OCEC Wins "Best Venue" at Middle East Event Awards 2023


OCEC, Dubai, United Arab Emirates 20 June 2023

Dubai – United Arab Emirates, 20 June 2023
Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre (OCEC) is proud to announce its remarkable achievement as the winner of the "Best Venue" category at the highly competitive Middle East Event Awards 2023 which took place in the UAE/ Dubai on the 15th of June 2023. This prestigious recognition is a testament to OCEC's commitment to delivering unparalleled experiences and services to clients, setting new benchmarks for excellence in the industry.

After undergoing a rigorous evaluation process, OCEC emerged victorious among esteemed contenders, including Coca-Cola Arena, Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), and Rixos Bab Al Bahr. This achievement showcases OCEC's ability to stand out and leave an indelible mark on the events and hospitality industry.

Eng. Said Al Shanfari, CEO of Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre, expressed his gratitude and excitement, stating, "This achievement is a testament to the hard work, dedication, and passion of our team at Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre. We are honoured to receive this prestigious award and proud to be recognized as the 'Best Venue' in the Middle East Event Awards 2023. It reflects our commitment to excellence and our continuous efforts to provide world-class experiences for our clients and guests."
OCEC's state-of-the-art facilities, innovative approach, and unwavering attention to detail have redefined the standards of excellence in the industry. This accomplishment would not have been possible without the talented and dedicated team members, as well as the strong support of the management. The team’s unwavering commitment to excellence has been truly remarkable.

Winning the Middle East Event Awards 2023 in the "Best Venue" category is a momentous milestone that will undoubtedly inspire future success for Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre. This achievement demonstrates the centre’s laser-focused pursuit of excellence, dedication to customer satisfaction, and relentless passion for creating extraordinary experiences.

OCEC extends its heartfelt gratitude to its valued clients and partners for their trust and unwavering support throughout this journey. The team at OCEC is committed to continuing to serve them with the utmost dedication, ensuring that every event exceeds expectations.

The recognition of Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre as the "Best Venue" not only showcases their dedication to excellence but also positions Oman as a premier destination for world-class events. OCEC looks forward to celebrating many more milestones, successes, and memorable moments with clients and guests, raising the bar for extraordinary experiences.

OCEC #WhereTheWorldMeets
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Manal Al Kiyumi – Marketing & Communications Manager 
Email: malkiyumi@ocec.om
Telephone: +968 2423 3849
Website: www.ocec.om

Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre is a world class, fully integrated venue located in the Sultanate of Oman’s capital, Muscat. In 2023, the OCEC team proudly celebrates the venue as a place #WheretheWorldMeets

OCEC: The Pride of Oman
OCEC’s entire complex features awe-inspiring modern architecture, integrated throughout with contemporary as well as traditional Omani design elements. The venue’s grand design represents its grand purpose:  To be a vital part of the Sultanate’s ongoing growth story, and drive towards modernity and economic diversification – as envisioned by Oman’s late, beloved leader, Sultan Qaboos bin Said (1940 – 2020). 

World Class Events Destination
The OCEC is located in its own fully integrated precinct just four kilometers from Muscat International Airport. It offers a multitude of spaces for a multitude of events. These include a total of fifty-five modern meeting places, auditoriums and exhibition halls, VIP lounges, Grand and Junior ballrooms, two international hotels, and a business park. As a state-of-the-art venue, the OCEC includes one of the largest theatres in the GCC, and one of the region’s largest column-free exhibition spaces – among many other highlights. The layout includes expansive concourse areas to host large delegations, with large-scale floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking landscaped gardens and water features. There is also a multi-story car park with a capacity for 4,000 vehicles. As a part of OCEC, The Precinct provides the infrastructure necessary to host successful international, regional, and local events and is there for the enjoyment of delegates, visitors, and the local community. It includes the 5 Star JW Marriott Muscat Hotel linked to the Convention Centre itself, as well as the 4 Star Crowne Plaza OCEC Hotel. A business park, surrounded by a nature reserve, which is a haven for Oman’s exotic birdlife, together with parklands and a wadi river valley, also form part of The Precinct. 

Premier Venue: Premier Events
The OCEC has redefined the way trade, tourism and entertainment events are hosted in Oman. Be it a conference, a trade show, a business meeting, or a special, once-off event, OCEC's expert events team can step in and make event planning hassle-free by doing the heavy lifting for organizers. OCEC delivers a comprehensive portfolio of event hosting facilities and infrastructure – including some of the world’s most advanced Audio-Visual equipment; brought to life by the venue’s professional and highly talented team. Event organizers and all interested parties planning to host an event at Oman’s premier events destination can contact the OCEC team via the venue’s website www.ocec.om

Beautiful Oman
Regionally and internationally, Oman has earned a reputation as being a stable and peaceful nation, which welcomes foreigners to its beautiful shores. All visitors and event patrons making their way through OCEC’s doors are welcomed with Oman’s legendary warmth and friendliness. The country has a modern infrastructure, which links Oman to the world – and the world to Oman. Aligned with Oman’s 2040 Tourism vision, and broader Oman Vision 2040 strategy, the OCEC looks to continue strengthening existing partnerships, and establishing new business relationships among a growing list of local, regional, and international markets.

OCEC: A Greener Future
While the OCEC is committed to maintaining the highest standards in business and operational excellence, the venue is also committed to long term environmental sustainability. OCEC is LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified complex and features many examples of green architectural design and landscaping. On an operational level, OCEC is committed to contributing toward a more sustainable planet, and positive carbon footprint activity associated with the entire complex.

Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre is a flagship establishment in the Oman Tourism Development Company SAOC (OMRAN) portfolio of major tourism, heritage, urban and mixed-use projects. OMRAN drives the investment, growth, and development of the rapidly growing tourism sector in Oman and has a proven track record of delivering tourism and related projects to a world-class standard due to their core philosophy of sustainability, transparency, and partnering with renowned regional and international investors.