Category: Tourism

Hotel Revenues in Oman Grow by 10.3 per cent

Total revenue of Omani hotels in three-to-five-star category rose by 10.3 per cent to RO85.36 million in the first four months of 2018 from RO77.36 million for the corresponding January-April period of last year. Hotel occupancy rates also increased by 5.4 per cent to 68.7 per cent during January-April period of 2018, against 65.2 per […]

Sunil D’Souza, Chief Operating Officer, Travel Point
Sunil D’Souza joins Travel Point as New COO

Travel Point LLC, Oman’s largest travel and hospitality company has recently announced the appointment of Sunil D’Souza, as the new Chief Operating Officer, effective May 2018. Bringing with him a wealth of travel experience of over 30 years in the Middle East, Sunil D’Souza has been credited with growing businesses to billion plus marks in his […]

UbiatarPlay is bringing telepresence to the blockchain with a game changing mix of of live video, patented graphical user interface and cloud computing with real life human avatars, making it possible to Be Anywhere without travelling (PRNewsfoto/UbiatarPlay)
This Blockchain Powered Platform Empowers People to Be Anywhere in the World

Ubiatar, the startup empowering people to ‘Be Everywhere’ via human Avatars, announced the launch of its blockchain powered platform UbiatarPlay that empowers people to travel without physically being present via a sophisticated combination of live video, cloud computing and advanced graphical user interface.   Ubiatar provides a viable solution to having the power of ubiquity, […]

Jebel Sifah Marina
Muriya’s Jebel Sifah Continues To Grow As Muscat’s Premier Getaway Destination

  Jebel Sifah has become Muscat’s leading getaway destination for Omani and expat communities with its world class facilities, offering something for everyone. Nestling on the outskirts of Muscat, Jebel Sifah proudly boasts freehold real estate projects developed by world-renowned architects, the popular Sifawy Boutique Hotel, offering 67 tasteful and comfortable rooms, suites and residences, […]

Muriya Chairman
Muriya’s investment crosses $650mn

Muriya, one of Oman’s leading real estate and tourism developers, says it has invested over $650mn at its Hawana Salalah and Jebel Sifah destinations in the Sultanate. The company also delivered 1,000 hotel rooms during the last five years and provided 1,100 direct and indirect jobs in Oman.  In 2017 alone, Muriya hosted a total […]

MoT Omran
MoT will manage legislation; Omran will take care of execution

The Ministry of Tourism (MoT) on Sunday signed an agreement to transfer five projects to Oman Tourism Development Company (Omran) as a first stage. The agreement was signed by H E Maitha bint Saif al Mahrouqiyah, Undersecretary in the Ministry of Tourism, and Peter Walichnowsk, CEO of Omran. Abdullah bin Salim al Hajri, assistant director […]

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 […]

Omran launches first hotel in Madinat Al Irfan

Omran, Oman’s tourism development company, has launched the first hotel within the Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre (OCEC) precinct. The highly anticipated Crowne Plaza Muscat OCEC has opened its doors, providing luxurious, convenient accommodation for business and leisure travellers, and boosting the MICE sector in the Sultanate. Situated in Madinat Al Irfan, the new urban […]

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Muriya launches phase II of Lagoons in Hawana Salalah

  Muriya’s flagship destination, Hawana Salalah, and Dhofar’s only Integrated Tourism Complex (ITC), sold out Phase I of its new residential project, Lagoons, in just four weeks during its soft launch this August. Phase II of the Lagoons Project has just been launched with a range of freehold properties starting at RO28,000, entitling non-Omani buyers to […]