Conference Program

The Sultanate of Oman - Experience authentic Arabia

The Sultanate is a treasure trove of places to see with ten thousand years of living history. Located in the Arabian Gulf, a 2 hrs 30 minutes flight from Chennai, Oman has for centuries attracted travelers from across the seven seas...this is the land of Frankincense, Sinbad the Sailor and Sheherazade’s “Tales of 1001 Nights”.

The Sultanate of Oman is situated on the eastern part of the Arabian Peninsula bordering the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Yemen. Oman could well be called a microcosm of almost every geographical and topographical feature found around the world starting with stark, rugged mountains in the north of the country, sweeps its way through vistas of golden sands, wadis and fertile oasis. Approximately 1700 kilometres of coastline provides Oman with some of the most beautiful beaches to be found anywhere in the world.

DAY 01 Arrive Muscat

Advance party arrival at Muscat International Airport. Your friendly and efficient Airport Representative will be there to assist you. After Immigration guests will be directed towards the baggage collection area, where guests can identify their luggage and then proceed through customs. Guests then enter the arrival hall where they will be welcomed by our representative and escorted to the waiting coaches. Near the coach there will be porters to assist you for putting the baggage into the baggage van. You will then board your respective coach and depart for your hotel of choice your home for the next few days. You will drive through the city to arrive at your. On arrival check in to Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa, Sultanate of Oman. Overnight stay in the resort.

DAY 02 Traders arrival in Muscat

Traders arrive throughout the day at Muscat International Airport. Your friendly and efficient Airport Representative will be there to assist you. After Immigration guests will be directed towards the baggage collection area, where guests can identify their luggage and then proceed through customs. Guests then enter the arrival hall where they will be welcomed by our representative and escorted to the waiting vehicles. You will then board your respective vehicles and depart for Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa, Sultanate of Oman your home for the next few days. Afternoon group arrivals On site at hotel and use of facilities. Dinner and overnight stay Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa, Sultanate of Oman

DAY 03 In Muscat- Full day conference

Breakast at the resort. Today you are booked for a whole day conference at the hotel.

Dinner at Qantab beach: At a prefixed time meet at the hotel’s lobby and board the waiting coaches to proceed to Qantab beach, a beach with privacy, a buffet dinner awaits you under tents. Take some rest on the beach under the majlis. There will be a full dinner set up created for this evening. you will be seated on cushions and carpets. Arabic style with low tables for food service and all tables decorated with fresh flowers, embroider runners and candles. Smartly clad waiters in traditional Omani costume will serve you from an array of Omani cuisine. It will be an unforgettable experience. Ambience and setting will indeed be fascinating. Also you will enjoy tasting the traditional "Shuwa". Our chef will explain the complete process of this "Shuwa". "After your lunch try "Shisha. There will be artisans to show Omani heritage works. Listen to the music by the Oudh players or just sit and watch the belly dancing. Relax for a while, late evening you will return to the resort. Overnight stay at Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa, Sultanate of Oman

DAY 04 In Muscat- Half day (AM) conference - PM Optional Tours

Half day morning trader’s conference. Accountants’ arrival throughout the morning. Your friendly and efficient Airport Representative will be there to assist you. After Immigration guests will be directed towards the baggage collection area, where guests can identify their luggage and then proceed through customs. Guests then enter the arrival hall where they will be welcomed by our representative and escorted to the waiting vehicles. You will then board your respective vehicles and depart for Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa, Sultanate of Oman your home for the next few days.

PM group activities (refer optional programs at the end of the itinerary)

Gala dinner at the resort (own arrangement) or offsite dinner at Seblat Al Bustan Palace)

At a prefixed time meet at the hotel’s lobby and board the waiting coaches to proceed to Al Bustan palace for a dinner at Seblat Al Bustan.

Dinner at Seblat Al Bustan A unique taste of Omani cuisine for an enriching local experience. Seblat Al Bustan unveils an authentic Omani night with the ambiance of a Bedouin village. Omani folkloric music and dance as well as art and craft stands bring guests closer to the Sultanate.

Muscat Moment

At a pre-fix time in the late afternoon you will meet your tout guide who will escort you to the waiting coach which you will embark upon and proceed for an orientation tour of this beautiful city. During your journey you can field as many questions as you want to our experienced guide who will give you a complete brief about this city. You will drive over the mountain road past the Al Bustan Palace round about to the sidab fishing village to arrive at the Al Alam Palace the official Residence of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said, The Ruler of Oman. The Palace is an architectural marvel for both its design and its location between the 16th century Portuguese forts of Jalali and Mirani ( Photo stop only). After a brief stop here you will continue drive through the old part of the town along the cornice to the Muttrah Souq.

Here at the muttrah souq we will organize a game. We will make a group of 20 people and each group tour leader will be given pictures of Omani gift item along with some Omani Riyal the group which buys all the items or the maximum item spending the least amount of money will be the winner and the group will be handed over a trophy in the name of the company with the date and place mentioned in the placard (a crystal Omani Sword).

