Omran names tourism industry veteran as CEO

The Oman Tourism Development Company (Omran) appointed Jamie Wilson as the company's new CEO. Wilson, who has been working in the industry for over 25 years, is taking the reins at what company officials described as a pivotal time. The company recently completed a restructuring of its development strategy that syncs the organization's goals with Oman's overall development initiatives. Read More »

Oman's Saraya Bandar Jissah development featured at Cityscape Kuwait

Saraya Bandar Jissah, a luxury lifestyle development on the outskirts of Muscat, Oman, was showcased at the recent Cityscape Kuwait 2015, a regional platform for developers to share their latest projects with investors and real estate professionals. Developed by Omran and Saraya Oman, Saraya Bandar Jissah is being built on more than 230 million square feet of beachfront property. Read More »

BankDhofar encourages growth of small, medium businesses in Oman

BankDhofar was a major supporter of the recently held entrepreneur event created by the Oman Ministry of Defense and the SME Development Fund to discuss business opportunities and challenges with regards to small and medium enterprises (SME). SME business owners joined representatives from government departments and private sector organizations in the three-day event. Read More »

Elite Travel chosen as Oman Air's general sales agent for Bahrain

Elite Travel, Bahrain's largest travel agency, is Oman Air's new general sales agent for Bahrain. Bringing Elite into the company is part of Oman Air's strategy to offer new services and consolidate existing services. "We are delighted to welcome Elite Travel to the Oman Air family," Oman Air Chief Operating Officer Abdulrahman Bin Harith Al Busaidy said. Read More »

BankDhofar honored with best mobile banking award

International Finance Magazine (IFM) recently honored BankDhofar as the 2015 Best Mobile Banking, Oman. The IFM awards honor individuals and organizations that are making positive contributions to the international finance industry. BankDhofar was recognized for its multitude of mobile banking services including the ability to instantly view the details and balances of accounts. Read More »

Oman American Business Center helping entrepreneurs with startups

The Oman American Business Center (OABC) has unveiled a series of workshops to help local small business owners and entrepreneurs start new enterprises. The workshops for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are organized in cooperation between the OABC and the international law firm Dentons. The first session of the workshops took place last week at TheLoungeOman. Read More »

NAPCO chosen to provide aluminum products for Saraya Bandar Jissah development in Oman

National Aluminium Products Co. (NAPCO), an aluminum manufacturer based in Oman, will work in tandem with aluminum system designing company ProfilsSystemes Gulf FZCO on a major mixed-use development in Oman. NAPCO will be working with ProfilsSystemes, a French company headquartered in Dubai, on the Saraya Bandar Jissah development that will boast resort-style living. Read More »

Strategic Change Management Program wraps up in Oman

Oman's College of Banking and Financial Studies partnered with Queen's School of Business in Canada to offer a Strategic Change Management Program in Oman. The goal of the program was to assist attendees in developing ideas for positive changes in their organizations. Themes covered included understanding challenges brought on by changes and ways to make changes quickly but smoothly. Read More »

65 Oman Air employees honored for business continuity project

Oman Air staff members in charge of business continuity duties were recently honored at an awards ceremony. The 65 employees were recognized for their exemplary work performance and achievements related to a recently completed business continuity project that began in August and involved extensive testing and training as well as the development of sweeping business continuity plans. Read More »

Global Entrepreneurship Week brings together international innovators, business leaders

Designed to inspire fledgling entrepreneurs by sharing success stories, Global Entrepreneurship Week, which took place Nov. 15 through 19 in Oman, included both workshops and educational sessions. In one of those sessions, Gulf Energy CEO Hilal Al Busaidi spoke about the challenge of growing a multi-million dollar enterprise in a competitive field. Read More »