Carrier Community (CC) is a global telecom club established in 2008 and organizing its 6th annual global carrier community member meetings in Oman. CC is organizing its annual Middle East 2019 GCCM – Oman on 25-26 November 2019 hosted by Diamond Lead Sponsor Omantel. More than 450+ Club Members representing decision-makers from the Tier-1, Tier-2 and Tier-3 are meeting and networking in Oman.
The Carrier Members are getting together from Voice, Data, SMS, Mobile, VAS, Cable, Satellite, Data Centers and other related segments. All Middle East 2019 GCCM Member Delegates have full access to all meeting facilities, executive panel and knowledge sharing sessions and evening networking receptions. At the Submarine and digital cloud executive panel discussion and knowledge sharing discussion sessions, CC invites cloud and subsea cable companies to attend, meet and network while exploring business opportunities and show casing their latest solutions. Companies from various segments and telco eco-systems such as Submarine – Application – Content Providers – Cloud – Security – Data Storage – Mobile – Datacenters – Enterprises and other related segments are participating and meeting in one place.
|14:00–14:45||Executive Round-Table Discussion|
|Moderator:||Erik van Stokkom, CEO at VSC|
|Panellist:||Jamil AL Koussa, Senior Manager Capacity and Submarine Cables, BBG and G2A MC chairman at OMANTEL|
|15:30 – 16:15||Executive Round-Table Discussion|
|Moderator:||Erik van Stokkom, CEO at VSC|
|Panellist:||Marco Brandstaetter, Regional Director Middle East & Africa at DE-CIX Management GmbH|
Mundhir Al Raisi, Senior Manager, Service Delivery & Traffic Management – Wholesale at OMANTEL
|10:30–11:15||Executive Round Discussion Table|
|Moderator:||Erik van Stokkom, CEO at VSC|
|Panellist:||Dr. Ali Al Hashmi, Senior Manager, Network Design – Technology at OMANTEL|
|11:30–12:30||Executive Round Discussion Table|
|Moderator:||Lay Khuan Soh, Ambassador APAC Region at CC|
|Panellist:||Huda Al Habsi, Senior Advisor Technology at OMANTEL|
|Panellist:||Feng Yunxian (Irene Feng), Regional Operations Director at TikTok|
The dazzling Crowne Plaza® Muscat hotel looks across the turquoise waters of the Gulf of Oman from a lush clifftop in fashionable Qurum Heights. With a panoramic terrace, infinity pool and private beach, the hotel is just a 20-minute drive from Muscat International Airport and steps from Qurum Beach with its café-lined promenade. Oman’s main business and ministerial districts are 10 minutes away.
Special Rate: We have arranged special contingent rates with the Crowne Plaza Muscat.
**City-View room (Single Occupancy) == OMR 90.00 NET per room including buffet breakfast & internet
**City-View room (Double Occupancy) == OMR 100.000 NET per room including buffet breakfast & internet
To book your room please fill out the Hotel Form below and send it directly to the Hotel.
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Visitors to Oman must obtain a visa prior to travel unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries. All visitors must hold a passport valid for 6 months.
Citizens of the following countries do not require a visa to visit Oman:
• Saudi Arabia
• United Arab Emirates
Citizens of the following 71 countries and territories, may obtain a single or multiple entry eVisa:
European Union - All European Union citizens
New Zealand1 2
If you are a Citizen of any other country not listed above please contact below agents who can assist with obtaining Oman visa:
• Suresh Shankar •
Senior Executive - Tours
Bahwan Travel Services
P.O.Box 282, Muscat, PC-113,
Sultanate of Oman
Tel- Off: +968 24654143 (Direct Number)
GSM: +968 95063685 Fax: +968 24659762
Email: [email protected]
• Malinda Ranasinghe •
Asst. Manager - Inbound Tours
PO Box 629, Postal Code 100, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman
Mobile +968 9558 4637 | Tel +968 2479 6680 ext 155 | Fax +968 2479 6690 |
Email : [email protected]
URL : www.mezoondmc.com II www.mezoontravel.com
Division of Omzest Group: www.omzest.com
* Please note that we don't take any liability for the provided information. In order to get more information please contact the Embassy of Oman or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in your country.
