Best of Oman: Tourism Oman meet Wedding Planners in Mumbai

Luxurious Oman is looking forward to hosting many more Indian weddings in 2015 and 2016. On Monday this week, Tourism Oman’s Mumbai office hosted an evening for select wedding planners and travel specialists. Among those present were Sushil Wadhwa of Platinum World Weddings, Purvi and Ajay Modgil of F5 Weddings, Sneha Tejwani and Anisha Bathija of Occasionz Unlimited and Manoj Gopalani of Var Vadhu.

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Lubaina Sheerazi, India Representative, Tourism Oman

After the presentations by Mr Salim Al Mamari, Director General of Tourism Promotion and Mr Mohammed Al Riyami, Tourism Marketing Specialist and Lubaina Sheerazi, the India Representative the wedding and travel specialists interacted with board officials and representatives from different hotels in Oman. The conversations revolved around how Oman has become the preferred destination for discerning travelers seeking a distinctive experience that is unrivaled. Norman Eleazar of Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa (the 124 acre resort comprises three hotels and is sandwiched between the Gulf of Oman and the mountains) while interacting with Wedding Planners spoke about one of the biggest destination weddings they have hosted till date– a 3 day affair, the majority of guests totaling over 700 were from Gujarat, Mumbai and other parts of the world.

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Mostafa Abdelfattah (Six Senses Zighy Bay), Lubaina Sheerazi and Rami Farhat (Al Bustan Palace)

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Sneha Tejwani (Occasionz Unlimited), Lubaina Sheerazi, Anisha Bathija (Occasionz Unlimited) and Parthip Thyagarajan (WeddingSutra.com)

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Purvi and Ajay Modgil (F5 Weddings), Aman Bhatia and J. Manoj Dass (Tour Oman)

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Nomran Elezar (Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa), Lubaina Sheerazi and Aftab Syed (Millennium Resort)

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Sushil Wadhwa (Platinum World), Sneha Tejwani and Anisha Bathija (Occasionz Unlimited), Parthip Thyagarajan (WeddingSutra.com)

With its wonderful climate during winter, glorious mountains and a thousand-odd miles of seaside, many resorts in Oman make for a picture perfect wedding venue. Rami Farhat of Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz Carlton Hotel talked about how many well-heeled Indians are interested in this relatively undiscovered destination for both weddings and social events.  Aftab Syed of Millennium Resort Mussanah, spoke about how they are looking forward to hosting their first big Indian wedding later this year. Mostafa Abdelfattah from Six Senses Zighy Bay, the uber luxury resort on a sandy beach below the sheer Hajar Mountains spoke about how their all-villa resort is ‘the’ destination for those seeking an isolated beach setting and a resort with the most exemplary service. Built in the style of a traditional Omani village, Zighy Bay has villas constructed with local materials, and each comes with its own private pool and butler service.

To know more about Weddings in Oman visit https://www.weddingsutra.com/travel/oman_tourism.asp

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Our favorite places to stay in Oman

Photos Courtesy- Fotografia 9

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