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Building Oman’s Future

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FOREWORD Chairman Hatim al Taie Editor-in-Chief Abdullah al Taie General Manager Rathish Ramachandran Asst. General Manager Terry Mathukutty Content Editor Sujata Sengupta Asst. Content Editor Poornima Ramani Editorial Assistant Sangeetha Gopi Senior Designer Shyniben Koyakkil Designer Muneeb Khan Sales Sami Dalwai Emily Matthews Photographer Shakeel al Balushi Translation Mostafa Kamel

Designing your own home is a dream-come-true. Although all of us live in houses, designing one is far more complex. DIMENSION 2011 will prove to be a trusted aide in this process. The sultanate’s infrastructure sector is primed to remain one of the most active in the region, supported by strong state-spending and the economy’s relative strength in the current world trends. Oman has continuously focused on reforming its investment climate to make it as inviting as possible. This has given a boost to commercial as well as residential projects, resulting in a vast choice for the consumer. This book is the result of our pro-consumer approach to support investments in the construction industry. We have covered world trends and feature the evolution process within the country in the segments of architecture, landscaping, interiors, building materials, upcoming projects and the real estate. Just as we have given design ideas and tips on energy conservation, we have also provided our readers with valuable information on home loans and property insurance policies. The book will familiarise the reader with the realty scenario in Oman and also give a macroscopic view of the emerging construction boom in the country. If Oman spells home to you, this book will remain a coveted guide for all your major and sundry needs.

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© 2011 Deenar Press & Publishing LLC All contents in DIMENSION - THE BUILDER’S DIGEST are copyrighted and all rights are reserved. This publication may not be reproduced or transmitted in any form in whole or in part without the written permission of the publishers. Views expressed within DIMENSION do not necessarily reflect those of the publishers or editors. All information are correct at the time of print. The publishers cannot be held responsible for the accuracy, completeness, quality and usefulness of any information or content herein, or any consequences arising from it.


ARCHITECTURE


Understated elegance Cradled between the pull of knowing and using modern building technology, Oman’s architecture stands strong yet simple

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for insulation, with few windows and with devices designed to take advantage of any potentially cooling breeze.

The most common form of architecture on the sultanate coast, until recently, was the palm-frond house, followed by mosques made of stone or mud brick. Fortified buildings are a rather noticeable feature of the Omani architecture. Almost all the settlements in Oman have some elements of the fortified structure.

When Oman made its great development in the early 70s to the 80s towards a modern nation, a major shift took place. People left their traditional homes and built new houses with modern material. This resulted in an almost unique phenomenon – the desertion of many traditional settlements beside which new neighbourhoods were built.

The chief feature of residential architecture has always been the measures taken to protect the inhabitants from the overpowering heat of the Omani summer. This led to houses being built with thick walls

The evolution of architecture is a measure of a nation’s civilisation. Oman abounds in cultural buildings that stand as a testament to this art. As a tourist, you will observe the diligent efforts to preserve the

or many centuries Oman’s architecture has been subject to the influx of a variety of styles and influences. Despite this Oman’s architectural style remains distinct.

traditional architecture characterised by its simple lines. There is an understated elegance to this. With new courses being offered in architecture by the Sultan Qaboos University and few other institutes, Oman is expected to see an emergence in young Omani architects, who will take up the reins in shaping the future of architecture here. But these budding architects are faced with a tough choice in order to keep the legacy of Omani architecture alive – linking the contemporary with the vernacular, the traditional with the modern.

PERSPECTIVE The Arabic court or patio is a prominent feature in the villas in Oman. The courtyard gives continuity to the villa and an ambience of relaxation. Terraces and balconies are usually ornamental and take their design inspiration from the Omani heritage. The committee of town planning in Oman has a restriction on the maximum height of buildings. The plan is to spread the cityscape horizontally. White is the most preferred choice for exterior paints as it reflects the heat and helps in energy consumption. The tradition of the country is well portrayed in the

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ornamental façade of residential complexes and villas. Modern functionality has stepped into Omani architecture. However, features like the Arabic court, the window and door detailing, the parapets and the traditional terraces will stand the test of time. Oman is moving towards green architecture with 14 buildings in the process of being LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified. The Oman Botanical Garden, Jebel al Akhder Hotel, Khasab Hotel, Muscat International Airport and Salalah Airport are a few of the certified projects.

Mohamed al Akkad, General Manager, MA Design Architectural Consultants


Abdulla Mukadam & Partner Abdulla Mukadam & Partner was formed in 1981 by the late Abdulla Mukadam. The company is one of the leading registered grade-one consultants. The company has branches all over the Sultanate of Oman as well as in UAE (Sharjah and Ajman) and India (Mumbai). Their services include quantity surveying and on-site supervision for civil works.

Ghubra Towers designed by Abdulla Mukadam & Partner

products/services PO Box 2877, PC 112, Ruwi, Sultanate of Oman Ghubra Towers, Sixth Floor, North Ghubra Phone: +968 24614395, Fax: +968 24614398 email: mail@abdullamukadam-consultants.com

• Architectural, interior and structural design • Fire-fighting design • On-site supervision for civil and MEP works

Consulting Engineering Services Consulting Engineering Services (CES) is an ISO 9001:2008 certified company which stands for quality, reliability and trustworthiness. Their four decades of strong, customer-focused approach and continuous quest for world-class quality have enabled them to attain and sustain leadership in multiple lines of business. Since its inception in 1969, CES has grown to become a multifaceted organisation, providing an entire range of solutions, in infrastructure development, planning, engineering and construction management. Suspension bridge in Sur designed by CES PO Box 2302, PC 112, Ruwi, Sultanate of Oman Way No. 2102, Building No. 24, Rex Road, Behind Al Naja School Phone: +968 24793018, Fax: +968 24793808 email: ces1000@omantel.net.om

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products/services

• Project formulation and concept planning • Detailed design, engineering and project management • Infrastructure development


Gulf Engineering Consultancy (GEC) was established in the year 1982. They are a leading Omani engineering establishment, providing comprehensive design and engineering solutions to complex problems. They utilise innovation, ingenuity, adaptability and value without losing sight of the architectural legacy of the country.

ARCHI T E CT URE

Gulf Engineering ConsultanCY

Sohar University designed by GEC

PO Box 487, PC 100, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman First floor, Harley Davidson Showroom, Near Zakher Mall, Al Khuwair Phone: +968 24475641, Fax: +968 24475645 email: gec@gulfenggoman.com

products/services

• Conceptual design • Refurbishment • Failure investigation • Surveys of projects

Al Hatmy Engineering Consultancy Al Hatmy is an Omani engineering firm established in 1980. They are one of the largest comprehensive engineering service providers in Oman. They have overseas offices in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Tanzania. Their services include cost estimation and quantity surveying. They are involved in project management, contract administration and construction supervision. They also offer preinvestment studies.

The International School of Choueifat designed by Al Hatmy Engineering PO Box 374, PC 112, Ruwi, Sultanate of Oman Behind Central Bank of Oman, Al Fursan Street, Ruwi Phone: +968 24703305, Fax: +968 24797695 email: alhatmy@omantel.net.om

products/services

• Master plans and organisation planning • Preliminary design and reports • Detailed design and engineering specifications

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Kadri Consultants Kadri Consultants began its journey with a single assistant architect, one draftsman and an office boy. I M Kadri established this firm under the name I M Kadri Architects in 1960 in India. They have a branch in Oman. Their services include surveying, planning and interior designing. They also have structural and electro-mechanical engineers.

Oman Gas Headquarters designed by Kadri Consultants

products/services PO Box 1604, PC 114, Jibroo, Sultanate of Oman Al Sulayf Building, Rex Road, Ruwi Phone: +968 24795632, Fax: +968 24796091 email: kadri@omantel.net.om

• Architecture and interior designing • Planning and surveying • Structural and electro-mechanical engineering

Services & Trade Group (S&T) The Services & Trade Group (S&T), a flagship company of the Sobha Group, was set up in 1977 in the Sultanate of Oman. It is one of the leading interior decoration companies in the Middle East. It was founded by P N C Menon and Brigadier General Suleiman Mohd Yahya al Adawi, two visionaries whose sense of perfection and quality standards has steered the group to its present stature.

Refurbishment of Al Bustan Palace Hotel done by S&T PO Box 823, PC 112, Ruwi, Sultanate of Oman Way No. 4223, Building No. 807, Al Bustan Street, Wadi Kabir Phone: +968 24811455, Fax: +968 24816915 email: interiors@stcgroups.com

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products/services

• Interior decoration • Joinery and furniture manufacturing


Triad Oman Consultants International was established in 1974. It is one of the oldest Omani consultancy firms. TOCI works closely with clients and project partners to provide technically viable designs. The company aims at maintaining high international professional standards and codes of practice. TOCI specialises in architectural design, structural design, interior design and project management.

ARCHI T E CT URE

Triad Oman Consultants International (TOCI)

The Wave, Muscat, is a project by Triad Oman Consultants International

products/SERVICES PO Box 1397, PC 112, Ruwi, Sultanate of Oman Second floor, Sanassil House, Rex Road, Ruwi Phone: +968 24702509, Fax: +968 24793540 email: saifeemk@tocieng.com

• Architecture • Civil and structural engineering • Mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering • Project management

WS Atkins Atkins is a multinational engineering and design consultancy, providing expertise to help resolve challenges presented by the built and natural environment. Their work includes preparing concepts for skyscraper, upgrading a rail network, modelling a flood defence system and improving resource management processes.

WS Atkins is the design consultant for Barr al Jissah Hotel and Spa PO Box 2985, PC 112, Ruwi, Sultanate of Oman Way No. 5134, Building No. A 2686/1 (2nd Floor), Hatat Complex B, Wilayat Muttrah Phone: +968 24566188, Fax: +968 246 95854 email: office.oman@atkinsglobal.com

products/services

• Initial briefing • Concept design • Final implementation

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CONSTRUCTION

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A new haven Oman is all set for a developmental make-over with its history, identity and character intact. The holistic approach creates a statement

Muscat Square Garden

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ll roads will lead to Oman ten years from now. The 24 new projects undertaken by the Muscat Municipality will complete the story of Oman as one of the developed, yet traditional and ecofriendly countries of the world. Boulevard and Minaret The Sultan Qaboos Boulevard connecting the Muscat International

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Airport and the Barka Palace will have open spaces, jogging area and space for cycling. This project aims at beautifying the 3.5km road often used by dignitaries en route to the palace. The Minaret, at the outermost point of the Muttrah Corniche, will be the beacon of Omani culture. The 50m tall monument will feature special lights, sounds, smells and perhaps even taste.

The 12 floors spiralling the length of the Minaret will house educational and cultural exhibition spaces. Subtle lights, promenades and cycle walks will exemplify the pedestrian bridge at Wadi Adai, one of the largest wadis in Oman. The promenade will have a vibrant display of lights in the evenings, powered by solar cells.


CONSTRUCTION

Garden and shopping area Parks A series of landscaping projects will forge the Piedmont Park at Al Amerat, the Romantic River at Al Lawami, the Al Mubila Park and the Al Qurum at Wadi Adai. Residential areas with access to parks and sports areas are the highlights of this project. The wadis will also have their fair share of developments. While the Wadi al Kabir Park will be remodelled to incorporate recreational spaces catering to people of all ages, the Al Azaiba Park will see the transformation of an abandoned wadi into a recreational web connecting the locality to the sea using walkways.

Al Hamriya Terraced Park will convert the inaccessible mountain in Hamriya into a recreational hub, complete with parks, playgrounds, and an amphitheatre sculpted into the mountain itself. The park will also house an observation area giving a panoramic view of the sea and surrounding areas.

The Al Khuwair Park will have add-ons like space for a cinema, commercial and retail space and residential apartments. Naseem Park is all set to be synonymous with the ethnic culture of Oman with indigenous trees to be planted in the park. The Hawijit Najim Park will see its share of developments and the Al Barakat Park will have seasonal flowers, trees and water features.

Markets and Souqs The fish market at the heart of Muttrah will be restructured in the shape of Muttrah bay with rammed earth walls. It will have a canopy organising spaces below. The vegetable market in Al Khuwair will witness a four- to seven-floor peripheral ring development enveloping the market place and allotting permanent shop spaces

Central Business Districts Ruwi and Muttrah will metamorphose into world-class business hubs with the projects designed to ease traffic congestion, ensure navigable walkways and utilitarian parking slots. Judicious use of public area will be the new address for businesses in Oman.

on the street level. Commercial and residential spaces will be on the floors above. The entire vegetable market will have shaded canopy. The Seeb waterfront will be a haven for wayfarers with upgraded walkways, new souqs and leisure areas. Al Mawalih Souq will have myriad shopping and cultural activities and space to stage festivals and other events. Squares and Plazas Muscat Plaza will be transformed with an auditorium, exhibition space, IMAX theatre, an amphitheatre and car parking. Al Amerat Square and Waterfront Square at Shatti al Qurum will have recreational developments with parks, walkways, children’s play area, water features and shopping stops. The Seeb Seafront Plaza will have an art gallery and a conventional and digital library depicting the traditions and heritage of Oman. A place to stage festivals, activities and events will be the hallmark of Al Qurum Festival Square and Muttrah Corniche will embrace upgraded roads and passageways.


Bahwan Engineering company For nearly three decades Bahwan Engineering Group (BEC) has been associated with nation-building projects, ushering change in Oman. The core values of synergy, excellence and commitment have enabled BEC to successfully execute numerous projects to exacting standards. Founded in 1977, Bahwan Engineering Company, the flagship of the engineering group, is one of the largest engineering construction companies executing integrated multi-disciplinary construction projects and facilities management projects in Oman and UAE. BEC employs over 9,000 people including 400 engineers and has established itself as the leader in integrated construction projects.