WHAT TO DO IN MUSCAT ?
Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque – Muscat’s most magnificent religious building and the only mosque in Oman to open its doors to tourists, the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque is one of the city’s most popular attractions. Built in the Ghubrah suburb back in 2001, the landmark building is an impressive feat of contemporary Islamic architecture and one of the largest mosques in the Gulf, with the 40,000-square-meter grounds able to accommodate an incredible 20,000 worshippers at one time. The mosque is open from 8:00 am to 11:00 am for non-Muslims every day except Friday. Men and women must dress conservatively in long trousers and covered shoulders. Women must also cover their hair.
Nizwa – the largest city in Ad Dakhiliyah Region in Oman and was the capital of Oman proper. Nizwa is about 140 km (1.5 hours) from Muscat. The population is estimated at around 72,000 people, including the two areas of Burkat Al Mooz and Al-Jabel Al-Akhdar.
Nizwa is one of the oldest cities in Oman and it was once a center of trade, religion, education, and art. Its Jama (grand mosque) was formerly a center for Islamic learning. The birthplace of Younis Al-Riyami, Nizwa acquired its importance because it has been an important meeting point at the base of the Western Hajar Mountains.
Royal Opera House Muscat – Oman’s premier venue for musical arts and culture. The opera house is located in the Shati Al-Qurm district of Muscat on Sultan Qaboos Street. Built on the royal orders of Sultan Qaboos of Oman, the Royal Opera House reflects unique contemporary Omani architecture and has a capacity to accommodate a maximum of 1,100 people. The opera house complex consists of a concert theatre, auditorium, formal landscaped gardens, cultural market with retail, luxury restaurants and an art center for musical, theatrical and operatic productions.
Bait Al Zubair – Bait Al Zubair is a cultural foundation that was originally a private museum that opened its doors to the public in 1998. Bait Al Zubair Museum is located in the old city of Muscat. It displays and houses some of the greatest Omani artifacts and collectibles, including a group of conventional weapons, jewelry, clothing, household items and some old models representing Omani rural and urban environments. It was funded by the Al Zubair family. The museum’s collection of artifacts and displays is considered as the finest that is privately owned.
Wadi Al Abriyeen – Located in the Al Sharqiyah region. Wadi Al Arbaeen or Wadi Al Arabieen, is one of the most beautiful wadis in Oman. It features four villages on the side of both of its banks. These villages are famous for planting palm trees, bananas, mango, and lemon trees. This wadi has several freshwater pools, waterfalls, lakes, and rocky areas.
Museum of Illusions – Enter the fascinating world of illusion which will trick your confidence in senses, but amaze you by doing it; the world that will confuse you completely. The Museum of Illusion in Oman brings you a space suitable both for social and entertaining tours into the world of illusions which has delighted all generations. It’s a perfect place for new experiences and fun. Amusing and awesome tricks will teach you about vision, perception, the human brain, and science so it will be easier to perceive why your eyes see things that your brain can not understand.
Mutrah Souq – Al Dhalam (Darkness in Arabic) Souq is the local name for the Muttrah Souq. The Muttrah Souq is perhaps one of the oldest marketplaces in the Arab world. It is located adjacent to the harbor of the port of Muscat and has seen immense trade in the age of sail, being strategically located on the way to India and China. It has been named after darkness because of the crowded stalls and lanes where the sunrays do not infiltrate during the day and the shoppers need lamps to know their destinations.
Qurum Beach – This beach lies in the AlQurm Area in the heart of Muscat and extends over a large area. A number of large hotel chains are built next to it, such as Hotel Muscat InterContinental and Crowne Plaza. This beach is considered one of the busiest in Muscat due to its location near shopping centers and restaurants. Walking enthusiasts can enjoy the boardwalk along the beach and then rest on the numerous chairs and umbrellas that dot the beach.
Free WiFI is widely available in all coffee shops, restaurants, malls, etc. But you need a local sim card for that since you will need to receive a code by SMS to log in. You had no option to choose different numbers than a local Omani phone number.
Most visits to Oman are trouble-free.
You should maintain a high level of security awareness and take care in public places and on the roads. Avoid large crowds and demonstrations.