Middle East Destinations | Oman
Key Points for Planners
- The Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre seats 3,200 people and has 22,000 sqm of space in its exhibition halls
- Plentiful 5-star hotels enhance the experience
White-sand beaches, soaring mountain terrains, hidden valleys, expansive sand dunes (the largest in the world) … from wadis to desert, and cruises to trekking, the Sultanate of Oman offers natural diversity and fantastic opportunities for MICE event planners.
- Sharqiya Sands
Oman’s numerous castles, forts, mosques, and museums keep its culture strong and provide the perfect setting for corporate groups interested in palm-lined luxury with a side of cultural heritage tourism. Visit the perfume capital of Salalah, famous for its Frankincense trees, where you can see ancient ruins and learn about the country’s role in the early spice trade. Local cuisine makes good use of spices, as you might imagine. Cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, cumin, ginger, pepper, turmeric, saffron.
Popular dishes include mishkak, a meat kebab served hot with tamarind chutney; mushaltat, a soft flatbread stuffed with honey, meat, spinach, or cheese; and fresh dates, which are considered the national symbol of hospitality in Oman. There are no flashy malls here, but there are souks—traditional open markets—and they are incredible. Filled with Omani artifacts and antiques, craftwork, textiles, silver, pottery, and jewelry,
these lively markets will immerse you in the culture and send you home with more than a few treasures. With unpolluted waters lapping more than a thousand miles of coastline, Oman is the perfect blend of city and sea. With a plethora of venues, each with its own architectural uniqueness, Oman has a lot to offer MICE planners—including a convention center that can accommodate 3,200, luxury resorts, and deserted beaches for private dining and other seaside events.
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