Facilities management for Bausher Stadium

Products/services

• Civil construction • Oil and gas power projects • Electrical projects • Building services • Facilities management • Elevators and escalators References

• Ibra Hospital • BMW Car Showroom • Qalhat Housing Complex • Non-Industrial Building at Oman LNG • Bank Dhofar Headquaters • Grand Mosque at Ministry of Defence • Sea Water Intake and Return System • Cold Storage Facilties at Mawelah

Elevators and escalator installation in Knowledge Oasis Muscat (KOM)

branches in oman

• Bahwan Engineering Company (PO Box 703, PC 112, Ruwi) • Bahwan Contracting Company (PO Box 1098, PC 112, Ruwi) • Universal Engineering Services (PO Box 2688, PC 112, Ruwi)

PO Box 703, PC 112, Ruwi, Sultanate Of Oman Sultan Qaboos Street, Ghubra, Near Grand Mosque Phone: +968 24597510, Fax: +968 24597511 email: becoman@becoman.com

www.bahwanengineering.com

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Ibn Khaldun Almadaen Engineering Consultants CONST RUCTION

Ibn Khaldun Almadaen Engineering Consultants is an architectural and civil engineering specialist consultancy company. It is a result of the merger of two major Omani engineering firms – Ibn Khaldun Consulting Engineers and Almadaen Engineering Consultants. Ibn Khaldun was formed in 1981 headed by E Musallam Qatan. Almadaen was formed in 1991 headed by E Fuad al Kindi. Association with reputed international firms have resulted in successful project completion of various infrastructure disciplines. Building up expertise of Omani nationals is continuing to be a principle goal and projects have been the primary tool for this aim.

Tilal Complex

Products/services

• Architectural planning • Area/site development • Support services such as roads, power and MEP related to a specific site development • Area infrastructure such as roads, ports, airports, STPs, power generators and desalination References

• New Military Hospital at Salalah for the Ministry of Defence • Al Duqm Airport for the Ministry of Transport and Communication • Sohar Port for the Ministry of Transport and Communication • Hadbin-Hasik road for the Ministry of Transport and Communication • Tilal Complex (Phase 1) for Al Madina Real Estate

Sohar Port

branches in oman

Salalah PO Box 366, PC 211, Salalah, Sultanate of Oman Phone: +968 23293947/23288162 Fax: +968 23293130 email: ibnkaldn@omantel.net.om

PO Box 2187, PC 112, Ruwi, Sultanate of Oman Way No. 3781, Building No. 7972 and 7972 A, South Ghubra Phone: +968 24506080/81, Fax: +968 24591880 email: ikhaldun@omantel.net.om

www.ikamc.com

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Teejan Group of Companies Teejan Group of Companies was founded as a small trading and services company in 1974. The operational experience and business acumen has evolved the company into one of the leading groups in Oman. They have carved out an indisputable reputation with their prompt delivery and quality service. Teejan Group of Companies is united through a common heritage and a spirit of dedication to its employees who are building the quality projects of tomorrow. Products/services

• Construction • Fire and security engineering • Laboratory and environmental engineering • Food and beverage • Cleaning and equipments • Furnishing • Shipping, logistics and information technology

Cruise terminal at Sultan Qaboos Port

References

They have been awarded the prestigious ISO 9001 Quality certificate for Management System Standard and the Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series certification by Det Norske Veritas (DNV), Netherlands. branches in oman

• Teejan Trading & Contracting Co. • Teejan Furnishing • Teejan Equipments • Teejan Cleaners • Teejan & Aujan Marketing • Teejan al Jaleel • Dolphin Trading & Investment • Go Point Ta’Meer • Bright Muscat Trading • Exceed Oman • Teejan International Maritime & Aviation

PO Box 1829, PC 112, Ruwi, Sultanate of Oman Teejan House, Ghala Phone: +968 24594641/24594996/24593560 Fax: +968 24593442 email: info@teejan.com/ teejan@omantel.net.om

www.teejan.com

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Carillion Al awi

Construction of Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque

PO Box 1436, PC 112, Ruwi, Sultanate of Oman Way No. 55, Building No. 88, Al Omran Street, Ghala Industrial Area Phone: +968 24616111, Fax: +968 24590893 email: tarmacom@omantel.net.om

CONST RUCTION

Carillion Alawi was established in 1979 to spearhead the construction of many industrial projects, restoration and construction of buildings, roads and harbours. Rusayl Power Station, Fort Jalali-Muscat, Royal Hospital, Oman International Bank headquarters, the 680-room ShangriLa Resort and Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque are evidence of the company’s standards of workmanship and expertise.

products/services

• Tourism, leisure and residential constructions • High-rise and royal or official buildings • Infrastructure and industrial sector

Consolidated Contractors Company Consolidated Contractors Group, better known as CCC, is one of the largest engineering, procurement and construction companies in the Middle East. It is a privately owned company having its headquarters in Athens, Greece, with offices around the world, employing over 125,000.

Principal contractors for Omagine Project PO Box 614, PC 100, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman 1st, 2nd and 5th floor, Al Rajab Building, Sultan Qaboos Street, Ruwi Phone: +968 24774774, Fax: +968 24774773 email: cccmct@omantel.net.om

products/services

• Geographic information systems • Conceptual and preliminary design • Construction management • Field construction and installation

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Cowi & Partners COWI Gulf is the regional practice of major Scandinavian consultant COWI A/S. Established since 1930 and today employing over 6,000 people worldwide, COWI have been providing consultancy services in the Gulf for over 30 years with offices in Oman since 1986. branches in oman

• Head office in Madinat al Ilam, Muscat • Support office in Salalah Royal Opera House is a project by Cowi & Partners

PO Box 2115, PC 112, Ruwi, Sultanate of Oman Way No. 1753, Building No. 4095, Madinat al Ilam Phone: +968 24604200, Fax: +968 24604788 email: dem@cowi.dk

products/services

• Consultancy design and supervision services in buildings • Transportation, marine and environmental engineering • Fire engineering • Health care facilities development

Douglas OHI Douglas OHI is a joint venture Omani-British Company established in 1981 to carry out construction projects in the sultanate. The Omani partner is Oman Holdings International. They have undertaken a variety of civil and building projects throughout its 30 years of trading. Over the past 20 years it has ventured into oilfield activities throughout the interior of the country.

A project by Douglas OHI – The Chedi, Muscat PO Box 1639, PC 114, Hay al Mina, Sultanate of Oman Way No. 6426, Building No. 2348, Ghala Phone: +968 24590540, Fax: +968 24594657 email: info@douglasohi.com

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products/services

• Commercial and industrial construction • Hospitality and leisure • Power and water projects • Education, health and defence infrastructure


Galfar Engineering & Contracting

Muscat Expressway project by Galfar

CONST RUCTION

Galfar Engineering & Contracting is one of the largest, multi-disciplined engineering, contracting and construction company in the Sultanate of Oman. The company owns a fleet of more than 7,000 equipments, employing a workforce of over 28,000.

products/services PO Box 533, PC 100, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman Way No. 5222, Building No. 760, Al Omran Street, Ghala Industrial Estate Phone: +968 24525000, Fax: +968 24591676 email: galfar@omantel.net.om

• Civil construction and utilities • Oil and gas • Infrastructural construction

Larsen & Toubro OMAN Larsen & Toubro (L&T) is a technology, engineering, construction and manufacturing company. Larsen & Toubro Oman (LTO) is a joint venture between L&T International FZE and The Muscat Trading Co., one of the leading business groups in the Sultanate of Oman. Projects are executed on EPC basis for the HV substation or transmission line with complete in-house design, engineering, procurement and construction, including civil and MEP services.

Barr al Jissah residences by L&T PO Box 598, PC 112, Ruwi, Sultanate of Oman Ground floor and First floor, Zubair Tower building, Ruwi-Darsait road Phone: +968 24762200, Fax: +968 24590811 email: lntom01@omantel.net.om

products/services

• Industrial, port and oil fields for electrical and instrumentation works

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Parsons oman Parsons Oman is a recognised leader in ground transportation, aviation, infrastructure, water, wastewater, environmental, chemical, power, pulp and paper industries, as well as government, industrial and community development.

PO Box 1151, PC 133, Al Khuwair, Sultanate of Oman Mosaic Tower, Near Zakher Mall, Al Khuwair Phone: +968 24390600, Fax: +968 24482890 email: info@parsonsoman.com

Al Duqm International Airport designed by Parsons Oman

products/services

• Infrastructural services with major focus on the water industry • Transportation planning and engineering services

80 years of engineering design consultancy 30 years of service in countries of Gulf Area More than 600 projects in Oman over the past 20 years, covering official, commercial, residential and resort & leisure facilities

www.cowi-gulf.com

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STRABAG oman

PO Box 444, PC 113, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman Way No. 507, Building No. 707, Ghala Phone: +968 24526900, Fax: +968 24526902 email: strabag@omantel.net.om

Suspension bridge in Sur constructed by STRABAG Oman

CONST RUCTION

STRABAG in Oman was established in 1971. They are an ISO 9001 certified company with a strong emphasis on quality control. With an in-house design unit and highly skilled engineers who receive technical support from the head office in Germany, STRABAG uses the latest technology available to ensure that every project lives up to the highest standards.

products/services

• Construction of roads, bridges, commercial complexes, dams and harbour developments

Ibn Khaldun . Almadaen Engineering Consultants Range of Activities: Engineering Consultants Infrastructure and Building Major projects undertaken in Oman independently and in association with International firms

PO Box 2187, Ruwi, PC 112, Sultanate of Oman Tel: +968 24506080 / 24506081, Fax: +968 24591880

PO Box 366, Salalah, PC 211, Sultanate of Oman Tel: +968 23293947 / 23288162, Fax: +968 23293130

www.ikamc.com

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FINANCE


Rate your risks Everyone aspires for a home. Building and ensuring the safety of your house is an extremely satisfying accomplishment

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Loan against Salary

Loans for Expatriates

Loans for GCC Nationals

Loans for Omanis

Ahli Bank

NA

8%

Up to 80%

20 years

Bank Dhofar

NA

7.50%

Up to 80%

25 years

Bank Sohar

Al Bait al Mumayaz

7.75%

Up to 80%

30 years

BankMuscat

Baituna Classic, Baituna Plus

8%

Omani - 80%; Expatriate - 70%

25 years

HSBC

NA

5.99% - 7.5%

70% - 80%

25 years

National Bank of Oman

Al Manzel

*

7.75%

Up to 80%

Omani - 25 years; Expatriate - 15 years

Oman Arab Bank

Al Dar

7.5% - 8%

Up to 70%

25 years

Oman Housing Bank

Qard al Maskan

** 

3% - 8%

Banks

Name of Loan

Interest Rates

Loan to Value

Govt. subsidised soft loans * Yes, Min. of OMR2,000

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n Oman, banks provide attractive mortgage packages at low interest rates. However, the Central Bank of Oman strictly regulates the requirements for getting credit, and there are quite a few documents one must present to the bank for loan sanctions to come through. Most banks have home loan options for the nationals as well as expatriates. Policies for each bank, however, differ. For comprehensive loan options available with different banks see the table above. The Omani insurance industry is continuing to gather pace as the number and variety of products offered to customers multiplies. While the market is relatively small by international standards, with a population of a little over 2.7mn, the conditions for growth are strong, whetting the appetite of both dedicated insurance companies and other financial institutions looking to gain a foothold. There are various kinds of property insurance on offer in the market today – fire, theft, natural perils, building, building with contents, property-all risk insurance. A common mistake people make when

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insuring their home is to insure for the market value. The correct sum insured should be the rebuild value. The structural items and the contents within the property can both be insured.

Maximum Repayment Term

25 years ** Yes, for Low Income Omanis

When it comes to insurance for your physical property, make sure to get a policy written on an all-risk basis rather than on a named-peril basis.

PERSPECTIVE Property owners are well aware of the geographical risks in Oman, hence they are keen on insuring the risks involved in regard to their property. Coverage can vary from the basic to all-risk insurance for property. The purpose of insurance is to indemnify the loss and bring the insured to the condition he was before the loss. Both the structural items and the contents within the property can be insured. ‘Property All Risk Policy’ is advisable as this ensures maximum protection to the

Dr J Retnakumar, CEO, Gargash & Trade Links Insurance Services financial investment done on the property.


Ahli Bank Ahli United Bank BSC (AUB) is a full-fledged commercial and investment banking group providing wealth management, retail, corporate, treasury, offshore and private banking services. Alliance Housing Bank was renamed Ahli Bank in November 2007 and received approval from the regulatory bodies to convert to a fullfledged commercial bank.

Products/Services: Retail, private and corporate banking, wealth management, treasury services

PO Box 545, PC 116, Mina al Fahal, Sultanate of Oman Building No. 346, Al Romaila Street, Wattayah Phone: +968 24577000, Fax: +968 24568001 email: info@ahlibank-oman.com

Al Ahlia Insurance Co. RSA is among the world’s oldest insurance institutions providing solutions to over 20 million customers globally. RSA Oman has been functioning as a branch office in Oman since 1972 and was instituted in a new joint venture in July 2004. RSA Oman and Al Ahlia Insurance Co. have merged into one single legal entity named Al Ahlia Insurance Co., making it one of the largest general insurers in Oman.

Products/Services: Insurances in personal, travel, property, project, employees, commercial and business categories PO Box 1463, PC 112, Ruwi, Sultanate of Oman Al Ahlia building, next to Sheraton Hotel, MBD Phone: +968 24766800, Fax: +968 24482296 email: jamalalhabsi@alahliaoman.com

BankMuscat BankMuscat is a financial services provider in Oman with a strong presence in corporate, retail, investment, treasury and private banking and asset management with assets worth over USD15bn. The bank has over 125 branches, 384 ATM, 128 CDM and 4,500 PoS terminals.

Products/Services: Consumer, corporate and wholesale banking, Al Wathbah (SME banking), international operations PO Box 134, PC 112, Ruwi, Sultanate of Oman BankMuscat Head Office, Airport Heights, Seeb Phone: +968 24768888, Fax: +968 24785572 email: info@bankmuscat.com

Bank Sohar Bank Sohar provides banking solutions, services and products that make it a ‘one-stop financial super-mall’ catering to the diverse needs of individual and corporate customers. Bank Sohar adopts a lifecycle approach to the household sector, a sector-specific, knowledge-based approach to corporate banking and also invests in some of the world’s most advanced information technology infrastructure.

