Convention Centre redefines Oman’s MICE industry

Convention Centre redefines Oman’s MICE industry


Previous concerns of limited meeting facilities are all behind Oman now, as the Oman Convention Centre opens to all and is now ready for large-scale conferences and events.

The first phase of the Convention Centre was officially launched in September last year, while the second phase is set to open by December 2017.

Overlooking a wadi that hosts Oman’s exotic bird life, the centre has instantly become a stunning eco-landmark of the country. Not only is the establishment surrounded with natural views and equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, it will also be among the first to be built according to the rigorous LEED certification standards of the US Green Building Council.

Some of its features include:

  • A lyric-style theatre that seats 3,200 and is set over three levels
  • A 456-seat tiered auditorium and 19 meeting rooms conveniently accessible from the theatre and the grand ballroom
  • A grand ballroom that offers a number of seating options (2,688 in theatre-style, 1,680 in a classroom-style, and 1,200 seats for a banquet set-up; it can also be divided into three or six individual meeting rooms)
  • A junior ballroom that can be split into two equal spaces to seat up to 1,026 in theatre-style, 672 in a classroom-style, and 540 in a banquet setting
  • An exhibition hall that provides up to 22,000 square metres in space, and can be divided into five separate halls
  • Four luxury hotels are also being built within the vicinity, and these include the five-star JW Marriott and the four-star Crowne Plaza. Both are expected to open this year.

The Oman Convention Centre would certainly be part of our suggestions for any meetings planner looking for a venue that is new, different, dynamic and something more than a hotel ballroom.

With its state-of-the-art equipment and infrastructure, we would also not have to do too much in terms of AV production, resulting in lowered programme budgets whilst keeping service levels at a high.