products from Saudi but widely consumed in Oman and the GCC.
- Sharqiyah - 'Easterly' - from the Arabic word 'East' / الشرق / -
Sharqiyah is the region which extends the furthest East in Oman. Sur is a famous city in Sharqiyah.
- Dakhiliya - 'interior' / الداخلية -
Dakhiliya is a region in the interior of Oman. Niswa is located in this region. 'Dakhel' means 'inside' in Arabic. The Ministry of Interior is called Wisarat Dakhiliya in Arabic.
- Wadi Kabir -'Valley, Big' - An area in Muscat near Ruwi.
- Majan - Historical name of 'Oman'. Also, a boat in the Oman Sail fleet is named Air Majan.
- Waha/Oasis Water - 'Oasis' / واحة. - Leading brand of bottled water.
- Jebel Shams - 'Mountain, Sun' and Jebel Akhdar - 'Mountain, Green' - Popular tourist
- Ras Al Hamra - 'Head, Red' - Area in Muscat where PDO company is located. Ras refers to a coastal point such as Ras al Jins.
- Madinat Al-Ilam -'City of Media/Information' - Area in Muscat near Qurum.
- Bahja Mall - 'Joy' / بهجة - A mall which used to house Marks & Spencer located in the Seeb area. There is also a cinema on site.
- Al Maha Petrol - 'Oryx (antelope)' / المها - Trade name of petroleum company and provider of service stations.
- Amouage -'waves' / أمواج - Brand name of exquisite attar perfume made in Oman and of the Integrated Tourism Complex, 'the Wave'.
- Mina'a Al Fahal - Port, 'strong and powerful guy; stallion'/ ميناء الفحل - Location of PDO refinery and operations in Muscat metro area.
|Oasis Water Brand of Zubair Company|