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Shifting Landscape  

Oman’s tourism sector is getting a facelift with significant investment in hospitality infrastructure, prudent policy measures and effective international campaigns, in line with government’s 2040 strategy. Muhammed Nafie reports Acountry of breathtaking natural beauty interwoven with a kaleidoscope of history, legends and adventures, the Sultanate of Oman has tourism destinations that suit the taste of […]

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Winging its way forward

The recent opening of Oman’s most modern Muscat International Airport is expected to further strengthen the growth of aviation sector in the country Omani airports have achieved a robust growth in both passenger traffic and flight movement in 2017, which were in line with the three-pronged aviation strategy of the government. Reflecting the trend, the […]

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On the cusp of change

Through a solid partnership with Oman’s Ministry of Tourism, Muriya has succeeded in transforming Salalah into a year-round tourism destination, as opposed to a seasonal destination during the months of Khareef. Excerpt from an interview with CEO, Ahmed Dabbous The National Tourism Strategy 2040 is looking to double the number of international visitors to 5 […]

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Small is big

As a no-frills, low budget airline, Salam Air has proved beyond doubt that to excel, the sky is not the limit. Excerpts from an interview with CEO, Capt Mohammed Ahmed. David Solomon reports Could you talk about Salam Air’s operations, performance and major milestones since its launch? SalamAir has in its short lifespan of one […]

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Industry-focussed

Oman Tourism College attaches great importance to making the academia more compatible with the industry requirements. Excerpts from an interview with Dean,  Dr Abdulkarim Al Mughairi. Muhammed Nafie reports Tourism is one of the vital sectors in Oman’s economic diversification plans. The government has outlined an ambitious tourism development strategy. How are your college’s vision […]

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Unlocking Oman’s tourism potential

Sundus Rotana Muscat has mapped out its future with focus on creating employment opportunities for Omanis and contributing to the Sultanate’s 2040 tourism strategy, says General Manager, David Faull Sundus Rotana opened its door in late 2017. Could you talk about the operations and some of the unique offerings of the hotel? Sundus Rotana is […]

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Placing Oman in international spotlight

Since opening its doors in October 2016, Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre (OCEC) has hosted over 200 local, regional and international events. Excerpts from an interview with General Manager, Trevor McCartney Can you talk about the operations and major milestones of OCEC since opening its doors in October 2016? Since opening its doors in October […]

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The Wisdom of Leaders

OER asked some of Oman’s most influential CEOs about the best management lessons that they had learnt; how it helped them in managing their companies; and the seminal event that shaped their thinking, the challenges that honed their strategies. They share their insights, stories and wisdom in running corporations, building institutions, and managing people.  Muhammed Nafie reports […]

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Gaining momentum

The Al Raid Group could very well serve as a role model for other companies in the residential, retail and hospitality sector. Not only has the company been successful with all of its ongoing projects in the present economic scenario, but it has also put together a fantastic blueprint and vision for the future. Excerpts […]

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Oman Refco moving towards indigenous self-sufficiency

Four years from now, Oman Refco would be indigenously manufacturing all its products here in Oman itself. As of now, more than 88 per cent of the company’s products are manufactured in the Sultanate, while the remaining 12 per cent comes from UAE, Saudi Arabia and Egypt, says CEO, Youssef Ezzikhe, in an interview to […]