After this exciting evening you will return to your coach and drive back to the resort via the "Central Business District" area which houses the Banks, travel Agencies, a few of the Ministries etc. You will drive past wadi kabir area where one of the most beautiful round about still exists. Continue drive through the mountain high way to the resort. Overnight stay at Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa, Sultanate of Oman

Dhow Cruise

At a pre-fix time in the late afternoon you will meet your tout guide who will escort you to the waiting coach which you will embark upon and proceed to the beautiful Marina Bander Al Rowdha, just a few kilometers away from the capital area to board a dhow handcrafted the traditional Omani way. Enjoy the scenic beauty of Oman’s coastline by cruising over the pristine waters of Oman’s capital area and experience the breathtaking views of some of its landmarks. Admire the majestic Hotel Al Bustan Palace from the quiet seas. Then we sail towards Bander Jissah where you can see the Oman Dive Center and hotel Shangri-La. We turn around from Bander Jissah towards the Muscat port. After you cruise a while you pass the fabulous residence of the British Ambassador, overlooking the inviting water. We later sail past the fishing village of Sidab before we turn towards the capital area Muscat. Right at the entrance to the Gulf are the Portuguese Forts of the 16th century that stand sentry to the Al Alam Palace, the official residence of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said, The Ruler of Oman. Enjoy the many scenes that reflect Omani history and Portuguese architecture around the Corniche near old Muscat. We reach the natural port of Muscat, Mina Sultan Qaboos. Later we retrace our journey towards the Marina, with an experience that will be etched in your memories forever.

Note: we have only two dhows available at Muscat with a capacity of 35 guests in each dhow.

Wadi bashing by 4 WD

Tour is by 4-wheel drive vehicles (closed and air-conditioned). Participation is limited. Driving is partially on the wadi. One English speaking guide will provide explanation before entering into wadi; otherwise, vehicles will have drivers with a limited command of English.

At 0915 hrs you will be met by your tour guide and driver who will escort you to the waiting 4 WD vehicles. Board the 4 WD vehicles and proceed for a soft adventure trip to wadi Al Khoud for wadi bashing. You will drive past the city and Muscat airport to arrive at a view point overlooking the Fanja Village for a photo stop. After this stop you will return to your 4 WD vehicles and continue the drive. After driving through the town you will arrive at the wadi, from where you will experience the drive over the rocky beds on the bumpy tracks sometimes splashing the water.

All along the wadi you will see small farms and lots of date plantation. During the ride you will see water pump been kept by the farmer to pump the water from the wadi to the plantations. After having enjoyed the wadi ride, you will break in a small area near the rocks where an open Majlis would be placed for you if you wsh to relax. Here you will be served soft drinks/ water, fruits and cookies. After enjoying this you will return to your vehicle and proceed on your return journey to Muscat. You now drive through the town of Fanja and see some small beautiful houses built by the locals and also shops selling earthern ware and daily household items. Continue drive enjoying the natural beauty with the back drop of the beautiful mountain landscape before arriving at the port After an exiting tour of Wadi Al Khoud we return to the port to board the cruise.

Note: the number of participants are limited to 100 guests in 25 4 WD vehicles only.

Catamaran

At a pre-fix time in the late afternoon you will meet your tout guide who will escort you to the waiting coach which you will embark upon and proceed to Marina Bandar and board luxury catamaran Azzura. 'Azzura' is a state of the art, 75-foot day charter catamaran built by the world famous French shipyard Fountain Pajot. Azzura's facilities include seating for up to 50 people; a bar; kitchen; Electric toilets and shower on board. The two huge nets on the front allow an up close and personal view of marine life that is unmatched in another craft. Enjoy dolphin watching and snorkelling to discover the aquatic life. Swim over multi-colored coral reef and among exotic tropical fish as you experience one of the best snorkeling adventures in the waters of Oman. The lucky may even come across one of the many species of whales that can be found just a few kilometers from Muscat’s rugged coast.

Not every trip guarantees a sighting, but you are sure to enjoy a trip out to sea and enhance your knowledge of nature’s most fascinating marine mammals. Enjoy water sports & beach activities such as banana boat rides, beach volley ball, beach foot ball etc.

DAY 05 In Muscat- Traders departure, half day (PM) conference

Breakfast at the resort. Today the Trader’s group will depart throughout the morning . Depending on your return flight you will be met by our representative at your respective resort wing at a pre-fix time and transfer to the Muscat International airport to connect flight for onward destination. During this day there will be a Half day afternoon accountant’s conference at the resort. Dinner and overnight stay at Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa, Sultanate of Oman

DAY 06 in Muscat- Full day conference

Breakfast at the resort. Today there will be a full day accountant’s conference at the resort. Dinner and overnight stay at Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa, Sultanate of Oman Dinner at Mumtaz Mahal (lawn) At a pre fixed time meet at the hotel’s lobby and board the waiting coaches to proceed to Mumtaz Mahal restaurant, perched on top of a hill overlooking Qurum Park. The colorful lights of the restaurant standout like a beacon at night. The dinner will be arranged at the garden lawns.

DAY 07 Depart Muscat- Full day conference

Breakfast at the resort. Today also there is a full day conference for the participating accountants at the resort. Depending on your return flight you will be met by our representative at your respective resort wing at a pre-fix time and transfer to the Muscat International airport to connect flight for onward destination.

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