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oman-air-a330-on-runwayOman Air launches non-stop flights to Guangzhou
Oman Air will start operating flights from its hub in Muscat toman-air-a330-on-runwayOman Air launches non-stop flights to Guangzhou
Oman Air will start operating flights from its hub in Muscat to Guangzhou, China, from December 9th. Guangzhou is Oman Air’s first destination in China. The launch of the new route is in response to significant customer demand also demonstrates Oman Air’s commitment to continuing it ambitious network expansion programme, first unveiled in 2014. The new destination opens up easy access to Oman Air’s outstanding range of choices for customers from China, in addition, the flights will further help to strengthen political, economic and social links between Oman and China. Oman Air will run flights to Guangzhou from Muscat on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays using its wide-body A330.

bank-muscat-chip-and-pin-cardBank Muscat Chip and PIN debit card distribution
Bank Muscat has stepped up the distribution of Chip and PIN debit cards to customers across the Sultanate. The initiative heralding the future cards in Oman is in line with the Omani government’s ambitious eGovernment project. In view of the nation-wide transition to Chip and PIN debit cards, the bank has made extensive arrangements to ensure that all customers receive the new cards. The bank has already communicated to customers through SMS, informing them of the requirement to replace their old debit cards with the new Chip and PIN cards. Customers are required to visit the branches and collect the new cards. Packed with an array of features and benefits, the new Chip and PIN debit card is designed to make everyday transactions easier within and outside Oman.
al-mazaar-edutainment-centreal-mazaar-edutainment-centreAl Mazaar Edutainment Centre
A one-of-a-kind edutainment centre – Al Mazaar Edutainment Centre – has transformed Barr Al Jissah heritage village into Oman’s must visit destination. Al Mazaar will offer a dynamic programme of kid’s entertainment, sports activities, art, culture and much more for adults and children alike to enjoy. It will be home to Springbox, Oman’s first ever trampoline hall with sports activities. Art Box will encourage children to create their own masterpieces while visitors can also get involved arts and crafts workshops. Designated art walls, including the Hands of Oman centrepiece, Omani Orchard wall, Rainbow Jigsaw wall, You Create wall, Chalk wall and World United wall further encourage interactive art.

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This season, iconic brand Superdry will celebrate the diversity of their product offering by collaborating with ambassadors across the music, sports, style and snow sports worlds to unite an inspirational collective of talent. The ambassadors from across the globe will share their inspirational stories and how they wear their favourite Superdry pieces when achieving their goals. The campaign will live across the brand’s channels, both on- and off- line, whilst fans, customers and followers alike are also invited to join the #MySuperdry collective by sharing their unique Superdry moments using the hashtag; each month, the brand will pick lucky prize winners. The campaign was launched at the Superdry Store in Oman Avenues Mall with a meet and greet event, featuring local influencers, on November 30.

mrm-offers-for-winter-vacationers1MRM offers for winter vacationers
Welcoming vacationers for the perfect wintry getaway, Millennium Resort Mussanah (MRM) unveiled new package offers and activities designed to give guests a one-of-a-kind Omani winter experience. Lasting till the 30th of April 2017, the new offers will allow visitors to enjoy the scenic Batinah coast and all of the resort’s attractions for lower rates. Starting at RO49, the offer provides guests with a one-night stay, dinner and breakfast for two. Children below 12 years old are included for free and will have the same meal plan and sharing bed with their parents. The resort is also introducing a RO10 day pass that includes access to a full-range of its in-house and outdoor facilities.

