The launch of the “Oman Golf Cup” to highlight the tourism potential

Muscat – Omani affairs

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 His Excellency Francisco Blau Grieg, Honorary Consul of the Sultanate of Oman in Milan, Italy, and Mr. Ali Daoud, CEO of Daoud Group. In their dialogue. , the two parties emphasized that golf can be used to bring the two countries closer together. After a year of these meetings and discussions, this idea crystallized into a tangible reality through this joint initiative launched today 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 this morning at a press conference at Kempinski Hotel Muscat under the patronage of His Excellency Basil bin Ahmed Al Rawas, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth for Sports and Youth. In the national efforts to achieve the Oman 2040. vision.

Commenting on the launch of this initiative, His Excellency Qais Al Yousef, Minister of Trade, 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 greater level by inviting guests to explore the Sultanate as an attractive destination for investment. Over the past ten years, there has been major private investment to develop new services and facilities that support the lifestyle of professional golfers and meet their aspirations. Stars, some of the best golf courses in the world, and a beautiful coastline will mark the final competitions. a lasting experience in the memory of the players, which is why we look forward to attracting more tourists and foreign investors to the Sultanate through the Oman Golf Cup.”

Mr. Munther Al Barwani, President of the Oman Golf Association, has been appointed to manage the coordination efforts of this promotional initiative on behalf of the Government of the Sultanate. Referring to this assignment, Al Barwani said: “I am very happy to be appointed by His Highness Sayyid Dhi Yazan bin Haitham bin Tariq Al Said, Minister of Culture Sports and the distinguished youth for managing and organizing 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 seen repeatedly. And repeatedly in previous events such as the Oman Open Golf Championship within the European Tour of Golf, which has seen the influx of professionals from this sport to the Sultanate.”

Al Barwani added: “We are very excited to present 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 which will be held. in the Sultanate next March 2023, God willing, and the winners invited to the final will have an Omani hospitality experience. All expenses paid luxury, in addition to the opportunity to learn about attractive investment opportunities in the Sultanate of Oman, and the final will be held at the Al Mouj Golf Course designed by golf legend Greg Norman on the coast of the Sea of ​​Oman.”

In turn, Mr. Ali Daoud, CEO of Daoud Group, who is the first architect of this unique initiative, said: “On behalf of the sponsor and partner companies, we are happy to express our happiness in partnering with government agencies to launch the first edition 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, rooted cities in human history, a culture that celebrates the guest, in addition to the many investment opportunities, all of which are factors that 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 will be held from September to November 2022 AD at seven renowned 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 have the opportunity to getting to know the players International competitions in an atmosphere that mixes fun and challenge.

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