The front page of TheWeek's 200th issue
|Owner||Apex Press and Publishing|
|Publisher||Mr Saleh al Zakwani|
|Political allegiance||Neutral news coverage|
|Headquarters||CBD Area, Ruwi, Muscat, Oman|
TheWeek is a free, 48-page, all-colour, independent weekly published from Muscat in the Sultanate of Oman. A newspaper is a written Publication containing News, information and Advertising, usually printed on low-cost paper called Newsprint. A tabloid is a Newspaper industry term which refers to a smaller newspaper format per spread to a weekly or semi-weekly alternative newspaper that focuses on local-interest Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. Muscat ( Arabic: مسقط) is the Capital and largest city of the Sultanate of Oman. Oman, officially the Sultanate of Oman ( Arabic: سلطنة عُمان) is an Arab Country in Southwest Asia on the southeast Oman’s first free newspaper was launched in March 2003 and has now gone on to gather what is believed to be the largest readership for any publication in Oman. Ms Mohana Prabhakar is the managing editor of the publication. TheWeek is audited by BPA Worldwide, which has certified its circulation as being a weekly average of 50,300. BPA Worldwide audits the Circulation of primarily business-to-business and consumer Magazines.
TheWeek is the first and so far, only publication in Oman to be audited. The results of the audit were first announced in January 2007 and have reinforced the market perception of the publication being a clear leader in terms of readership and reach. A survey done by Apex Press and Publishing, says that TheWeek has an average readership of 178,000.
Free copies of TheWeek can be picked up every Wednesday from a large number of outlets spread across the main urban areas in Oman, including Muscat, Sohar, Sur, Nizwa and Salalah. Sohar (صحار is a city located in the Al Batinah Region of the Sultanate of Oman, 240 Kilometers north-west of the capital Muscat. Sur (صور is a capital city of Ash Sharqiyah Region, northeastern Oman, on the coast of the Gulf of Oman. Nizwa (نزوى is the largest city in the Ad Dakhiliyah Region in Oman and was the Capital of Oman proper. Salalah (صلالة in Arabic) is the Capital and seat of the Governor or Wali of the southern Omani province of Dhofar It covers mostly local 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 covered regularly in the publication. It usually does not take any political position with the emphasis being more on ‘featurish stuff’.
The newspaper is published by Apex Press and Publishing, Oman's premier publishing house, which was instrumental in introducing the concept of a 'free' newspaper in the Oman market. TheWeek reportedly gets its revenues from the large number of advertisements in it. Contests that are run in the paper including the Crossword, Wordsearch and Find the (hidden) Frog as well as do-it-yourself games like Sudoku and Wordbuster are very popular with its readers. is a Logic -based number-placement Puzzle. The objective is to fill a 9×9 grid so that each column each row and each of the nine 3×3 boxes (also called blocks The publication is popular with the English reading population in the country and is even recommended for classroom reading by many educational institutions in the country.