muriya-launches-golf-lake-residences-in-jebel-sifah1Muriya launches Golf Lake Residences in Jebel Sifah
Muriya has announced the launch of Golf Lake Residences, a premium residential neighbourhood in Jebel Sifah, comprised of 14 buildings and 118 freehold studios, one- and two-bedroom apartments. Overlooking the largest two holes of the 9-hole Harradine golf course, which is in its final stage of development, each of the apartments will include breath-taking views of the expertly designed golf course, along with views of the sparkling Arabian Sea or the majestic Al Hajar Mountains. Homeowners will enjoy exclusive leisure amenities including an oasis style water feature including an integrated infinity pool. Muriya is partnering with the internationally renowned real estate agency Savills as the lead selling agent for Golf Lake Residences.
shell-deli-cafe-launch-pr-imageaaShell Oman inaugurates deli CAFÉ
The new deli CAFÉ, which is Shell Oman Marketing Company’s foray into the branded coffee business, recently took off when the new deli CAFÉ at Mawaleh South Shell Service Station was inaugurated by Asada Harinsuit, Shell Vice President of the Retail Business in the East Region, in the presence of Mohammed Mahmood Al Balushi, CEO of Shell Oman, as well as other Shell representatives. deli CAFÉ features a range of hand-crafted hot and cold beverages by coffee baristas, fresh sandwiches by deli chefs and pastries with in-house baking facilities. Customers have access to free wi-fi, mobile phone charging stations and added drive-through for the convenience of customers on the move.
telal-al-qurm-real-estateTelal Al Qurm Real Estate opens sales to new townhouses
Telal Al Qurm Real Estate Company, a subsidiary of the Kuwait-based Alargan International Real Estate Company, recently held a media tour of the townhouses component of the Telal Al Qurm community, the fourth component of the overall project currently under development. Held at the newly launched model townhouse, guests were given a tour of the layout and design of the new 46 townhouses that the company has started constructing as part of the Telal Al Qurm community, a residential and commercial district consisting of 164,900 square meters of land in the popular Qurm area. The townhouses will consist of two rows of 23 townhouses each, in addition to a Community Clubhouse facing a 2,500 square-meter park and recreational amenities including a gymnasium and swimming pool.
mamas-and-papas-2Autumn/Winter Collection at Mamas and Papas
It is all about the ‘new’ at Mamas and Papas this season. The Autumn/Winter collection fuses the contemporary and the heritage, encompassing three new ranges – Welcome to the World, Everyday Special and Occasionwear. For Autumn/Winter 2016, Mamas and Papas are showcasing a new Everyday Special range. An eclectic mix of outfits you can build and pair up, with chunky knitwear, cord fabrics and soft jersey outfits in rich autumnal tones. The Occasionwear range is all about luxury outfits for those exceptional moments.
berger-pr-pic‘Colours of Arabia’ from Berger Paints
‘Colours of Arabia’, a unique CSR campaign by Bergeberger-pr-picr Paints that cuts across boundaries and puts the spotlight on the beauty of the region as well as relationships, was unveiled at a press conference recently. The narrative of the campaign captures the beautiful relationship between a grandfather and his visually impaired granddaughter as he tries to decipher colours for her through emotions she can experience and comprehend. The 12 short films capture the journey of the two across the Middle East, each featuring a distinct landmark and geographical landscapes ranging through deserts, wadis, creeks and beaches.
national-day-celebrations-at-aster-al-raffah-hospitalNational Day Celebrations at Aster Al Raffah Hospital
Aster Al-Raffah Hospital commemorated the Oman National Day by holding a celebratory event at the hospital’s premises. The event was open to people of all ages and nationalities who were keen to join Aster Al-Raffah’s employees and senior management in paying homage to the Omani National Day. The function included a host of fun filled activities and games that kept the audience engaged throughout the day. There were a series of videos that succinctly captured the rich and vibrant history of Oman and commended the work of all the dedicated employees of Aster Al Raffah Hospital.o Guangzhou, China, from December 9th. Guangzhou is Oman Air’s first destination in China. The launch of the new route is in response to significant customer demand also demonstrates Oman Air’s commitment to continuing it ambitious network expansion programme, first unveiled in 2014. The new destination opens up easy access to Oman Air’s outstanding range of choices for customers from China, in addition, the flights will further help to strengthen political, economic and social links between Oman and China. Oman Air will run flights to Guangzhou from Muscat on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays using its wide-body A330.
max-fashion-for-real-people-campaignMax ‘Fashion for Real People’ Campaign
Max has announced the second chapter of its award winning ‘Fashion for Real People’ brand campaign. The campaign champions the need of every individual to discover, embrace and express his or her own unique style statement. The new phase celebrates the innate sense of style that all real people possess and aims to inspire millions more to accept their distinctive personality. In the first phase of ‘Fashion for Real People’ campaign, Max joined forces with Arab youth icon, Mohammed Assaf.  The second phase of the campaign portrays different facets of Mohammed Assaf’s daily life. Photographed in a natural setting, the images capture him in a library, at a studio and in the gym.

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