OCEC, Muscat 20 June 2022

 With the latest collaboration with leading food-technology firm KitchenomiKs, the Oman Convention & Exhibition Center (OCEC) is leveraging its state-of-the-art commercial kitchens to expand the range of culinary choice offered at the venue and bring about a game-changing evolution in Muscat and Oman’s Food & Beverage landscape.    

As an avant-garde concept in the Food & Beverage (F&B) sector, cloud kitchens integrate established commercial kitchens with advanced technology to deliver exceptional food delivery experience, by bringing together great food concepts, streamlined ordering, industry leading food hygiene and quality control in food preparation, easy payment solutions as well as fast delivery processes, among other benefits.

Due to their commercial viability and inherent scalability, cloud kitchens typically cater to restaurant brands serving off-premises or at-home diners. For greater convenience, the cloud kitchen receives orders via a dedicated website platform, app, telephonic or via third-party food delivery services.

At OCEC, the cloud kitchen concepts by KitchenomiKs makes use of the world-class venue’s over 3,000-square-meter, state-of-the-art food processing and preparation facility. This largest-of-its-kind cloud kitchen in Oman maximizes the kitchen’s capability to provide high quality, professionally prepared and great tasting international dishes to diners across Oman’s capital, including those with specific cultural or lifestyle orientated dietary requirements.

According to Eng. Said Al Shanfari, Chief Executive Officer – OCEC: “The OCEC is redefining the way trade, tourism and entertainment events are hosted in Oman. With this latest collaboration with KitchenomiKs – who are leaders in providing technology-enhanced food & beverage systems – we are excited to further expand OCEC’s service offerings, and to deliver more diversity and opportunity within Muscat’s burgeoning F&B industry.”

Al Shanfari added: “On a business development level, we are confident that the many benefits availed by the new cloud kitchen will serve as an additional boost to OCEC’s catering capability, and ultimately, our capability to generate more diversified and sustainable revenue – in order to provide more value to Oman.”

The KitchenomiKs cloud kitchen will operate as a Multi-brand Cloud Kitchen (where multiple restaurant concepts operate under KiKs as the parent brand) as well as an Outsourced Cloud Kitchen (where an external restaurant brand’s food is prepared to exacting taste, quality and standards and delivered through the cloud kitchen’s delivery platform). Cloud kitchens provide restauranters the opportunity to develop experimental dishes via proof-of-concept testing in the Oman F&B sector.

Aankush Bhatia, Founder & CEO of Kitchenomiks reiterated the company’s commitment to match varied culinary expectations of both local residents and visitors to OCEC and Muscat. “Our cloud kitchen model is built on the back of a scalabale technology platform that focuses on serving food cravings with quality, customizable and economic options. By leveraging the infrastructure provided by OCEC, KitechnomiKs will deliver multiple cuisines to thousands of visitors at OCEC events as well as the large food-loving community of the beautiful city of Muscat.” The KitchenomiKs cloud kitchens will deploy a tech-driven HACCP standards and are working towards the ISO 22000 certification in Food Safety Management System (FSMS).

In addition, the cloud kitchen paves the way for OCEC to support Muscat’s growing on-demand food delivery market. The venue is supporting the cloud kitchen operations by providing dedicated access and designated parking spaces for third-party delivery drivers to ensure ease of ingress and egress at the venue, ensuring minimum collection time and faster delivery. 

he OCEC kitchen facility will also serve as a commissary kitchen to supply KitchenomiKs’ satellite kitchens and other F&B partners across Muscat city. The cloud Kitchen operator will be developing a signature line-up of dishes exclusively for OCEC to offer a diverse gastronomic experience for events at the venue. This collaboration also enables OCEC to specifically cater to larger private/ public sector enterprises seeking new and healthy catering options for their employee workforce. 

This collaboration with KitchenomiKs by Oman’s premier events destination, the OCEC, reflects one of the venue’s core values – “Innovation”. By welcoming into the mix this state-of-the-art and innovative cloud kitchen, OCEC takes another step ahead in their delivery of #AnEventToRememeber – through the provision of world class cuisine. 




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 2022, 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 55 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 Tourism Development Company SAOC (OMRAN) drives the investment, growth and development of the rapidly growing tourism sector in the Sultanate of Oman. The company is the master developer of major tourism, heritage, urban and mixed-use projects, delivering some of nation’s most visionary and iconic destinations – including Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre. OMRAN 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.