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Products/Services: Retail and wholesale banking, treasury services, banking institution services, e-channel services PO Box 44, PC 114, Jibroo, Sultanate of Oman Ground Floor, Bank Sohar Building, CBD Phone: +986-24730120, Fax: +968 24730010 email: customerservice@banksohar.net


Gargash & Trade Links Gargash & Trade Links is a joint venture company between Trade Links Group, an insurance broker in Oman with years of dedicated operations, and Gargash Insurance Services Company, the leading national chartered insurance broker in GCC, based in Dubai.

Products/Services: Business or enterprise risk, claims and litigation support, operational risk management, human capital, risk technologies PO Box 2993, PC 112, Ruwi, Sultanate of Oman Way No. 3012, Building No. 792, Hayy al Sarooj (Shatti al Qurum) Phone: +968 24600655, Fax: +968 24600776 email: insurance@gargashtls.com

AL Madina Gulf Insurance Products/Services: Insurance cover under fire and allied perils, advanced loss of profits or delayed start-up, personal accident or group personal accident PO Box 1805, PC 130, Azaiba, Sultanate of Oman Suite No. 402, 3rd Floor, Fahad Plaza, MBD Phone: +968 24771888, Fax: +968 24771899 email: contact@amgioman.com

FINANCE

Al Madina Gulf Insurance (AMGI) provides a wide range of insurance products – both life and non-life – which are competitively priced and customised to the market requirements, taking into account the culture, social ethos and sensibilities of the community.

National Bank of Oman National Bank of Oman (NBO), the first local bank in the Sultanate of Oman, was founded in 1973 and is today one of the largest in the country. The bank serves its customers through 67 branches (including two booths) and 177 ATM. It also has five branches in Egypt and one in the UAE.

Products/Services: Retail, SME, business and investment banking

PO Box 751, PC 112, Ruwi, Sultanate of Oman Second floor, Al Fahad Plaza, CBD Phone: +968 24778000, Fax: +968 24778585 email: ask.nbo.co.om

Oman Arab Bank Oman Arab Bank was established on 1 October 1984, following the acquisition of Arab Bank’s branches in the country. OAB’s principal shareholders are OMINVEST (51%), a local investment company, and Arab Bank (49%). Arab Bank provides technical and managerial assistance.

Products/Services: Corporate, retail and investment banking, safe deposit lockers

PO Box 2010, PC 112, Ruwi, Sultanate of Oman Central Bank Street, MBD Phone: +968 24706265, Fax: +968 24797736 email: oabmkt@omantel.net.om

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Oman Housing Bank Oman Housing Bank was established in 1977 as an Omani stock company with a capital of OMR10mn as a successor to Oman National Housing Development Co. which had been involved in housing finance since 1974. The founders were the government of Sultanate of Oman (51%), the government of the State of Kuwait (39%) and the British Bank for the Middle East (10%).

Products/Services: Purchase and construction of house, property evaluation, expansion and maintenance of house, housing loan settlement PO Box 2555, PC 112, Ruwi , Sultanate of Oman Markaz Muttrah al Tijari St., Opposite Central Bank, CBD Phone: +968 24704444, Fax: +968 24704060 email: ohb@ohb.co.om

oman insurance company Oman Insurance Company (PSC), or OIC, is one of the leading insurance solutions providers in the Middle East, headquartered in Dubai, UAE. OIC has 15 branches including the Head Office-Operational Branch and a strong presence in every Emirate in the UAE, the Sultanate of Oman and Qatar.

Products/Services: Life and health, aviation, motor and marine, fire and accident, engineering, liability, personal lines PO Box 1201, PC 114, Jibroo, Sultanate of Oman Sheraton Road, Near Star Cinema, CBD, Ruwi Phone: +968 24789232, Fax: +968 24789283 email: oicmct@tameen.ae

oman united insurance Oman United Insurance Company is one of the leading national companies in Oman, with a futuristic vision and a deep understanding of the day-to-day insurance needs of the general public, and also the industrial, business and medical sectors.

Products/Services: Personal, small business, corporate, life and medical insurance

PO Box 1522, PC 112, Ruwi, Sultanate of Oman Head Office, Al Khuwair Service road, Al Khuwair Phone: +968 24477300, Fax: +968 24477334 email: info@omanutd.com

Vision Insurance Vision Insurance is an Omani national insurer authorised to offer all lines of non-life and life insurance products. Vision Investment Services Co. and Al Wathbah National Insurance Co. PSC from Abu Dhabi promote Vision Insurance in association with prominent business groups from Oman and the UAE. Vision provides both insurance and investment management to its clients.

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Products/Services: Corporate and personal insurance

PO Box 1882, PC 114, Jibroo, Sultanate of Oman Way No. 204, Building No. 320, Wattayah Phone: +968 24577602, Fax: +968 24577678 email: marketing@insurevic.com


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Furnishing a dream Your home furnishings speak of the kind of person you are. Get inspired by these exquisite designs and your home decor will be unique

Interior highlighting traditional lantern and niche

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nyone who’s ever renovated a home knows that one of the most important (and probably toughest) decisions to make is the type of flooring to put down. Particularly in high-traffic areas, the flooring material you choose has to be durable, attractive, and easy to care for. To help you sort through the

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options, when choosing a new floor covering for any room of the house always consider three factors – style, function, and cost. Another important aspect of interiors is lighting. If you’re building a new home or doing major renovation work, plan and cater for the lighting

at the earliest. You can use a single light for several purposes by angling the beam in different directions. Moving on to furnishings, plain carpets have continued to dominate floors as they balance any interior scheme. It will suit any room or decorating style and gives greater


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flexibility with wallpaper and fabrics. The perfect match to your carpets is the curtains. With the right colours and textures the curtains will take the elegance of any interior to new heights. The right floral design can give the room a wow factor. You can choose long curtains that reach to the ground and this can be combined with a modest pleated curtain or blinds of a different hue. Everyone has a concept of self and people would want this to reflect in their house. Once you decide the kind of home decor you want, everything else falls into place – be it bedroom, bathroom, kitchen or living room furniture. Home furnishings are a great opportunity to turn your house into a home. If you utilise this opportunity properly, you can have

Modified majlis your dream house in no time. Some planning and creativity is all it takes to make your house the reflection of your personality and good taste. Being organised is vital. The market

today is abundant in variety. Be it the formal sitting area or a playful children’s room there are products to suit all budgets.

PERSPECTIVE Traditional Omani homes have kitchens and bathrooms as an annex to the main structure, their location based on the direction of wind flow. The ground floor has separate seating areas for men and women. For privacy, the bedrooms are on another floor. With apartments gaining popularity, new trends have set in; however, separate majlis for men and women continue to maintain their stronghold. Reds and greens have always been a choice for wall paints in this region. As the younger generation move towards pastels for the rooms, the bright colours

of the past retain their presence as paintings or accessories. Furniture was usually heavy and made of carved wood. Space constraints have made people opt for lighter and more functional ones. However, traditional artefacts like the mandoos can still be seen to this day. The chandelier continues to hold a place of pride in the formal areas of a home. Traditional family homes, though embracing the facet of modular kitchens, still prefer industrial or heavy-duty appliances.

Dr Mona K. Ismail, Interior Design Department Head, Scientific College of Design

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IDdesign

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INTERIORS

Design, function and innovation are what Oman’s leading showroom for contemporary high quality furniture all about. They select their products with functionality and flexibility in mind, and ensure that they accommodate aesthetic solutions with value for money always in mind. Their catalogue is divided into four unique style groups and it will help inspire and provide consumers with the best shopping and lifestyle experience in Muscat. Their 2,000sqm showroom is located in Markaz al Bahja Mall. IDdesign was founded in 1969 and is owned by an investment company today. It has shops in Oman, Bahrain, Spain, Denmark, Island, Greenland, Kuwait, Jordan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Cypress and Lebanon. products/ services

IDdesign sells furniture that is Scandinavian and often a great blend between clean, contemporary style and practical design. Their slogan says it all: ‘More ideas, more styles, more trends’. • Furniture • Carpets • Lighting • Accessories

PO Box 3365, PC 111, CPO, Sultanate of Oman First Floor, Markaz al Bahja Mall, Seeb Phone: +968 24545658, Fax: +968 24540086 email: oasis@albahja.com

www.iddesign.dk

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Furnishings

Bahwan Furnishings – ACFT The Bahwan name made its debut in Oman in 1965 with a shop named Suhail & Saud Bahwan, established by the two brothers in the Muttrah souq. Initial trading comprised building materials and fishing nets. ACFT was established during the 70s. It initially specialised in portacabin construction to cope with the rapidly rising demand for offices and accommodation. As the market matured, ACFT extended its product range and services to cover the two broad divisions of outfitting and furniture sales.

PO Box 169, PC 100, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman Al Khuwair House, Next to Al Jadeeda Super Market, AI Khuwair Phone: +968 24793741, Fax: +968 24796158 email: info@suhailbahwangroup.com

products/services

• Conceptual work • Commissioning interiors – ceilings, wall finishing, flooring, furniture, soft furnishings

Bait al Ahl am The Khimji Ramdas Group (KR) is an established business conglomerate in Oman. They have been operating for more than 141 years. They have diversified businesses in four strategic groups – consumer products, lifestyle, infrastructure, and projects and logistics. Khimji’s Bait al Ahlam (The Dream Home) is a part of their infrastructure group which caters to the building and construction industry offering choice, value and convenience, all at one place.

products/services PO Box 19, PC 100, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman Khimji’s Bait al Ahlam, MBD, Ruwi Phone: +968 24852600, Fax: +968 24852626 email: khimjis@omantel.net.om

• Office, library and lab furniture • Interior works, security systems and shop fittings • Storage solutions and modular partitions • Auditorium settings Some pictures are for illustrative purposes only

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Fahmy Furniture Fahmy Furniture is a one-stop furniture showroom for home and office furniture in Oman. They offer a variety of living, bedroom, garden and office furniture.

products/services PO Box 897, PC 112, Ruwi, Sultanate of Oman Way No. 3337, Building No. 191, Al Khuwair Phone: +968 24489812, Fax: +968 24482231 email: info@fahmyfurniture.com

• Bed, living, dining and children’s room furniture • Bedding and mattress, Raha collection • Office furniture

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Furniture Vill age Furniture Village was launched in Oman in 2003 with a flagship store located in Muscat. They are part of a leading furniture group that was established back in 1978. Home furnishing design for a brand new home or options for redoing a room or two are available in Furniture Village.

PO Box 143, PC 112, Ruwi, Sultanate of Oman Al Khuwair Service road, Near McDonalds, Al Khuwair Phone: +968 24481701, Fax: +968 24481242 email: sales@furniturevillage.net

products/services

• Sofas, plush overstuffed chairs and relaxing chaises • Unique dining rooms and classic bedrooms • Accessories and lamps • Traditional European designs, Asian, retro, and urban loft furnishings

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Furnishings

Gautier (SHARIKAH FANNIYAH OMANIYAH) French manufacturer based in Vendée, Gautier offers contemporary furniture that combines creativity, quality and functionality. Throughout the world, it symbolises the typical values of French furniture: style and taste. They are equipped with the latest technological advances in infrastructures and industrial tools, outstanding logistics and responsive and enthusiastic employees. Gautier offers extremely reliable organisation and services. They have 50 stores worldwide.

products/services PO Box 1949, PC 112, Ruwi, Sultanate of Oman Opposite ROP building, Ruwi Phone: +968 24704317, Fax: +968 24700934 email: info@sfo-om.com

• Children’s and adult bedroom furniture • Lounges • Dining and dressing rooms • Storage units

Home Centre Home Centre comes under the Landmark Group which was founded in 1973. They have 50 stores across the GCC and the Indian subcontinent. Home Centre offers the finest collection of home ware to fit one’s requirement and home space. The products include home accessories, kitchen wares, bathroom wares and garden furniture. Home Centre provides solution to all the furnishing needs, be it a studio apartment or a villa.

products/services PO Box 754, PC 133, Al Khuwair, Sultanate of Oman Near Madinat Qaboos signal, Al Khuwair Phone: +968 24601569, Fax: +968 24816552 email: hcm.customercare@cplmg.com

• Furniture for the living room and children’s room • Classic and modern collection for the dining and bedroom • Garden and home office furniture

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Index furniture The showroom opened in Al Khuwair in 2007. Index Furniture centre is a division of Juman Sons Trading Co. The furniture is well suited for modern living. The group also has a showroom for office furniture.

products/services

• Home furniture

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PO Box 3484, PC 112, Ruwi, Sultanate of Oman Behind Aramex building, Al Khuwair Service Road, Al Khuwair Phone: +968 24486017, Fax: +968 24486018 email: denzil@abuhani.com

Marina gulf trading Marina chain of retail showrooms provides customers a one-stop shop for a vast array of rustic and exotic furniture, interior decoration and home furnishings. Established in 1997, family-owned Marina Home Interior and Furnishings’ uniqueness is attributed to its specialisation in creating exquisite and radical pieces of furniture. For the more adventurous, Marina can tailor furniture to individual customers’ requirements. Marina’s turnkey designs use blending and fusion to break away from the conventional to provide warmth to homes across the Gulf.

PO Box 228, PC Al Araimi Complex, Sultanate of Oman Al Araimi Complex, Qurum Phone: +968 24562221, Fax: +968 2456 1118 email: marinaom@omantel.net.om

products/services

• Tables, book racks, beds, cabinets, sofas and benches • Chest boxes, mirrors, chairs, old doors and swings • Antique wood furniture, exotic pure leather sofas • Unique accessories

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Furnishings

Saden Saden was established in 1982 and began operations in furniture, retail and wholesale. They have diversified in various divisions to establish a group of companies comprising of Saden Contracting & Trading Co., Alasfoor Group, Al Jawahir and Waddah Enterprises. Saden’s furniture division has refurbished the Muscat Intercontinental Hotel. Saden is also a regular supplier to the ministries of Oman.

