Muscat, May 12, 2019: Continuing with its ongoing transformation plan for its branches across the Sultanate, Oman Arab Bank (OAB) has announced the opening of its newly revamped flagship branch in Maabila. The new customer-focused branch is located at Maabila Commercial district and will deliver enhanced banking facilities and the highest levels of convenience to the Bank’s customers in Maabila. The branch opening took place at the beginning of May 2019, under the patronage of H.E. Sheikh Ibrahim bin Yahya Al Rawahi, Wali of Seeb and overseen by Rashad Al Musafir, CEO of OAB, together with other senior members of the Bank’s management and staff.
Commenting on the launch of the new branch, Rashad Al Sheikh Deputy Head of Group Retail said, “Maabila is amongst the fastest growing residential areas in the capital and where a significant portion of our customer base is located. With this newly transformed branch, we will be able to offer them a modern and relaxing banking environment together with far more personalised levels of service. This is primarily thanks to the new branch’s spacious layout, stunning hues and stylish modern design that is distinctly OAB.”
As with the previously revamped branches, the new Maabila Branch features OAB’s enhanced brand identity with a refreshed look and feel. Aesthetically, its design inspiration has been taken from the ‘Omani Skyline’, wherein the white symbolises Omani architecture, browns denote the sand deserts, grey referencing the mountains, and the blue glass overhangs representing the sky.
The sleek, modern, and streamlined look is augmented by a number of features and systems. These include a new meet and greet facility with a streamlined queuing system, private advisory spaces with moving monitors for more personal interaction, together with digital signature pads and ID card readers within the advisory station design. The main branch area has two tellers and six customer care advisories with a seating capacity for 35 customers.
As with each of the other flagship branches launched so far, this new branch also features a dedicated ‘Elite’ section with its own Majlis with a total seating capacity for 15 customers. These features will provide the bank’s VIP customers with an exclusive, private, and memorable banking experience befitting the Bank’s Elite Banking Customers.
“This event marked the launch of the tenth transformed branch that we have opened so far. Furthermore, as one of our flagship branches, the new Maabila branch combines some of our very latest technological advancements and branch design philosophies; elevating our customer service experience in the area to entirely new heights,” added Al Sheikh.
Oman Arab Bank is one of the first banks to be established in Oman, with a rich and proud history. Today, the bank operates a nationwide network of 65 branches and representative offices, and 152 ATMs spread across the Sultanate. OAB provides the complete range of financial products and services for personal banking, corporate and investment clients.