“Gulf Diplomacy” highlights Oman’s tourism and investment components

The Oman Golf Cup kicks off in Italy and ends in Muscat 2023

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The Sultanate of Oman has launched a new initiative based on the use of golf as a catalytic ambassador to promote the Sultanate’s tourism potential to the Italian public, as well as the great investment opportunities in which the Sultanate abounds.

The initiative came as a result of a constructive dialogue on the sidelines of the golf meetings between Francisco Blau Grieg, Honorary Consul of the Sultanate of Oman in Milan, Italy, and Ali Daoud, CEO of David Group. After a year of these meetings and discussions, this idea crystallized into a tangible reality through this joint initiative which was launched yesterday with the blessing of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth, and with great national support.

The “Oman Golf Cup” initiative is to invite Italians and Europeans in general to explore the tourism experiences that the Sultanate has to offer, as well as the favorable investment opportunities. The initiative comes under the supervision of the Oman Golf Association (www.golf oman.com) and the sponsorship of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth, in addition to technical and material support from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Heritage and Tourism, and the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Investment Promotion, as well as a number of prestigious Omani companies such as Oman Air, the Group Oman International Holdings, The Zubair Corporation, The Wave Golf, Kempinski Hotel Muscat, and The David Group.

The initiative was launched yesterday morning at a press conference at Kempinski Hotel Muscat under the patronage of Basil bin Ahmed Al Rawas, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth for Sports and Youth National efforts to achieve the Oman 2040 vision.
Qais bin Mohammed Al Yousef, Minister of Commerce, Industry and Investment Promotion, said: “Building new relationships through golf is an old concept that parallels the history of the game itself, but this initiative takes the concept to a new level. greater level by inviting guests to explore the Sultanate as an attractive destination for investment.” He added: “The last ten years have seen significant private investment to develop new services and facilities that support the lifestyle of professional golfers and meet their aspirations. We are proud of the honorable models that support the growing sports tourism sector. We have ‘ an international airport that has won many prestigious international awards, hotels and resorts With a five-star rating, a number of the best golf courses in the world, and a beautiful coastline that will make the final competitions a lasting experience in the memory of the players, and accordingly we look forward to attracting more tourists and foreign investors to the Sultanate through the Oman Golf Cup.
Significant importance Munther Al Barwani, President of the Oman Golf Association, has been appointed to manage the coordination efforts for this promotional initiative on behalf of the Government of the Sultanate of Oman. Referring to this assignment, Al Barwani said: Al Shabab, to manage and organize the first edition of the Oman Golf Cup. Over the past ten years, golf has gained great importance as an offshoot of the Sultanate’s tourism promotion. We now have three world-class 18-hole golf courses in the capital, Muscat, and no one can beat the close relationship between golf and the business and investment community, which we have repeatedly seen, and repeatedly in previous events such as the Oman Open Golf Championship within the European Tour of Golf, which saw the influx of professionals from this sport to the Sultanate.

Al Barwani added: We are very excited to introduce the Sultanate as a tourist and investment destination to the Italian public, and at the same time we look forward to welcoming the winners of the Oman Golf Cup Qualifiers to the final round held in will be held. the Sultanate next March 2023, God willing, and the winners invited to the final will have a luxurious Omani hospitality experience. All expenses paid, in addition to the ability to identify attractive investment opportunities in the Sultanate of Oman, and the finals will be held at the Al Mouj Golf Course designed by golf legend Greg Norman on the coast of the Sea of ​​Oman.”
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For his part, Ali Daoud, CEO of Daoud Group, who is the first architect of this unique initiative, said: On behalf of the sponsoring and partner companies, we would like to express our happiness to work with government agencies to announce the first edition set. of the Oman Cup outside the Sultanate, specifically in Italy, due to the common characteristics that the two countries share in terms of natural diversity, the spirit of hospitality rooted in the culture of the two peoples, and a solid industrial base. The tournament aims to promote awareness of the Sultanate and the diversity of its natural beauty, as well as favorable investment opportunities; We have beautifully shaped sandy and rocky beaches, soft sandy deserts, extensive mountain ranges that hug the clouds, cities rooted in human history, a culture that celebrates the guest, in addition to many investment opportunities, all of which are factors that attract travel and vacation. companies on the one hand, and investors looking for new opportunities to expand geographically, on the other. The Sultanate has also signed a free trade agreement with the United States of America, and is therefore one of the few countries in the world to activate this agreement, making it an ideal investment center for companies targeting the markets of the United States of America want to perform. America through the free market.

The Oman Cup Golf Tournament will be held from September to November 2022 AD at seven famous golf courses across Italy, and the final round will be held in Muscat next March 2023 AD, at Al Mouj Golf Course and Ghala Golf Club, and players from the Sultanate will take the opportunity get to know the players International competition in an atmosphere that mixes fun and challenge.

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