PO Box 404, PC 133, Al Khuwair, Sultanate of Oman Ground floor, Assarain Building, Near Madinat Qaboos traffic signal Phone: +968 24694900, Fax: +968 24696083 email: sadenllc@omantel.net.om

products/services

• Furnishing of hotels, apartments, villas and offices • Furniture for schools, theatres and churches

Samahram Deco Design Furnishing Samahram Deco Design Furnishing (SDF) is a newly established interior design and furniture manufacturing firm in Oman. It is a furniture manufacturing and fitting company with manpower and equipment of the European and American standards. SDF strives to give a new perspective to interior spaces and furnishings and elegant landscape gardening.

products/services PO Box 1858, PC 130, Azaiba, Sultanate of Oman 18 November Street, Building No. 336, North Azaiba Phone: +968 24494252, Fax: +968 24593598 email: samahramdf@gmail.com

• Interior design, furniture (carpentry and upholstery) • Flooring and ceilings • Outdoor design (private gardens, patios, sheds and children’s playground) Some pictures are for illustrative purposes only

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Decorative Glass

Bahjat AlAtl al Trading Bahjat Alatlal Trading was established in 2001. They undertake interior decoration projects like stained glass domes, windows and skylight panels. Their completed projects include independent villas, skylight dome at Muttrah Gate and KM Trading (Ruwi), stained glass windows at Muscat International Airport VIP lounge and entrance dome at Royal Hospital Oncology Centre.

products/services PO Box 833, PC 113, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman Way No. 6512, Building No.1178, Wadi Kabir Phone: +968 24818138, Fax: +968 24818138 email: bahjat.stainglass@gmail.com

Decorative Glass Manufacturing

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• Stained glass domes, windows, arches and doors • Islamic and graphic arts • Skylight panels and double glazing • Technical mirrors

Decorative Glass Manufacturing (Omzest) commenced its activities at Rusayl Industrial Estate in 1987 with a meagre work force of only five employees. Steady progress was made over the years in terms of development, while its reputation in quality craftsmanship in the field of stained glass also spread far and wide. They also undertake special projects of designing and fabricating murals. They have ventured into interior design and decoration.

PO Box 31, PC 124, Al Rusayl, Sultanate of Oman Road No.11, Factory No. 1118, Rusayl Industrial Estate Phone: +968 24446065, Fax: +968 24446219 email: dgm@omzest.com

products/services

• Leaded and resin stained glass • Etching and bevelling on glass and mirrors • Interior designing and decoration • Marble engraving and murals

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Built-in Systems & ACs

Al Seeb Technical Establishment Al Seeb Technical Establishment (SARCO) setup in 1975 is the distributor of Samsung Electronics in Oman, a leading manufacturer in the split and window air conditioner segment. They provide customers a one-stop source for their requirements in electronics, home appliances, air conditioning, mobile phones, IT, watches and office automation. SARCO considers people as its most valuable asset and has nearly 150 trained personnel manning its diverse business interests. Equipped with the latest computerised technology, SARCO is well geared to provide their customers quality services and products at competitive prices. Their showrooms in the major cities of Oman are fully equipped with services and an installation team. SARCO is engaged in marketing, distribution and retailing of consumer goods and services. Products/SERVICES

• Ducted split air conditioners • Digital Variable Multi (DVM) system • DVM plus III • Building Management System (BMS) branches in oman

• GMT showroom, Ruwi • Digital showroom, Qurum • Showroom at Salalah • Showroom at Sohar

PO Box 996, PC 112, Ruwi, Sultanate of Oman Al Seeb Technical Establishment (SARCO), Greater Muttrah, Behind Pontiac Showroom Phone: +968 24709171/73/74, Fax: +968 24795583 email: sarcogen@omantel.net.om

www.sarcooman.com

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Bait al Ahl am The Khimji Ramdas Group (KR) is an established business conglomerate in the Sultanate of Oman. KR has diversified businesses in four strategic groups – consumer products, lifestyle, infrastructure and projects and logistics. The air conditioning and home appliances division of Khimji Ramdas sells Siemens in Oman.

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• General air conditioners • Siemens air conditioners • Built-in systems

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PO Box 19, PC 100, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman Khimji’s Bait al Ahlam, MBD, Ruwi Phone: +968 24852700/24852607/24852792 Fax: +968 24852755 email: khimjis@omantel.net.om

Mohsin Haider Darwish The origin of Mohsin Haider Darwish dates back to over half a century. The family proprietary business was converted to its present form of a corporate entity in 1987. MHD has interests in trading, contracting, projects and manufacturing. MHD electrical and electronics division sells Nihon air coolers.

products/services PO Box 880, PC 112, Ruwi, Sultanate of Oman Way No. 3116, Building No. 251, Ruwi Phone: +968 24732500, Fax: +968 24793256 email: info@mhd.co.om

• Air coolers • Ventilators

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Muscat Electronics Muscat Electronics is the Daikin air conditioners dealer in Oman. Muscat Electronics (ME) has earned the trust of people of the Sultanate of Oman in the fields of entertainment, electronics, air-conditioning, office automation, home appliances and their associated services. ME is the home for several leading multinational brands – Daikin, Ricoh, Sony, Sansui, Chigo, Disney, Cresteron, Sachtler, Draper, Gigawave, Cayin and Active Mania.

PO Box 1009, PC 114, Jibroo, Sultanate of Oman Gulf House, Opposite Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry, CBD Phone: +968 24796240, Fax: +968 24700774 email: daikin@muscatelectronics.com

products/services

• Split systems • Air purifiers • Ventilation systems

Oman Marketing and Services Co. Oman Marketing and Services Co. is the dealer of Panasonic air conditioners in Oman. Oman Marketing and Services Company (Omasco) is a leading trading, property and financial services business in Oman with key activities in automotive, marine, electronics, projects and engineering, industrial products and other services. Established in 1974, the company represents leading worldrenowned brands and strives to be one of the most respected companies in Oman.

products/services PO Box 2734, PC 112, Ruwi, Sultanate of Oman Omasco Building, Al Nahda Street, Wattayah Phone: +968 24562677, Fax: +968 24560372 email: headoffice@omasco.com.om

• Floor standing AC • Split AC • Air purifying system

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Lighting

Al Hassan Lighting and Fans Industries Al Hassan Lighting and Fans Industries manufactures light fittings for domestic, commercial and industrial applications and also offers complete lighting solutions for both indoor and outdoor lighting. The electronic components for Al Hassan Lighting products are sourced from world-renowned suppliers in Germany.

Products/Services: Light fittings for domestic, commercial and industrial applications, indoor and outdoor lighting PO Box 130, PC 115, Madinat Qaboos, Sultanate of Oman Al Hassan showroom, Honda Road, Ruwi Phone: +968 24591283, Fax: +968 24596899 email: manufactirung@al-hassan.com

Lotus Muscat Lotus Muscat was established in 2001. The company has interests in imports, trading and distribution of electrical accessories. They are also suppliers of water heaters, water pumps, electric portable tools, cables, industrial lightings, domestic wiring accessories and allied electrical in the Oman market.

Products/Services: Switches and accessories, light fittings and fancy lights, bulbs, tubes and special lamps, industrial lighting

Muscat Lightings Muscat Lightings is one of the leading companies based in Muscat dealing in crystal chandeliers, pendant lights, ceiling lights, down lights, spotlights, buried lights, fibre optic and high-quality energy-saving lamps.

Products/Services: Pendant lights, ceiling lights, energysaver lamps

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PO Box 713, PC 112, Ruwi, Sultanate of Oman Honda Road, Ruwi Phone: +968 24835042, Fax: +968 24830412 email: info@lotusmuscat.com

PO Box 600, PC 131, Al Hamriya, Sultanate of Oman ROP Building, Honda Road Phone: +968 24832220, Fax: +968 24833696 email: mctshl@muscat-lightings.com

Al Saleh Enterprises Al Saleh Enterprises established in 1974 is one of the leading retailers and traders of lighting fixtures and accessories in Oman. With a wide range of select lighting made from crystals to extravagant gold, Al Saleh has catered to the requirements of several houses, villas, apartments, hotels, restaurants, commercial complexes, mosques, shopping malls and gardens, in the sultanate and in other Gulf countries.

Products/Services: Office lightings, industrial and commercial lightings, decorative lightings and study lamps, outdoor and indoor lights PO Box 1736, PC 112, Ruwi, Sultanate of Oman Way No. 2728, Building No. 1737, CBD Phone: +968 24707312, Fax: +968 24781571 email: alsaleh@al-saleh.com

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Paints

asian paints (al hassan group) Asian Paints established a factory in Oman in 1999. It started with wood coatings and has moved on to develop customised products and solutions. The joint venture with the reputed Al Hassan Group of Companies has enabled it to build a good retail network across the sultanate. The company has recently started selling the Berger range of products in Oman through the retail network.

Products/Services: Xpressions Glaze finishes, Xpressions Italian Stucco, Vintage, Luxatile PO Box 462, PC 133, Al Khuwair, Sultanate of Oman Way No. 5222, Asian Paints (Middle East), Ghala Industrial Estate Phone: +968 24596709, Fax: +968 24501531 email: customerservice.oman@asianpaints.com

Jotun paints company The Jotun Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of paints. The group has 70 companies and 38 production facilities on all continents. Including the total network of legal companies, agents, branch offices and distributors, Jotun is represented in more than 80 countries. Jotun’s operations cover development, production, residential, shipping and industrial markets.

Products/Services: Marine coatings, protective coatings, decorative paints, powder coatings

PO Box 672, PC 111, CPO, Sultanate of Oman Way No. 10, Building No. 1000, Rusayl Industrial Estate Phone: +968 24446100, Fax: +968 24446105 email: jotun@omantel.net.om

Khimji Permoglaze (Oman) Khimji Permoglaze’s (Oman) ‘Permoglaze’ is an accredited licensee of the world’s largest paint manufacturer, Akzo Nobel, in Oman. Permoglaze was the first paint brand imported into the sultanate by the KR Group. Manufacture of paints at the plant in the Rusayl Industrial Area commenced in 1985.

Products/Services: Permoglaze Colour Vision, painting solutions, expert décor and shade selection, painting job execution PO Box 3755, PC 112, Ruwi, Sultanate of Oman Bait al Ahlam, MBD, Ruwi Phone: +968 24852639, Fax: +968 24852696 email: manaf@khimjipermoglaze.com

Sadolin Paints Oman (OMZEST) Sadolin Paints Oman (SPOL) was started in 1977 in the Sultanate of Oman. SPOL has a modern manufacturing plant at Rusayl Industrial Estate with branches in Muscat, Sohar, Nizwa, Bahrain, Qatar and Dubai. Sadolin manufactures its entire range of decorative paints and furniture lacquers under a technical license agreement with Akzo Nobel.

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Products/Services: Decorative products, furniture lacquers, adhesives (water and solvent based), varieties of enamels PO Box 531, PC 112, Ruwi, Sultanate of Oman Way No. 18, Sadolin Paints, Rusayl Industrial Estate Phone: +968 24446218, Fax: +968 24446962 email: sado@omzest.com


Carpets & Curtains

Arab WeaverS The showroom of Arab Weavers has been in Muscat for the past 18 years. They source carpets from Jordan, Turkey, Iran and China. The showroom has a mix of intricate hand woven carpets to functional machinemade ones.

Products/Services: Carpets and rugs

PO Box 3969, PC 112, Ruwi, Sultanate of Oman Near Madinat Qaboos signal Opposite Assarain complex, Al Khuwair Phone: +968 24605212, Fax: +968 24605232 email: arabweaversoman@hotmail.com

Al Araimi Complex Products/Services: Carpets from Iran, Afghanistan, Kashmir, Turkey and even China, antique pieces over 100 years old, range of home furnishings PO Box 234, PC 114, Jibroo, Sultanate of Oman Al Araimi Complex, Qurum Phone: +968 24566557, Fax: +968 24567492 email: info@alaraimicomplex.com

Kazerooni & PARTNERS Kazerooni & Partners was established in 1996 in Muscat. They import hand-made Persian and Indian carpets to Oman.

Products/Services: Carpets and rugs

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Al Araimi Complex is a popular shopping mall in Qurum that was once a magnet for shoppers in its heyday. It continues to be a major draw for leisure-seekers attracted by the selection of international consumer, lifestyle and luxury brands that have opened exclusive or multi-brand showrooms at the complex. Al Araimi’s brand of carpets, antiques and handicrafts, Al Raid, was launched in 1974.

PO Box 234, PC 114, Jibroo, Sultanate of Oman Commercial Area, Al Araimi Complex Phone: +968 24563779, Fax: +968 24563867 email: ahmedkhalil54@hotmail.com

Sedar Sedar has been a leading brand in the production of blinds, curtains, folding doors, awnings and false ceilings and was established in 1975. It produces all types of window coverings that range from Venetian, vertical, wooden and Roman blinds, to fabric curtains and folding doors. Sedar products are available in aluminium, wood, bamboo, sunscreen and fabrics.

Products/Services: Austrian curtains, DenHaag theatre curtains, Roman shades, Antarctica vertical blinds and wooden roller blinds, Antarctica and Fujikawa poles PO Box 64, PC 112, Ruwi, Sultanate of Oman Muttrah Attijari, Next to Sheraton, CBD Phone: +968 24790099, Fax: +968 24790098 email: sedar@eim.ae

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Fittings & Sanitary ware

Ahmed Mohsin Trading Ahmed Mohsin Trading is the dealer of Grohe in Oman. From less than a dozen employees since its inception Ahmed Mohsin Trading has a workforce of 90 plus employees today. They have both traditional and modern bath architecture.

Products/Services: Bathroom faucets, single shower and shower systems, kitchen faucets

PO Box 92, PC 112, Ruwi, Sultanate of Oman Way No. 6505, Building No. 556, Wadi Kabir Phone: +968 24813822, Fax: +968 24816377 email: amtllc@omantel.net.com

Al Ansari Trading Enterprises Al Ansari Trading Enterprises is the dealer of Kohler bathroom fittings in Oman. Al Ansari was established in 1975 as a trading company. The group also has its subsidiaries in UAE, which is accredited with ISO 9001 certification and is involved in landscaping and electromechanical works.

