Arabal 2017 gears up to introduce ‘Destination Oman’ to the world
In preparation for the industry event, Sohar Aluminium has developed a range of tailored tours, workshops and activities
MUSCAT: Sohar Aluminium, the host and organisers of the 2017 Arab International Aluminium Conference (Arabal), is offering the event’s delegates an opportunity to discover ‘Destination Oman’.
In preparation for the industry event, Sohar Aluminium has developed a range of tailored tours, workshops and activities designed to introduce visitors to a destination that is rapidly climbing the ranks in touristic appeal globally.
Set to take place each day of the Arabal conference, the comprehensive range of tours organ- ised by Sohar Aluminium will depart from the Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah to Unesco World Heritage Sites, national monuments, and the pristine coasts of Oman. The conference delegate spouses are welcome to join the Dolphin Watching & City Tour on November 7, the Mystical Muscat Tour on November 8, and Al Jabal Al Akhdar Tour on November 9 to experience a full complement of the Sultanate’s best attractions.
Engineer Said Al Masoudi, CEO of Sohar Aluminium, said, “The comprehensive programme we are offering to our visitors will shed light on Oman’s world-class touristic destinations with highest standards of hospitality. With the full support of the Ministry of Tourism, we are ready to deliver a memorable welcome to Oman that will ensure our guests have an experience to remember.”
A series of traditional handicraft workshops will also be held at the Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa to highlight how some of the nation’s handicraft traditions continue to thrive in the governorates across Oman.
Organised by artistic centre Sohar House, visitors to the resort will have a chance to experience traditional Omani handicrafts, centuries-old palm weaving techniques, and an Arabic Calligraphy showcase by some of Oman’s renowned artists. Delegates will also have an opportunity to enjoy a number of activities within Muscat itself, including performances at the Royal Opera House.
On November 7, the conference attendees will be treated to a cultural dinner featuring authentic Omani cuisine and a performance by international jazz sensation Toufic Farroukh. Arabal 2017 will conclude on November 9 with a site tour of Sohar Aluminium’s plant in the Wilayat of Sohar. The delegates will be transported via a chartered flight from Muscat airport to the newly opened Sohar airport offering them an opportunity to experience one of the Sultanate’s fastest growing cities.
Sohar Aluminium thanked the Ministry of Tourism and Oman Convention Bureau for their valuable contribution to the success of Arabal 2017.