Muscat, November 21, 2019: Oman Arab Bank celebrated the 49th National Day this year by hosting a number of events in various wilayats of the Sultanate. The celebrations started early November with the first event taking place in the Wilayat of Ibri in the Ad Dhahirah Governorate, which saw the attendance of more than 200 people. This was followed by Bank holding the second celebration in the Wilayat of Khasab in the Musandam Governorate, attended by over 600 of Omani families. The third celebration was hosted in the Wilayat of Bidbid in the presence of more than 15o people. Lastly, the final celebration was hosted at the Bank’s head office in Muscat, with all of its employees in attendance.
Commenting on the celebrations Rashad Al Musafir, CEO of OAB stated, “The National Day of Oman is a very important occasion and perhaps even the most celebrated event for all Omanis. Holding several events in the various wilayats of the Sultanate gives us the opportunity to spread joy and happiness to our customers and the Omani families. We are extremely delighted at the huge turnout we have received at all the celebrations. This is truly a testament of the gratitude and love that the Omani people hold for His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said, the builder of the country’s modern renaissance.”
The Bank’s celebrations included several activities for all ages, including Omani folk dances, competitions, raffle draws and many more. The ceremony at the Bank’s headquarters also saw the official opening of the newly established nine-storey parking building. The building comprises of more than 500 staff parking lots, alongside a host of other facilities, such as the first Innovation hub of its kind in the Sultanate. It is connected to the Bank’s head office building by three pedestrian bridges to facilitate ease and convenience for employees.
Commenting on the creation of the new parking building, Rashad Al Musafir said, “We believe that the comfort of our staff members is influential for the provision of better customer service. Therefore, we did not hesitate to invest in the construction of this project, which also makes us the first bank of its kind, to have dedicated parking for all its employees. The new building is aimed at enriching employees’ experience and their dedication towards assisting clients, which is an integral pillar of the Bank’s strategic vision. The Innovation Hub, which is set to open soon in the new building, will serve the needs of all our staff as well as innovators across the Sultanate. The opening of this Hub is an important step in enhancing our innovation journey at OAB, which is considered to be extremely vital for future successes.”
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 a complete range of financial products and services for personal banking, corporate and investment clients.