Products/Services: Bathroom faucets, sinks and flip-side hand showers, kitchen faucets and kitchen sinks

PO Box 1832, PC 112, Ruwi, Sultanate of Oman Opposite Mazda Services, Wadi Kabir Phone: +968 24810033, Fax: +968 24812522 email: contactus@alansarioman.com

Bagno Design Bagno Design is the premier retailer of luxury bathrooms and tiles across the Middle East, Central and South Asia. There are currently 15 Bagno Design showrooms located across the Middle East, Central and South Asia. Bagno Design is the retail division of the Sanipex Group, which was established in Dubai in 1994.

Products/Services: Bathing, shower components and shower enclosures, shower trays and accessories, bathroom furniture and mirrors PO Box 19, PC 100, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman Way No. 3830, Bagno Showroom, Al Ghubra Phone: +968 24499050, Fax: +968 24499953 email: iqbal@khimjiramdas.com

Best Gulf Trading Best Gulf Trading Co. is the dealer of Duravit, a leading supplier of ceramic sanitary ware, bathroom furniture, accessories, bathtub furniture and wellness ideas.

Products/Services: Wash basins, toilets and urinals, showers and bathtubs, kitchen sinks, bath furniture and accessories PO Box 330, PC 112, Ruwi, Sultanate of Oman Honda Road, Opposite National Bank of Oman Phone: +968 24815971, Fax: +968 24816782 email: mbs@mbs-oman.com

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Shipping

Al Fayha Shipping Agencies The shipping division of Al Fayha Group was primarily established as Al Fayha Shipping & Transport Co. in 1973 to assist the Al Fayha Group of 28 trading, manufacturing and services companies and to handle its cargo. Al Fayha Shipping Agencies is among the oldest shipping companies and a front runner in the region. Their leading position in the market has been built on a firm foundation of professionalism, dependability and total customer satisfaction. Over 37 years of service commitments and dedicated experience, they are able to offer nothing less than the very best in the shipping industry. Al Fayha Shipping consistently supplies the best service available in the industry through an extensive network of affiliates around the world. agencies

Al Fayha Shipping represents CMA CGM, the world’s third largest container shipping company, for the past 26 years. The group offers a complete range of activities including shipping, handling facilities in port as well as logistics on land. Its main objective is to offer customers all over the world a proactive, innovative service which reconciles quality and high performance with protection of the environment. References

• Award for achieving significant growth at Port Sultan Qaboos in 2001 • Award for outstanding efforts in promoting business at Port Sultan Qaboos in 2003 • Award for achieving significant growth at Port Sultan Qaboos in 2007 • Award for outstanding efforts in promoting business at Port Sultan Qaboos in 2008 • Award for outstanding efforts in promoting business at Port Sultan Qaboos in 2009 • Shield of Excellence from the Port of Salalah branches in oman

• Al Fayha Shipping Agencies – Sohar and Salalah branches PO Box 395, PC 114, Jibroo, Sultanate of Oman Way No. 1135, Building No. 84, Bait al Falaj Block No. 135, Plot No.69, Flat No. 403 Phone: +968 24814826, Fax: +968 24814704 email: alfayha@omantel.net.om

www.alfayhashipping.com

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LANDSCAPING


more than a green cover Landscaping trends are moving towards creating a more relaxed environment

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hen it comes to residential landscaping people have choices, deciding what they want out of their landscape. A well-designed, friendly environmental landscape can give one a great sense of peace and belonging. Normal grass landscaping with a few shrubs and plants is quite popular. But it is high maintenance. More traditional landscapes also require lots of

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water and are high maintenance. Home owners, however, are now looking for ‘green’ products, both in a natural-looking landscape and environmentally friendly one. Many are now replacing backyard landscape with fruit trees, vegetable gardens and drought tolerant plants that can be easily cared for with a drip water system. You can add your own

herb and greens garden and supply food for the family year round. But if edible landscaping is not your thing, you can consider desert or native landscaping. They are environment friendly and include low maintenance plants, with designs including native wildflowers and ferns that add colour to your backyard. Stonescaping is also a strong trend now.


LANDSCAPING There are other equally popular eco-friendly landscaping trends, such as fighting weeds organically. If you have designed an efficient, natural landscape you won’t suffer from as many pests as compared to conventionally-designed outdoor spaces. Adding compost (a mix of decomposed organic matter) adds beneficial nutrients, minerals and organisms, increases water retention, improves soil structure and prevents soil erosion. Compost is easy to manufacture at home and there’s little reason to buy chemical fertilisers. More people are now keeping water conservation in mind when deciding on what to plant in their yards. They are favouring drought-tolerant plants

such as cacti. And say ‘no’ to invasive (exotic) plants as they exhibit a tendency to escape into the wild and wreak havoc with native eco-systems. You don’t need to totally exclude exotic plants from your yard and garden, but incorporating natives in your design can make a big difference. Also, while gas-powered mowers are a great time-saving device, there are alternatives that are cleaner, nonpolluting and more energy efficient. Modern reel mowers are a great way to mow the lawn and get exercise at the same time. They are also easier to use. If you have a large lawn, however, a reel mower may not be the best solution. In this case, consider a nonpolluting electric mower.

Light adds a lot to the feel and look of a landscape. But now that you have decided to go green, why don’t you try a few solar powered landscaping lights, which can help reduce your overall energy use. In Oman one of the most elegantly arranged landscapes is the one on the highways and roundabouts. Public art is a major attraction and every roundabout in Oman depicts some aspect of the Omani culture – bukhoor stands and fountains, combined with an elegant arrangement of colourful flowers add charm to the roadways. So green up your green space and the planet will thank you.

PERSPECTIVE Landscaping is more than gardening. It is the design of public spaces to achieve environmental, socio-behavioural, and aesthetic outcomes. Over the last 30 years the Oman government has shown a lot of interest in this field. This has given the cities the much needed green cover. Date palms with their inherent beauty continue to dominate public pathways and parks in Oman. Exotic and seasonal shrubs add variety and colour. As a plant gets old it changes its structure and characteristics. It is necessary to change plants every three years. This brings a much needed freshness to the garden and allows the soil bed to

be treated and replenished. A garden should always have a good mix of trees, flowering shrubs, culinary herbs, green patches of grass to sit on and scented flowers. Easy maintenance is the key to good landscaping. Local plants have hassle-free maintenance and are always advisable. Indoor landscaping is popular with big showrooms in Oman. Public landscape projects in Oman are moving ahead from providing a green cover to utility parks with benefits like a walkway, an open and wellmaintained gym and children play area with musical fountains and rock gardens.

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Eight Services Eight Services is an Omani company which was set up to meet the demand for high-quality agriculture, landscape and irrigation works within the sultanate. They have a dedicated multi-disciplined team able to provide ‘complete’ maintenance service for landscape, irrigation and general cleaning. Their turnkey service includes taking a project from concept to completion.

Products/Services: Soft landscaping, hardscape, irrigation, water features, turf, farm, water and nursery management, equipment and material supply PO Box 517, PC 100, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman Way No. 2323, Building No. 2276, Madinat al Sultan Qaboos Phone: +968 24698555, Fax: +968 24697372 email: eight@omantel.net.om

General Development Services General Development Services (GDS) has been specialising in corporate garden landscaping, irrigation and maintenance for the last 26 years. Their work encompasses plenty of corporate, municipal and government landscaping projects. GDS clubs the best concepts in technology and design, offering eco-friendly landscaping solutions.

Products/Services: Landscaping (hard and soft), sports pitch construction, design consultancy services, green house, musical fountains and water features PO Box 1475, PC 111, CPO, Sultanate of Oman Way No. 6001, Building No. 2909, Ghala Industrial Estate Phone: +968 24592816, Fax: +968 24590866 email: gdsoman@gdsoman.com

Hasan Juma Backer (HJB) Hasan Juma Backer Trading & Contracting Co. is one of the leading civil electro-mechanical construction and project management companies in Oman with an international presence. In 2010, Hasan Juma Backer completed the infrastructure development of Sohar Industrial Estate which involved road works, electromechanical services, irrigation, fire-fighting, water supply and landscaping.

Products/Services: Aluminium workshop (to support projects related to carpentry, joinery and aluminium fabrication), landscaping PO Box 612, PC 112, Ruwi, Sultanate of Oman Way No. 6529, Building No. 2599, Wadi Kabir Phone: +968 24811571, Fax: +968 24813820 email: hasnjuma@omantel.net.om

Kalhat Services & Trading Established in 1977, Kalhat is Oman’s premier cleaning and pest control company, with a comprehensive range of services. With a head office in Muscat, branches in Salalah and Sohar, and an efficient nationwide network, their presence is felt all across Oman.

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Products/Services: Contract cleaning, pest control, termite treatment, swimming pool maintenance

PO Box 1475, PC 112, Ruwi, Sultanate of Oman Way No. 2316, Building No. 65, Al Khuwair Phone: +968 24604811, Fax: +968 24604837 email: kalhat@assarain.com


Landscape Designs Landscape Designs is one of the leading consultancy companies in the sultanate, providing services in master planning, urban design and landscape architecture. The company is based in Oman and operates throughout the Gulf via the affiliate offices. The company employs professional staff to provide high quality designs to the satisfaction of its clients.

Products/Services: Urban design and master planning, parks and leisure facilities, roads and highways, hotels, resorts, clubs and golf courses PO Box 92, PC 130, Azaiba, Sultanate of Oman Way No. 2323, Building No. 2276, Madinat al Sultan Qaboos Phone: +968 24695414, Fax: +968 24697223 email: landesin@omantel.net.om

Proscape al Ansari Proscape, established on 14 August 2000, is one of Dubai‘s premier landscaping companies, with a range of prestigious commercial and leisure projects to its credit. Their clients could benefit from the company‘s fullservice approach including supply of materials, thereby rendering greater control on all aspects of landscape construction. Proscape undertakes projects for a range of clients.

Products/Services: Hard and soft landscaping, water features and swimming pools, landscape lighting, garden furniture, indoor planting PO Box 32, PC 102, Qurum, Sultanate of Oman 18 November Street, Building No. 485, North Azaiba Phone: +968 24499624, Fax: +968 24499625 email: info@proscape-alansari.com

Qurum Business Group Products/Services: Landscaping and plantscaping

PO Box 614, PC 116, Mina al Fahal, Sultanate of Oman Way No. 2135, Building No. 1915, Fahood Street, Qurum Phone: +968 24604230, Fax: +968 24694231 email: ar@qbgoman.com

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Qurum Business Group (QBG) was established in the 90s and is one of the leading group of companies in the Sultanate of Oman. The company is the vision of HE Sheikh Ahmed bin Sultan Saif al Hosni, a well known entrepreneur. They have professionals under various sections like investment management, oil and gas (upstream) and financial brokerage.

Al Raid Group of Companies Sheikh Abdullah al Araimi founded Al Raid Business Corporation in 1974. Today, it is a well-diversified group. With second generation entrepreneurs at the helm, Al Raid Group is now on the threshold of a new phase in its growth. The Group is preparing to pursue the development of a number of large-scale and prestigious real estate and commercial projects.

Products/Services: Real estate, oil and gas, landscaping and irrigation, special sports projects, jewellery and watches PO Box 234, PC 114, Muttrah, Sultanate of Oman Al Bustan Bakery building, Qurum Commercial Complex Phone: +968 24566557, Fax: +968 24567492 email: abchap@omantel.net.om

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MATERIALS


closer to nature Sustainable building materials are an eco-friendly alternative for homes and tower blocks across the world today

Artist‘s impression of the new Salalah airport – A LEED-certified project

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here is an urgent need to address the great challenges of our times: climate change, resource depletion, pollution and peak oil. These issues are accelerating rapidly and have strong links with the building industry. Eco-friendly construction not only helps create a better outdoor environment, it helps build a healthier indoor one. Conventional building materials and methods have been linked to a wide range of health problems. Chemical pollutants from paints, solvents, plastics and composite timbers, along with biological pollutants such as dust mites and moulds are known to cause asthma, headaches, depression, eczema, palpitations and chronic fatigue syndrome. Green buildings eliminate these problems through good-

ventilation design, breathable walls, and the use of natural, non-toxic products and materials. Building materials are considered ecofriendly if they are energy efficient and require little maintenance, even after several years. Eco-Friendly Green Building Supplies • Recycled Materials: When postconsumer products are used as raw materials, at least partially, building supplies take up less new materials from the environment, eliminating waste by utilising it. • Rapidly Renewable Materials: Materials that have a short harvest rotation are definitely eco-friendly. They are quickly and naturally

replenished. They are biodegradable, which is an added benefit for the distant future, as the destruction of the home will not have as much of a negative impact on the environment. Cork and natural paints are examples of rapidly renewable materials. • Certified Wood: Wood which has been approved by a third party and is guaranteed to come from a wellmanaged forest ensures minimal impact on the environment. Indirectly Eco-Friendly Green Building Supplies • Low-Maintenance Materials: Ecofriendly building supplies such as fibreglass windows and slate shingles will last for years, minimising the overall amount of materials needed for the lifetime of the home.

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Solar roof tiles • Minimally Processed Supplies: Products that are in or close to their natural state have a smaller impact on the environment as they never have to be manufactured. Natural stone is one such example. • Supplies with Low Toxicity: There are many occasions when there is the opportunity to make a home more

Concrete hollow bricks used in the Middle East

eco-friendly by choosing a substitute product that has minimal toxic potential, such as using fluorescent lights, as they have less mercury than conventional lights. • Quality Building Components: The extra cost and effort of high-quality building materials, such as highperformance windows or structural

insulated panels will go a long way in energy efficiency. • Renewable Energy Systems: Any product that reduces the use of fossil fuels, such as solar water heaters or photovoltaic systems, is extremely eco-friendly.

