Category: Tourism

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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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Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre - Trevor McCartney, General Manager new
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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Sultanate bags eight prizes at Arab Tourism Media awards

The Sultanate won eight prizes at the tenth edition of the Arab Tourism Media Oscar awards for this year in line with the tourism and economical renaissance witnessed by the country. These prizes included that of Best Governmental Personality Supporting Arabian Tourism for the year 2017. Sheikh Salim bin Ahmed Al Ghazali won the prize […]

Peter Walichnowski , CEO of Omran
Driving diversification

Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre is expected to contribute RO130-150mn to the national GDP by 2030, says Omran CEO, Peter Walichnowski Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre (OCEC) which opened in 2016, is the centre piece of phase 1 of the new Madinat Al-Irfan Development, being developed by Oman Tourism Development Company (Omran) in Muscat. OCEC […]

Omran launches ‘Winter Village’ for families

Oman Tourism Development Company (Omran) has launched its festive-themed ‘Winter Village’, which will offer a wide array of fun activities for families and the local community this winter season. The festival started on December 14 and continue until December 23, 2017, at the Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre (OCEC)–Madinat Al Irfan. Complete with a food […]

Tapping tourism potential

The Sultanate’s beautiful landscapes and diverse tourism options capture the hearts of Omanis and tourists alike   A country 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 different categories of tourists and visitors. The Sultanate presents opportunities to […]

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Muriya facilitates rental returns to property owners in Hawana Salalah

Meeting the growing demand for real estate from visitors and expatriates in Hawana Salalah, Muriya has launched Wateera Rental to provide homeowners and visitors with high-end rental services at the destination. Wateera’s comprehensive expertise includes all aspects of rental services, ranging from property management, furnishing packages, logistics, to cleaning services perfectly suited for new arrivals […]

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Omran inks RO38mn deal with QNB Oman for JW Marriott Hotel at OCEC

              Oman Tourism Development Company (OMRAN) has joined hands with QNB Oman for the development financing for the JW Marriott Hotel Project within the Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre (OCEC) precinct and part of phase one of the emerging Madinat Al Irfan Urban Development by Omran. The financing agreement, […]

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The Swiss Splendours

Alpine valleys will seduce your senses, leaving you with no option but to simply surrender to the temptation of majestic mountains, crystal-blue lakes, verdant valleys speckled with quaint chalets and, above all, the eternal snow  As our cable car glided its way through the breathtaking views of the Swiss Alps above Davos, Europe’s highest city at an altitude […]