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Al Bustan Palace reopens

Marking a new era in its legacy, Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel reopens following a period of extensive enhancements that includes redesigned rooms and suites, refreshed Ritz Kids experiences, and new culinary options. An iconic symbol of Omani culture and hospitality, the palace hotel has been reimagined to embrace the needs of families and the modern global traveler, offering new and inspiring experiences that bridge heritage with state of the art technology and modern design. Oman continues to welcome record numbers of international visitors thanks to our commitment to offering world-class experiences for the modern global traveler that honor and celebrate our beautiful natural surroundings, rich culture and history, commented HE Maitha bint Saif Al Mahrouqi, undersecretary for the Ministry of Tourism. The renovation of Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel fully supports this vision and we are confident that the hotel will continue to contribute to the Sultanates thriving tourism industry.

Omantels annual ICT summit

Latest technology trends and innovations were showcased at Annual Omantel ICT Summit for 2018, held recently at Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre under the patronage of HE Ahmed bin Mohammed Al-Futaisi, Minister of Transport and Communications. Giant companies including Huawei, Cisco and SAP along with 250 experts in ICT as well as CEOs and decision makers at private and public sectors came under one roof to discuss the fast-paced developments in the digital world and how to implement these new smart and innovative solutions in advancing the digital transformation in the country, which will effectively contribute to the growth of various sectors and support social, economic and cultural development plans.

Pizza Hut celebrates 60th anniversary with new offerings

For the last six decades, Pizza Hut has been creating exciting and innovative combinations that have made it one of the most popular brands across the world. To celebrate the brands 60th birthday, Pizza Hut Oman has introduced a host of new offerings and deals along with distinctive packaging and menu to mark the occasion. Five new pizzas will be jostling for consumers attention Ultimate Cheese, Spicy Chicken Ranch, Meaty BBQ, Tandoori Paneer and Tandoori Chicken. If this is not tempting enough by itself, avail of the Buy One Large Pizza and Get a Medium and Small Pizza Free on takeaway order, to try out the different flavours. Complete the indulgence with the new dessert, aptly titled Choco Mania, which has molten chocolate wrapped in the dough, topped with a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar.

NBO celebrates the power of women

In recognition of the Sultanates women and their contribution to the advancement of the nation, National Bank of Oman (NBO) hosted its annual Women@NBO event. Coinciding with Omani Womens day, the bank brought together female entrepreneurs Lujaina Al Kharusi, founder and owner of Nine, a family health and wellness center and Mennez baby store and Zuwaina Al Rashidi, CEO of Dar Al Herfya, World of Handicrafts. Both women shared their stories with an audience of female employees. Sayyidah Rawan bint Ahmed Al Said, chairperson of NBO mentioned: At NBO, we are immensely proud of the women that have contributed to building this country. We are even prouder that some of these amazing women have chosen to come and join the team here at the bank. By building an equal opportunity culture, we know that the power is in both our men and women.

Shell Oman unveils new motor oil

Shell Oman launched a new motor oil to offer advanced engine protection to motorists in Oman. Shell Helix Ultra SN PLUS 0W-20 is a fully synthetic motor oil created to provide superior wear and corrosion protection, while also protecting vital engine parts and horsepower from the extreme stress and high temperature attacks experienced in high-performance engines to provide long-lasting engine performance. The new motor oil is designed to better protect modern turbocharged engines from low-speed pre-ignition (LSPI), which can cause damages to vehicle engines like super knock, broken spark plugs, cracked pistons and engine failure. Mahmoud Al Abri, commercial lubes manager at Shell Oman said, The new product is compliant with the new American Petroleum Institute (API) SN PLUS standard. This standard was developed in response to car manufacturers requests for motor oils that protect modern turbocharged engines from LSPI. Its Shells most advanced engine protection to date for modern turbocharged engines.

Tecno teams up with Jumbo Electronics in Oman

Tecno Mobile announced a strategic partnership with Jumbo Electronics giving the latter the exclusive rights to market and sell Tecno smartphones in Oman. The cooperation with Jumbo Electronics is part of Tecnos strategy to consolidate its regional presence and both of them expect to increase market share within the next two years. In line with our brand commitments to our customers covered around 50 countries, Tecno continues to enhance strategic relationships with leading distributors, such as Jumbo Electronics, that extend our market reach, said Jack Long, country manager of Tecno Mobile Oman. Chandra Mouli S, regional business head of Oman, Bahrain and Qatar at Jumbo Electronics, said, We are very pleased to agree on the partnership with Tecno Mobile to sell and market Tecnos smartphones. This partnership demonstrates Jumbo Electronics tremendous network of resellers and sub-distributors, and a strong history of delivering quality products and services that address our consumers preferences.

Bank Muscat wins top investor relations award

Bank Muscat has won the first position in the most improved corporate for investor relations award for large cap companies in the Middle East. The bank received the award at the ceremony attended by top-tier industry professionals, regulators and stock exchange officials in Dubai. Bank Muscat pursues a strategic investor relations policy aimed at enhancing value for all stakeholders. The bank regularly discusses financial results and business outlook with investors, which has helped in building a stronger corporate governance and investor relationship culture in Oman. The awards were organised by Middle East Investor Relations Association (MEIRA) which is an independent, non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting investor relations (IR) profession and international standards in corporate governance. The mission of MEIRA is to enhance the reputation, efficiency and attractiveness of the Middle East capital markets.

Bishara Est gets ISO 9001:2015 quality certificate

Bishara Est has been certified for ISO 9001:2015 quality certificate, for its service operations- Bestcare. Bishara Est was granted the ISO:9002 certificate in 1997 by Bureau Veritas.Ken Borthwick, CEO and Probir Roy DGM, service and technology, say, We are very proud of this new certification which is a testimony to the high levels of service standards being achieved consistently. Bestcare management and engineers provide benchmark levels of service and satisfaction, throughout Oman, as revealed by regular customer satisfaction surveys carried out by independent assessors. This ISO 9001-2015 certification from Bureau Veritas, UK, covers all the products and services of Bishara such as office equipment, printers, copiers, MFPs, security products, point of sale terminals, mailing machines and computers. Probir Roy, DGM-service and technology says, Maintaining Bestcare as the benchmark service provider, in Oman, has been our chief mission ever since the inception of Bishara Est in 1983.

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Publication:Oman Economic Review (OER)
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Date:Nov 17, 2018

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