PERSPECTIVE Building material is any product used for construction. Many naturally occurring substances such as clay, sand, wood and rocks have been used to construct buildings. The manufacture of building materials is an established industry in many countries and the use of these materials is segmented into specialty trades such as carpentry, plumbing, roofing and insulation work. The climatic conditions in Oman make the use of hollow bricks a necessity, as the intervening air gap prevents ingress of external heat. Eco-friendly building materials

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do not react with environment or leave any harmful after-effects. Customer awareness is, however, required to make its use more widespread. While big projects in Oman are conscious of this aspect, the smaller projects are yet to look into this matter. Any material that is sustainable with less maintenance cost is recommended. Oman has manufacturing units for all basic materials which match the international standards. Materials are also imported based on specific requirements.

Amitava Sengupta, Deputy Senior Manager (Civil), Saud Bahwan Group


Abou Nabil (ANETCO) Abou Nabil (Anetco) is an ISO 9001:2000-certified construction company, providing raw materials, products and specialised contracting requirements. Anetco also has multiple trading and contracting divisions. It represents leading international names for plywood boards, white cement, paints, waterproofing, all kinds of glass and mirrors, toughened and double-glazed glass, aluminium profiles and accessories, HPL and polycarbonate sheets, stretch films, tapes and wood treatment process. Sohar Port Infrastructure by Abou Nabil

products/services PO Box 174, PC 114, Jibroo, Sultanate of Oman Near Oman Steel, Ghala industrial estate Phone: +968 24593249, Fax: +968 24595278 email: anetcoomantel.net.om

• Glass – auto, float, plate, window, double glazed • Toughened packaging materials and waterproofing materials • Contractors and services, wood paints and preservatives

Al Amana Building Materials Company Al Amana Building Materials Company launched Al Amana Home – The House of Villeroy and Boch – in 2008. This is the first lifestyle showroom in the country and has an amazing quality and design of bathrooms and tiles. The showroom focuses on innovation, customer needs, and international orientation. They are known in the market for high quality and world renowned range of European products suiting the specific needs of every type of requirements, be it hotel, residences or communities.

PO Box 1429, PC 112, Ruwi, Sultanate of Oman Al Amana showroom, Ghubra, off main highway, opposite Pepsi Phone: +968 24815080, Fax: +968 24817554 email: alamana@alamana-oman.com

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• Sanitary faucets, shower enclosures and bathtubs • Glass and gold mosaic tiles • Porcelain and ceramic tiles • Designer and contemporary design tiles Some pictures are for illustrative purposes only

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Al Ansari Trading Enterprise Al Ansari was established in 1975 as a trading company. Over the years, with timely diversification and various services that fall under the umbrella of construction-related activities, Al Ansari has evolved into a dynamic and leading group in the Sultanate of Oman. The group also has its subsidiaries in the UAE.

PO Box 1832, PC 112, Ruwi, Sultanate of Oman Al Ansari Complex, Building 844/150, Bait al Falaj Street, Wadi Kabir Phone: +968 24810033, Fax: +968 24812522 email: contactus@omantel.net.om

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• Artificial grass and fountains (garden and display) • Bathroom accessories, carpet tiles and ceilings • Kitchen equipments • Swimming pool equipment and waterproofing materials

Bahwan Building Materials

Bahwan Building Materials showroom PO Box 169, PC 100, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman Bahwan Building Materials showroom, Near Wadi Kabir roundabout, Wadi Kabir Phone: +968 24810983, Fax: +968 24815755 email: bahwanbm@omantel.net.om

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Bahwan Building Materials operates a system of comprehensive in-depth stocking, meeting requirements immediately and delivery within 24 hours from the multi nodal warehouses and stockyard facilities. Its showrooms across the country display a range of tiles, bathroom suites, lighting and security products. The Value Store attached to the main showroom at Wadi Kabir offers a wide range of products under one roof at economical prices.

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• Public address systems • Paints, fans and sanitary fittings • Insulation products, pipes and cables

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Al Danube Building Materials & Trading Co. Danube has grown from a small trading firm in 1993 to one of the largest building materials company in the region. A name to reckon with in the Middle East, their projects start from the Emaar projects like Emirates Hills, the Burj al Arab, the Shangri La and the Grand Hyatt hotels, a private palace in Muscat or a dream home of a young national couple. The wide range of over 15,000 products stocked by Danube provide value for money and quality solution at all times.

products/services PO Box 278, PC 100, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman Danube building materials showroom, Wadi Kabir Phone: +968 24810203, Fax: +968 24817920 email: rakstores@danubebuildmart.com

• MDF, plywood and boards • Exotic timber, aluminium and glass • Kitchen and sanitary ware • Adhesives and paints

International Marble Co. International Marble Company (IMC) was established with the objective of producing the best quality marble. The quarry is situated at Ibri, Sultanate of Oman, and operates round-the-clock, employing the latest techniques in quarrying. The quality of marble is world class in terms of colour, consistency, water absorption and strength and is exported to all international markets.

products/services PO Box 1079, PC 112, Ruwi, Sultanate of Oman Opposite Muscat Municipality, Darsait Phone: +968 24797122, Fax: +968 24797133 email: imcoman@omantel.net.om

• Marble and granite • Suppliers and fixers

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Al Khalili United Enterprises Al Khalili United Enterprises has been established in Oman for the past 35 years and is the flagship company of the Al Khalili Group. The company is primarily engaged in the import and sale of building materials, hardware paints and other related items. It is also involved in the import and sale of electrical and information technology products. They have diversified into construction, electrical, hardware and technology trading and specialised services among others. Welded BRC mesh

PO Box 1869, PC 112, Ruwi, Sultanate of Oman Way No. 6011, Building No. 1099, Ground floor, Complex No. 190, Wadi Kabir Phone: +968 24827500, Fax: +968 24827700 email: info@alkhalili.com

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• Building materials and electrical accessories suppliers • Hardware retail and lighting fixtures • Paint manufacturers, tools, welding electrodes and equipment

Khimji Ramdas (Building Materials Division)

Bait al Ahlam showroom

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The Infrastructure Group of Khimji Ramdas deals in building materials, electrical products, air conditioning and home appliances, furniture, construction, paints, industrial machinery and tools. They offer every prospective homeowner an eclectic range of the finest brands in furniture, paints, ceramic fittings, flooring, sanitary ware, bathroom fittings and accessories, with home appliances from Siemens and General.

products/services PO Box 19, PC 100, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman Bait al Ahlam, MBD, Ruwi Phone: +968 24852700, Fax: +968 24852730 email: krbmbd@omantel.net.om

• Bathroom accessories, building materials, cement • Construction chemicals and plumbing fixtures and supplies • Plywood and MDF boards, tile and ceramic dealers • Waterproofing materials

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Mohsin Haider Darwish (Building Materials DIVISION) The MHD Building Materials division offers products and services for the construction industry. It has showrooms in Muscat and Salalah, where all products are displayed and a large stock maintained to provide ex-stock delivery. It deals on the basis of exclusive agency agreement with suppliers. Their staff meets consultants and architects to provide product information and cater to contractor’s requirements on a regular basis.

products/services PO Box 880, PC 112, Ruwi, Sultanate of Oman Way No. 3116, Building No. 251, Ruwi Phone: +968 24732300, Fax: +968 24796743 email: pbmd@mhd.co.om

• Plasters and plastering accessories • Waterproofing /fire proofing systems, expansion joints • Plumbing (copper tubes and fittings) • Sanitary ware and tiles

Oman Concrete Products Establishment Oman Concrete Products Establishment (OCP) started its first production centre in Ghala and was the first supplier of steam-cured blocks in Oman. OCP has played a prominent role in the physical development of the national infrastructure, demonstrating how indigenous materials and resources can be harnessed to generate revenue from sales within the country with locally manufactured products for the civil construction industry. Concrete Block Manufacturing Unit

products/services PO Box 829, PC 111, CPO, Sultanate of Oman Ghala Industrial Estate, Near Galfar Gate 2 Phone: +968 24590701, Fax: +968 24590074 email: sales@ocpblock.com

• Concrete blocks – manufacturers • Concrete precast and products • Construction material suppliers • Interlock tiles suppliers Some pictures are for illustrative purposes only

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Towell Building Materials WJ Towell began supplying building materials in 1949 when it acquired the agency for Twyford (UK) sanitary ware. Today, the division’s products feature in residential, commercial and institutional constructions nationwide. The division maintains a showroom in Muscat and a similar facility in Salalah that serve as retail outlets.

Towell Building Materials showroom

products/services PO Box 822, PC 117, Wadi Kabir, Sultanate of Oman Near Wadi Kabir roundabout, Wadi Kabir Phone: +968 24813478, Fax: +968 24817905 email: towellbm@omantel.net.om

• Ironmongery, luxury, rubber and vinyl flooring • Ceramics, SS sinks and sanitary ware • Fire extinguishers and fire alarms • Shower enclosures

Al Turki Enterprises (Building MaterialS Division)

Civil Construction of Sultan Qaboos Mosque in Bahla

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Al Turki Enterprises is a 100 per cent Omani owned company known for delivering high quality construction, products and services. The trading division of Al Turki Enterprises directly sources high quality materials from overseas suppliers and offers them to customers at reasonable prices. Their range of products is in tune with customer needs in Oman.

products/services PO Box 2803, PC 112, Ruwi, Sultanate of Oman Al Turki Head Office, Azaiba Phone: +968 24590140, Fax: +968 24597931 email: bmd@alturki.com

• Teak wood, shuttering and commercial ply • Red and white wood, MDF boards • Corrugated sheet, door closer, clamps and floor spring • G.I. profile sheet

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Property worries end here Oman has proved its mettle in sustainable development by remaining more or less insulated by the worldwide property bust in the recent times

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n 2004, the government allowed foreigners to purchase Omani land in certain areas; however, the law was not ratified until 2006. Oman closely regulates where foreigners may buy, who can develop, and how fast developments are made. This has made the property market in Oman one of the most stable in the Middle East. The property in Oman is nowhere near as flashy as in neighbouring countries, but there are still many high-end developments. Oman’s aim was to increase its number of affordable luxury accommodations. Instead of towering blocks of apartments and sprawling villa developments, you’ll find low-density communities of one and two-storey villas, duplexes, and small apartment buildings. Oman has focused on constructing highquality, low-rise, luxurious property developments, which compliment the country’s rich heritage and surrounding infrastructure, while also appealing to high net worth individuals. Significantly, as a tax-efficient destination, Oman charges no income tax or capital gains tax, which means that any potential property price gains or rental income would be exempt from tax. With plenty of new property being built

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every year, the supply is able to keep pace with the demand. Many Arabs are keen on renting their property out to expatriates as this provides them with a regular, reliable income. Of course, for the people looking to rent, the task is quite daunting. House hunting involves a lot of groundwork. Rental costs vary a lot depending on the size of the property and the location. Rental costs are also dependent on other factors, such as amenities. One such amenity that Europeans look for is a villa with a swimming pool,

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as summers in Muscat can be quite unbearable. Another basic amenity that comes with most apartments and villas is air-conditioning. However, it might be included in the rent or charged separately as part of your electricity bill. And if there’s a communal gas tank, gas is also usually included in the rent. Other utilities like water will be separate. And above all, get professional help. Muscat does not have a central listing of available properties. And the number of ‘For Rent’ boards is quite numerous. Without a proper plan


REALTY of what you are looking for, finding the perfect property to rent becomes almost an impossible task. Do some research on agencies that handle rental property in Oman and set up meetings. Discuss your requirements, in terms of location, size and type of property. Also decide on your budget parameters and amenities. The advantage of visiting rental agencies is that they have a comprehensive database of available properties. And unless you want to go in search of ‘For Rent’ signs, this saves a lot of time. So, make house hunting an enjoyable task with help from the professionals and avoid the usual pitfalls.

The exterior of The Wave, Muscat

PERSPECTIVE Rents have gone down by almost 25 per cent from the peak in 2008. It is not fair to expect the rents to go back to the rates of 2004-2005 as the cost of construction has steeped over the past few years. The employment rates in Oman have doubled in the last one and a half years, resulting in a positive thrust in the real estate sector. Many old buildings are being renovated to match the market standard. There is demand for high-end apartments and villas. The city is moving towards Al Khoud, Al Hail and Al Mawaleh. Boushar is developing very fast.

The centre of town has moved from Qurum to Al Khuwair. With proper infrastructure in place real estate is developing at a keen pace in all of these areas. A governing decree safeguards the interest of the tenants for eviction and rental hike. However, in most cases issues are resolved amicably between the landlord and the tenant. While searching for rentals, it is advisable to look for properties that are well maintained. All the professionally managed properties have that added advantage.

M Sudhakar Reddy, General Manager, Al Habib & Co.

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The Wave, Muscat

The Wave, Muscat, is being developed through a joint venture comprising Oman’s Waterfront Investments (representing the Government of the Sultanate of Oman), National Investment Funds Company (representing Omani Pension Funds), and the UAE-based Majid al Futtaim Properties. A new destination for the upscale traveller and international resident, The Wave, Muscat, is Oman’s premier project, offering freehold status to all purchasers – Omanis, GCC nationals and expatriates alike. It is located on a continuous seafront site in Muscat and is in the heart of the natural growth corridor of the Omani capital. It

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offers easy and straightforward access to major shopping centres, medical facilities, the international airport and international schools, and is approximately a 20-minute drive from downtown Muscat. The Wave, Muscat, combines more than 4,000 magnificent properties, a 400-berth Marina, Greg Norman signature golf course, a quartet of leading hotels and new retail, leisure and dining opportunities. It is the first integrated resort and residential development to be undertaken in the greater Muscat region. The world-class architects, Triad Oman Consultants International, Meletitiki

(Alexandros N. Tombazis) and ER International (Carlo Santini), have successfully translated traditional Omani designs and way of life into a modern, workable and progressive master plan for a new village community. Villas, townhouses and apartments are set in sympathetically landscaped grounds featuring broad tree-lined boulevards, green parks and inland pools and waterways filled with gently moving seawater. The Wave, Muscat, offers an incomparable opportunity to secure a valuable investment by tapping into the long-term potential of Oman’s premier waterfront destination. It is an inspirational, world-class destination


now welcoming international property investors across the globe. Products/Services

• Communities: Wide-open spaces and intelligently designed landscaping creates an ambiance conducive to community living • Beach, townhouses, villas and beachfront villas • The 400-berth marina surrounded by restaurants, shops and cafés creates a milieu conducive to socialising and unwinding • Greg Norman’s 18-hole link golf course • Two of the finest names in global hospitality – Fairmont and Kempinski will feature in The Wave, Muscat • An assortment of techniques are being employed to achieve this, including the creation of artificial environments that will attract a variety of wildlife, such as an artificial reef in the Marina and green areas to support both local and migratory bird life

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The project’s captivating architecture and design have already garnered major industry plaudits. The Wave, Muscat, has been the recipient of numerous international and national design awards from CNBC Arabian Properties and Homes Overseas. In addition to the Homes Overseas award for The Best Luxury Development, The Wave, Muscat, was also awarded Best Development Design, Best Marina Design, Best Apartment Design and Best Golf Course.

