Category: Tourism

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Oman to host 19th Arab Tourism Ministerial Meeting

The Ministry of Tourism is set to host the 19th Ministerial Meeting for Arab Tourism in Oman from 13 to 14 December 2016, in Oman. The two-day event will see the presence of several Tourism Ministers, Undersecretaries, VIP dignitaries from the region, as well as representatives from the World Tourism Organisation who will come together […]

Shifting into top gear

Oman is making tourism a central plank of its economic strategy, as the country braces itself for a post-oil future pursuing its diversification drives with a renewed sense of urgency. Muhammed Nafie reports “We then set out for the country of Oman and arrived there after six days’ travelling. It is a fertile land, with […]

Omran opens Salalah office to drive tourism investment into Dhofar

Omran, the Sultanate’s master developer for tourism and urban communites has opened a new regional office in Salalah. The office, which was opened by Omran’s executive management team including Minister of Commerce and Industry and Chairman HE Dr  Ali bin Masoud Al Sunaidi and CEO James Wilson, will help oversee Omran’s growing portfolio of investments […]