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PO Box 87, PC 118, Al Harthy Complex, Sultanate of Oman The Wave, Muscat, Head Office and Sales Centre grounds, Beach road, Al Hail Phone: +968 24534400, Fax: +968 24534709 email: info@thewavemuscat.com

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Alargan Towell Alargan Towell formed in 2003 with an equal partnership between WJ Towell & Co. Group of Companies and Alargan International Real Estate Co. It deals with middle-income real estate housing solutions. Alargan expanded in Oman with their extensive enterprise experience and knowledge of the local market. They provide creative housing solutions, along with state-ofthe-art commercial solutions.

Upcoming project – Oberoi Resort at Bandar al Khairan

products/services PO Box 2693, PC 111, CPO, Sultanate of Oman Towell Group Building – Ground Floor, Azaiba Phone: +968 24526151, Fax: +968 24526155 email: alargantowell@alargan.com

• Creative housing • Tourism • Commercial state-of-the-art solutions

Baader Projects Baader Hotels & Resorts is an investmentdevelopment company focused on projects of commercial and residential real estate throughout Oman. Baader Projects backed by German investors develop tourism products and locations in Oman. Their Omani partners are Silver Circle Seas and Savills Oman. Baader’s first real estate development is Al Bustan Residences. This project provides the community with limited number of homes targeting the elite in Oman. Upcoming project – Al Bustan Residences

products/services PO Box 1637, PC 112, Ruwi, Sultanate of Oman 501 & 503, Fifth Floor, OC Centre Phone: +968 24781132, Fax: +968 24709868 email: info@scogroup.net

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• Commercial and residential real estate


Better Homes Founded in 1986, Better Homes started in the UAE and has since expanded across the Middle East and India. It offers clients a wide range of real estate opportunities. The website gives access to the latest information on properties and land, both for sale and for rent.

Property on lease by Better Homes

products/services PO Box 213, PC 100, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman Way No. 2710, Building No. 1212, Qurum 29 Phone: +968 24699334, Fax: +968 24604447 email: oman@bhomes.com

• Property management • Sale and leasing of residential and commercial properties • Sale and leasing of land

Cluttons Oman Cluttons is a firm of chartered surveyors and property consultants in the UK. Their expertise and professionalism has gained them many high-profile clients which include government organisations throughout the Arabian Gulf, major private property landlords, all of the major local and international banks, and many international corporate clients operating in the region. Cluttons also handles property management.

Property on lease by Cluttons Oman

products/services

• Valuations of residential and commercial property • Villas, apartments and developments for lease or sale • Offices, warehouses and retail space for lease or sale

REA LTY

PO Box 1475, PC 112, Ruwi, Sultanate of Oman Way No. 5134, Building No. 2636, Hatat House A, Office No. 36 Phone: +968 24564250, Fax: +968 24564257 email: info@om.cluttons.com

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Engel & Volkers Engel & Volkers is a leading force in the sultanate’s real estate market. They offer a diverse range of property services. They have a state-of-the-art office that is digitally linked to a global network, covering over 500 offices worldwide. Engel & Volkers has its own property magazine publication that features prestigious properties and editorials from professionals.

Bait al Reem – Commercial Complex in Al Khuwair

products/services PO Box 1803, PC 133, Al Khuwair, Sultanate of Oman Higher College of Technology Road, Al Khuwair 33 Phone: +968 24472038, Fax: +968 24472040 email: muscat@engelvoelkers.com

• Residential and commercial sales and leasing • Land sales and property management • Valuations and development consultancy

ERA Oman Since its establishment, ERA Oman has become a leading residential and commercial real estate company in the sultanate. With over 30 years of real estate experience, ERA has a fast growing international real estate services network in the Middle East. ERA offers a ‘Commitment to Service’ feature, a written guarantee granting sellers and landlords the very best in exposure and marketing for their homes.

Sawary Centre, Sohar

PO Box 612, PC 114, Jibroo, Sultanate of Oman Way No. 3557, Building No. 1341, Ruwi, Behind Ministry of Manpower Phone: +968 24818622, Fax: +968 24818633 email: info@era-oman.com

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products/services

• Commercial services • Residential services • Property management • Appraisal and mortgage


Al Habib Al Habib is a large, integrated real estate company offering a range of products and services. Clients for the services include the Ministry of Defence pension fund, the PDO pension fund, the civil service employee’s fund, Ministry of Justice, Alliance Housing Bank and several leading banks. The company employs many engineers and professional managers as part of its setup.

Muscat Gold Market PO Box 2663, PC 112, Ruwi, Sultanate of Oman Third Floor, International Medical Centre, Near OC Centre, Ruwi Phone: +968 24700247, Fax: +968 24703666 email: wilayat@omantel.net.om

products/services

• Property development, valuation and management services • Brokerage • Electro-mechanical and civil contracting • Interior decoration

Hamptons International Oman Hamptons is a premier international real estate agent offering an extensive portfolio of properties throughout the UAE and internationally. A wholly owned subsidiary of Emaar Properties and with more than 140 years’ experience, Hamptons offers unrivalled expertise and service in the property market. The company continues to expand internationally, positioning it as one of the most valuable residential property groups in the world.

Property on lease by Hamptons International Oman

products/services

• Residential and commercial sales • Leasing and property management • International property sales, valuations • Market research and independent mortgage advice

REA LTY

PO Box 413, PC 118, Al Harthy Complex Al Manahil Building, Shatti al Qurum, Opposite to Al Masa Mall Phone: +968 24699773, Fax: +968 24697959 email: muscat@hamptons-int.com

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Al Madina Real Estate Company Al Madina Real Estate is the first Omani real estate developer and it was established on 28 June 2005. The company is currently working on developing a number of real estate projects in the sultanate. They deal in real estate development, real estate investment, usufructs of government properties and property management.

Tilal complex, Bausher PO Box 147, PC 118, Al Harthy Complex, Sultanate of Oman, Way No. 4011, Building No. 855, Mezzanine floor, Flat No. 103, Ghubra Phone: +968 - 24497511, Fax: +968 – 24499120 email: info@almadina-re.com

products/services

• Rihab al Mawaleh housing complex • Tilal complex – residency and offices • Shaden al Hail

Muriya Tourism Development Company Muriya was established in Oman in March 2006 as a joint venture between Egypt’s Orascom Hotels & Development (70%), and Omran (30%, a government owned company). Muriya is investing in four major projects in Oman, namely ‘Jebel Sifah’ and ‘Salalah Beach’ – two integrated tourism complexes, City Walk in Muscat and an exclusive eco-lodge on As Sodah Island.

Property in Jebel Sifah PO Box 479, PC 114, Muttrah, Sultanate of Oman Way No. 3009, Block No. 230, 1st floor, Shatti al Qurum Phone: +968 24694779, Fax: +968 24693383 email: info@muriya.om

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products/services

• Marketing, management and operations of all the basic utilities and public services • 36-hole PGA Golf Course at Salalah Beach • Inland Marinas at Salalah Beach


Muscat Hills The Muscat Hills Project has been carried through to realisation by His Highness Sayyid Kais bin Tariq al Said. The community is well known for its picturesque hillside location with spectacular panoramic mountain and sea views over the Gulf of Oman. Muscat Hills Golf & Country Club Estate is centred on an 18-hole PGA standard Championship Golf Course surrounded by a low density luxury residential community, first of its kind in the Middle East. Muscat Hills Golf Course

products/services PO Box 213, PC 100, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman Al Matar Street, Seeb Phone: +968 2451 0065, Fax: +968 24604447 email: shayan@muscathills.com

• Luxurious villas overlooking the golf course with private swimming pools • Exclusive gated residential apartments • Premium office space, retail outlets and country club

Savills Oman Savills was established in the UK in 1855. Today, it has an extensive network of offices and associates in the UK, mainland Europe, the Americas, Asia Pacific and Africa. Savills Oman is a union of Savills and Arabian Real Estate, a specially formed company that plays an important role in the real estate market of the sultanate.

Zaharat al Khareef, Salalah

products/services

• Villa and apartment sales, leasing and property rentals • Property and facilities management, valuations and appraisals • Development and project consultancy • Research and feasibility studies

REA LTY

PO Box 947, PC 116, Mina al Fahal, Sultanate of Oman Way No. 3012, Building No. 788, Hay al Sarooj Phone: +968 24692151, Fax: +968 24692515 email: muscat@sav-oman.com

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ARCHITECTURE

Modern Engineering Consultancy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24540288 Al Mohandes Engineering Consultant. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24496998

Abdulla Mukadam & Partner LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24614396

Muamir Design & Engineering Consultancy. . . . . . . . . . . . . 24560407

Arab Engineering Bureau. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24705155

Nadan Engineering Consultancy.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24496199

Architectural Wall Systems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24495586

National Engineering Office.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24835660

Architecture + Design Consultants. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24780216

National Engineering Services(Pakistan) & Partners....................24789668

Architecture House. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24790655

Oman Designers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24814401

Asie Etudes Engineering Consultancy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24798500

Oxspring Associates. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24493591

Ayoub Oghanna.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24704994

Quad Design Ltd... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24696482

Azri Architects. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24795514

Samihuddin Bajid. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24794397

Al Baha Designs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24538038

Semac & Partners LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24705956

Bisan Engineering Consulting Office.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24813314

Al Shamil Engineering Consultants.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24485835

Al Burj Engineering Consultancy.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99367019

Space Designers International. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24499327

Century Architects. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26840515

Towell Al Zawra Engg Services.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24526081

Consulting Engineering Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24705152

Triad Oman Consultants International. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24702509

Cowi & Partners LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24604200

WS Atkins International. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24695864

Dar Al Handasah. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24794208

Al Yousef Group LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24614499

Dar Al Imarah Engineering Consultancy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 247942

Zukait Trading. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24494250

Dar Al Mahara. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24832459 Dawood Engineering Consultants. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24499466

CONSTRUCTION

Design Consultants.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24704774

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Earc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24603981

Abdullah Bin Said Bin Masoud Al Sulaimi.........................................25410662

Engineering Studies Office & Partners.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24709335

Abu Adel Al Sadi............................................................................................ 24499966

Gulf Engineering Consultants. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24475641

Abu Hatim Co LLC........................................................................................ 24597711

Al Hatmy Engineering Consultancy LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24703305

Abu Kumail Trading & contracting......................................................24789345

Ibn Bahla Engineering Consultants.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24489353

Abu Nooh Trading LLC............................................................................... 25410113

Ibn Khaldun Almadaen Engineering Consultants. . . . . . . . . . 24506080

Adhi Oman LLC.............................................................................................. 24494710

Al Iskaan Engineering Consultants. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24493275

Al Adrak LLC.................................................................................................... 24595825

Jabrin Engineering Consultancy Bureau. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24487961

AL Afaq International LLC........................................................................ 24535114

Kadri Consultants. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24795632

Ajib Trading Co LLC..................................................................................... 24502975

Kamal Ismail Cons. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24794481

Assarain International Contg. Co LLC................................................24504036

Khalid Trading. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24810189

Al Awal Co Special Engineering Projects..........................................24597462

Lapetite. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24698020

Bahjat Ghala Trading.................................................................................. 24502988

Larsen, A&CE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24695410

Bahwan Contracting Company LLC....................................................24591092

Leeyana Engineering Consulting Office. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24709346

Al Bandar Trading LLC............................................................................... 24816669

MA Design Architectural Consultants. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24498871

Al Binaa Construction & Industry LLC...............................................24487935

Al Manarah Engineering Consultancy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23296664

Bright Muscat Trading and Contracting Co. LLC.........................24490382

Marzooq Engineering Consultancy.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24423826

Business & Trade LLC............................................................................... 24488650

Masar Engineering Consultancy.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24490531

Carillion Alawi LLC........................................................................................ 24590347

Mashhoor Engineering Consultancy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24494030

Century Contracting Co LLC...................................................................24591818

Al Meedania Engineering Consultancy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24478754

Consolidated Contractors Co Oman LLC.........................................24774774

Miles Engineering Consultancy.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24546798

Cosmos Contracting Co LLC..................................................................24794921


DIRECTORY Cowi & Partners........................................................................................... 24562280

Modern Builders Enterprises LLC.......................................................24591650

Al Daheer Projects & Services Co.......................................................24501699

Mohd Sultan Al Amri LLC......................................................................... 24602654

Dalma Trading & Contracting Est........................................................24817333

Mustafa Ahmed Salman Trading Est.................................................24813961

Dawood Contracting LLC......................................................................... 24497397

Al Nab’a Construction LLC...................................................................... 24495338

Deebaj National Enterprises L.L.C.......................................................24506045

National Barka Company LLC................................................................24502975

Desert Line Projects L.L.C....................................................................... 24510670

National Construction & Trading LLC................................................24502581

Al-Diyar Engineering Co............................................................................. 24613161

Oman Engineering & Construction LLC............................................26751671

Douglas OHI LLC........................................................................................... 24590540

Oman Gulf Company LLC.......................................................................... 23279727

Emmar Salalah Global................................................................................ 23299283

Oman Shapoorji Construction Co LLC...............................................24590297

Al Essa Trading & Contracting Est. ....................................................24795544

Paramount Trading & Contracting Co. LLC....................................24797868

Essaco - Al Essa Trading & Contracting Est...................................24795533 Fann Al Binaa Contg. LLC.........................................................................24784639 Al Farsi United Co LLC............................................................................... 24814575 Al Fyafi Trading & Contg. Est..................................................................24699941 Galfar Engineering & Contracting SAOG..........................................24525000 General Contracting & Trading Co LLC............................................24702025 Golden Horizon Trad & Cont LLC.........................................................24478393 Gulf Home Contracting.............................................................................. 24596555 Al Habsi Trading & Contg. Est................................................................24601773 Al Hajiry Trading LLC.................................................................................. 24817573 Hani Archirodon LLC................................................................................... 24594880 Hasan Juma Backer Trading & Contg. Co LLC............................24811571 Ibrahim Khuda Baksh Trading & Sons LLC.....................................25642694 Ideal International Co LLC........................................................................24504747 International Contractors Co LLC........................................................24503292 International Piling Experts LLC............................................................24706706

Petron Universal Engineering Services LLC...................................24595071 Ray Oman (Rukun Al Yaqeen Group)..................................................24504133 Saeed Salem Amer Fadhil & Partner Co.........................................23211477 Saif Salim Essa Al Harasi & Co LLC....................................................24703266 Al Siraj Building Materials LLC............................................................... 24603301 Siya Trading..................................................................................................... 24538585 Strabag Oman LLC...................................................................................... 24491500 Target LLC....................................................................................................... 24505975 Teejan Trading & Contracting Co LLC...............................................24594641 The Oman Construction Co LLC (TOCO)...........................................24590355 Towell Construction & Co LLC...............................................................24526466 Al Turki Enterprises LLC (Construction Divn).................................24590140 Unique Contracting Co LLC.....................................................................24796959 Al Waqar Trading & Contg. Est. (ACME)..........................................24799968 Yahya Construction LLC............................................................................24591366

Iskan Contracting Co LLC.........................................................................24591047 J & P (Oman) LLC......................................................................................... 24490200

FINANCE

Jabal Heed LLC.............................................................................................. 24816735 Al Jabri Trading & Contracting Co......................................................23290043 Kassim Est. (Contracting).........................................................................24561690 Kayson Co (Oman)........................................................................................ 24497382

Ahli Bank. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24577000 Al Ahlia Insurance Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24766800 Bank Dofar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24790466

Al Khair & Al Barkah Est........................................................................... 25410662

Bank Muscat.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24768888

Al Khalili Construction LLC.......................................................................24827500

Bank Sohar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24730120

Al Khalili United Enterprises LLC..........................................................24827500

Gargash & Trade Links.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24600655

Lal Establishment - Trading & Contracting Division....................24797374

HSBC Bank Middle East Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80074722

Lama Trading Co. LLC................................................................................ 24706642

Madina Gulf Insurance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24771888

Larsen & Toubro (Oman) LLC................................................................24762200

National Bank of Oman.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24778000

Lupp Middle East LLC................................................................................. 24695011

National Bank of Oman SAOG. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24778000

Al Manar International LLC.....................................................................24594550

Oman Arab Bank. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24706265

Al Manawir Trading LLC .......................................................................... 24832173

Oman Housing Bank SAOC.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24704444

Mansoor Associates LLC.........................................................................24712088

Vision Insurance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24577602

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INTERIORS

Pride Home LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24698988 Al Raid Business Corporation.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24564477

Abbas Hardware & Trading Store. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24832761

Saden LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24694900

Abu Zaki Trading.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24571137

SARCO.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24709171

Ahmed Mohsin Trading. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24813822

Seimens. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24529900

Al Ansari Trading Enterprise LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24810033

Al Sharafi Trading. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24833733

Arabian Caravans, Furnishing & Trading Co. . . . . . . 24810961

Sharikah Fanniyah Omaniyah. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24704400

Arabian Suppliers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24834518

Sigma Paints Saudi Arabia Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24568583

Al Araimi Complex.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24566180

Stained Glass House.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24786412

Assarain Furnishing LLC.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24593191

Suhail Bahwan Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24793741

Bahjat al Atlal Trading LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24818138

Talisman Trading. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24595958

Al Basil International Co LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24504466

Teejan Furnishing LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24489209

Al Besat al Hariri.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24692249

Zawawi Decorative Glass Manufacturing LLC. . . . . . 24446925

Best Gulf Trading Co LLC... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24815971 Byrne Equipments Rental LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24546377

LANDSCAPING

Al Dar Interiors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24538431

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Décor & Trading. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24796952

Abdulla Said al Marhoun & Sons Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . 23294844

Design Glass. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24814430

Agriculture Modern Engineering Co LLC. . . . . . . . . 24505301

Al Fager al Jadid Trading & Contractors Co. . . . . . . 23210682

Agriculture Modern Engineering Co LLC. . . . . . . . . 24505301

Fahmy Furniture. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24489812

Ahmed Industrial & Contracting Enterprise. . . . . . . 24811571

Al Fajer Furnishing Co LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24810728

Alaas Services & Trading.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24482070

Farzana Trading & Contractors Establishment.. . . . 24837417

Anaam al Hayah. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24714109

General Electric & Trade Co LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24704457

Arab Engineering Bureau. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24705155

Gravity Curtains & Furniture. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24834208

Assarain Group of Companies.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24604811

Gulf Glass Co LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24833911

Al Barami Group of Companies.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24583900

Al Hassan Lighting & Fan Industries. . . . . . . . . . . . . 24591283

Civil Contracting Co LLC.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24590762

Hempel Paints (Samco Trading & Contg. Co LLC)........24497661

Eight Services LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24698555

Home Centre. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24698988

Galfar Engineering & Contracting SAOG.. . . . . . . . . 24525000

Idesign. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24545658

General Development Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24592816

Indian Art Palace.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24565312

HasanJuma Backer LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24811676

International Golden Furniture Co LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . 24600335

Jannat LLC- Agricultural & Trade Services. . . . . . . 24484996

Al Jarrah Trading. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24700915

Kalhat Services and Trading LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24604811

Jawad Electric Store.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24707099

Khalfan Kinain Trading. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24561006

Al Jazeera Paints. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23294793

Al Khuwair South Trading & Contracting Est. . . . . . 24491499

Jinan Enterprises. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24831353

Landscape Designs LLC.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24695414

Jotun Paints Co LLc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24446100

Al Maimani International LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24701668

Kazerooni & Partners.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24605212

Al Manahal Technical Works & Contractors LLC.. 24590100

Khimji’s Bait al Ahlam. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24852609

Al Miyasa Trading Establishment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23297125

Al Kiyumi Electric & Trading Co LLC.. . . . . . . . . . . . . 24493284

Modern Irrigation Co LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24698990

Lighting Solutions LLC.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24560449

Al Naba Services LLC.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24493853

Marina. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24562221

Proscape al Ansari LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24499624

Muscat Electronics Co LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24702989

Qurum Business Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24604230

Mustafa Sultan Electronics Co LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24636000

Al Raid Business Corporation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24564477

National Paints. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24446594

Sam Engineering LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24600441

Oasis Life Style LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24536638

Al Turki Enterprises LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24590140

Pan Emirates. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24488355

WS Atkins. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24566188


DIRECTORY MATERIALS

Oman Hardware Co Ltd (LLC).............................................. 24590701 R & N Khimji LLC........................................................................ 24563447

Abou Nabil LLC (ANETCO)...................................................... 24827500

Al Rahmani Building Material Co LLC............................... 24810203

Ahmed Mohsin Trading LLC.................................................. 24852700

Sadaf Oman LLC......................................................................... 24504466

Al Amana Building Materials LLC....................................... 24815080

Said Bin Saleem Bin Salim Al Kalbani............................... 24817855

Al Ansari Trading Enterprise LLC....................................... 24810033

Salim Ali Trading & Contg. Est.............................................. 24834483

Asaad al Amri Trading............................................................. 24503738

Al Sharih Trading........................................................................ 24501466

Bahwan Building Materials LLC........................................... 24501103 Al Barami Building Material & Trading LLC (BBM).... 24692211 Best Choice Building Materials............................................ 24837555 Best Gulf Trading Co LLC........................................................ 23293238 Bhatia Brothers & Partners LLC - Metals Div.............. 24816621 Al Bilad Building Materials Co LLC..................................... 24488148 Blue Waves for Electrical Items & Building Materials.. ............................................................................................................ 24815932 Cement Marketing Co LLC..................................................... 24810944

Al Siraj Building Materials LLC............................................. 24818913 Technical Supplies International Co LLC......................... 25689050 Towell Building Materials........................................................ 26840610 Al Turki Enterprises LLC (Building Material Divn)........ 24603301 United Enterprises Co LLC..................................................... 24503915 Urich Building Materials LLC................................................ 24705453 Winto Ceramics.......................................................................... 26762163 Zahran Ali Al Jabri Trading & Contg. Est........................ 24813478

Al Danube Building Materials & Trading Co LLC......... 24832144 Decorstone International LLC.............................................. 24593249

R E A L E S T A T E D E V E L O P E R S

Desert Palm LLC........................................................................ 24593250 East West Corporation LLC.................................................. 26751763

Alargan Towell. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24526151

General Trading Co LLC.......................................................... 24833703

Baader Hotels & Resorts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24781132

Hamed Abdullah Al Rasheidi & Partners........................ 24814766

Blue City Company. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24508500

International Marble Co LLC................................................. 24797122

Muriya Tourism Development Company.. . . . . . . . . 24694779

Jamal Habib Trading................................................................. 24810983

Muscat Hills. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24510065

Al Jazeera Steel Products Co. SAOG................................ 24590140

テ知an Tourism Development Company. . . . . . . . . . 24391111

Al Khalili United Enterprises LLC......................................... 24811689

Omran. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24773700

Al Kharusi International LLC.................................................. 24817697

Saraya Bandar Jissah. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24640000

Khimji Ramdas LLC (Bldg. Materials Division).............. 24457538

The Wave. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24534400

Al Khonji Group............................................................................ 24704231

Zain Properties.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24780202

Al Kiyumi Electric & Trading Co LLC.................................. 24493284 Lulu Muttrah Trading Est........................................................ 24796164 Al Madina Trading & Cont...................................................... 24834864 Al Maha Ceramics Co SAOC................................................. 26844218 Al Manawir Trading LLC ........................................................ 24832173 Metro Trading Est. LLC............................................................ 24694278 Modec Building Materials Trading..................................... 24813388 Mohd Dawood & Partner LLC.............................................. 24702133 Mohd Khamis Trading & Cont.Est...................................... 25557028

REALTY Better Homes.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24699334 Cluttons Oman. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24564250 Engel & Volkers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24472038 Eqarat.com. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24483606 ERA Oman.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24818622

Mohsin Haider Darwish LLC ................................................ 24495773

Al Habib.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24700247

Muna Noor Manufacturing & Trading LLC.................... 24593074

Hamptons International Oman. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24699773

Murtadha Enterprises.............................................................. 24833017

Homes Real Estate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24488087

Al Mutawaa Trading Company............................................. 24591871

Noor Oman Realty. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24704040

National Engineering & Contracting Co........................... 24451010

Al Qandeel Real Estate Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24643800

National Plastic Factory.......................................................... 24703411

Realty Gate LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24480777

Oman Ceramics Co SAOG...................................................... 26751317

Savills Oman. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24692151

Oman Construction Materials Co LLC............................. 24812262

Al Taher Real Estate Oman. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24601199

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INDEX A AC Floor standing AC 48 Split AC 46, 48 Window AC 46 Accessories 39, 41 Air coolers 47 Air purifiers 48 Aluminium 58 Antique wood furniture 43 Auditorium settings 40

F Facilities management 18 Finance 30, 31, 78 Flooring 44 Furniture 37, 39, 41, 42, 43, 44, 84

B

G

Banking 30, 31, 78 Bedding 41 Brokerage 79 Built-in systems 46, 47, 48

Geographic information systems 21 GI profile sheet 69 Glass 45, 64, 84

C Carpets 39, 51 Cement 85 Ceramics 69, 85 Chest boxes 43 Coatings Marine coatings 50 Powder coatings 50 Protective coatings 50 Commercial 17, 22, 51, 59, 76, 78, 79 Concrete blocks 68 Civil construction 12, 18, 23, 62, 69, 84 Construction chemicals 67 Construction management 21 Contract cleaning 59 Corrugated sheet 69 Curtains 51, 84

D Design Architectural 8, 11, 12, 19 Fire-fighting 10, 12, 28, 62 Interior 13, 36, 37, 40, 43, 44, 45, 79 Outdoor 44 Structural 10, 12, 28, 62

E E-channel services 30 Elevators 18

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Engineering 8 Engineering Concept planning 10 Environmental 8 Suspension bridge 10, 25

H Hospitality 22

I Insulation products 65 Insurance 28, 30, 31, 32, 78, 83 Interlock tiles suppliers 68 Ironmongery 69

J Joinery 13

L Land 78 Landscaping 56, 57, 58, 59 Lightings Light fittings 49 Pendant lights 49 Logistics 20, 40, 42, 47, 53 Lounges 42

M Marble 45, 66, 85 Marble engraving 45 Marina 43, 74, 75, 84 MDF 66, 67, 69

O Office furniture 41 Oil and gas 18

P Paints 50, 65, 84 Plumbing 12, 62, 67, 68 Plywood 67 Power and water projects 22 Project management 10, 11, 12, 58 Public address systems 65

R Refurbishment 11, 13 Residential 17, 78, 79, 80

S Shade selection 50 Shower 69 Shower enclosures 69 Skylight panels 45 Sofas 41 Soft furnishings 40 Stained glass domes 45 Storage solutions 40 STPs 19 Switches 49

V Ventilators 47 Villas 74, 77

W Waterproofing materials 67 Welded BRC mesh 67


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