About the Event

Connections invites our luxury buyer members to meet with exceptional hotels, boutique properties, experience providers and destination management companies from Oman.

We invite you to experience Oman in the Connections Way. Enhanced with live, local, authentic experiences, the event will highlight Oman as the luxury eco-destination in a region of opulence, while celebrating its rich culture and ancient history at the same time.

When & Where

21 - 24

Muscat
Muscat

Sponsors and Partners

Agenda

Sunday, 21st November

Informal Cocktail Reception hosted by Al Bustan, sponsored by Oman Ministry of Heritage and Tourism

Duration: 2.5 hours

Location: Al Bustan Palace, Muscat

Monday, 22nd November

Breakfast

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Location: Al Bustan Palace, Muscat

Opening Welcome

Duration: 1 hour

Location: Al Bustan Palace, Muscat

Meet at the supplier’s table and choose a Connections Experience

Duration: 45 minutes

Location: Al Bustan Palace, Muscat

These activities are intended to act as an enhancement to the tabletop introductory meetings. As soon as you meet, we encourage you to try an activity together. However, the choice is yours!

Meet at the supplier’s table and choose a Connections Experience

Duration: 45 minutes

Location: Al Bustan Palace, Muscat

These activities are intended to act as an enhancement to the tabletop introductory meetings. As soon as you meet, we encourage you to try an activity together. However, the choice is yours!

Coffee Break

Duration: 30 minutes

Location: Al Bustan Palace, Muscat

Meet at the supplier’s table and choose a Connections Experience

Duration: 45 minutes

Location: Al Bustan Palace, Muscat

These activities are intended to act as an enhancement to the tabletop introductory meetings. As soon as you meet, we encourage you to try an activity together. However, the choice is yours!

ConnecTALKS: Future of Travel in the Middle East

Duration: 45 minutes

Location: Al Bustan Palace, Muscat

With special guests Her Excellency Maitha Al Mahrouqi of Oman Ministry of Heritage & Tourism, and Clive Jacobs of Jacobs Media Group.

Lunch hosted by Al Bustan Palace

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Location: Al Bustan Palace, Muscat

Transfer to Marina Bandar Al Rawdha, sponsored by Afaq Travel and Tourism

Duration: 45 minutes

Meet at the supplier’s table and choose a Connections Experience

Duration: 30 minutes

Location: Marina Bandar Al Rawdha

These activities are intended to act as an enhancement to the tabletop introductory meetings. As soon as you meet, we encourage you to try an activity together. However, the choice is yours!

Meet at the supplier’s table and choose a Connections Experience

Duration: 30 minutes

Location: Marina Bandar Al Rawdha

These activities are intended to act as an enhancement to the tabletop introductory meetings. As soon as you meet, we encourage you to try an activity together. However, the choice is yours!

Coffee Break

Duration: 30 minutes

Location: Marina Bandar Al Rawdha

Meet at the supplier’s table and choose a Connections Experience

Duration: 30 minutes

Location: Marina Bandar Al Rawdha

These activities are intended to act as an enhancement to the tabletop introductory meetings. As soon as you meet, we encourage you to try an activity together. However, the choice is yours!

Meet at the supplier’s table and choose a Connections Experience

Duration: 30 minutes

Location: Marina Bandar Al Rawdha

These activities are intended to act as an enhancement to the tabletop introductory meetings. As soon as you meet, we encourage you to try an activity together. However, the choice is yours!

Transfer to Al Bustan & free time, sponsored by Afaq Travel and Tourism

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Location: Day Two

Transfer to W Hotel

Duration: 30 minutes

Informal cocktail reception hosted by W Hotel

Duration: 30 minutes

Location: W Hotel

Dinner hosted by W Hotel, sponsored by Oman Ministry of Heritage and Tourism

Duration: 2 hours

Location: W Hotel

Transfer from W Hotel to Al Bustan Palace, sponsored by Afaq Travel and Tourism

Duration: 30 minutes

Tuesday, 23rd November

Breakfast

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Location: Al Bustan Palace, Muscat

Transfer from Al Bustan to Bait Al Zubair provided by Afaq Travel and Tourism

Duration: 35 minutes

Welcome Briefing

Duration: 10 minutes

Location: Bait Al Zubair

Meet at the supplier’s table and choose a Connections Experience

Duration: 30 minutes

Location: Bait Al Zubair

These activities are intended to act as an enhancement to the tabletop introductory meetings. As soon as you meet, we encourage you to try an activity together. However, the choice is yours!

Meet at the supplier’s table and choose a Connections Experience

Duration: 30 minutes

Location: Bait Al Zubair

These activities are intended to act as an enhancement to the tabletop introductory meetings. As soon as you meet, we encourage you to try an activity together. However, the choice is yours!

Coffee Break

Duration: 30 minutes

Location: Bait Al Zubair

Meet at the supplier’s table and choose a Connections Experience

Duration: 30 minutes

Location: Bait Al Zubair

These activities are intended to act as an enhancement to the tabletop introductory meetings. As soon as you meet, we encourage you to try an activity together. However, the choice is yours!

Meet at the supplier’s table and choose a Connections Experience

Duration: 30 minutes

Location: Bait Al Zubair

These activities are intended to act as an enhancement to the tabletop introductory meetings. As soon as you meet, we encourage you to try an activity together. However, the choice is yours!

Transfer to Shangri-La, sponsored by Afaq Travel and Tourism

Duration: 30 minutes

Location:

Welcome to Shangri-La and ConnecTALKS

Duration: 30 minutes

Location: Shangri-La

Lunch hosted by Shangri-La, sponsored by Oman Ministry of Heritage and Tourism

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Location: Shangri-La

Meet at the supplier’s table and choose a Connections Experience

Duration: 45 minutes

Location: Shangri-La

These activities are intended to act as an enhancement to the tabletop introductory meetings. As soon as you meet, we encourage you to try an activity together. However, the choice is yours!

Meet at the supplier’s table and choose a Connections Experience

Duration: 45 minutes

Location: Shangri-La

These activities are intended to act as an enhancement to the tabletop introductory meetings. As soon as you meet, we encourage you to try an activity together. However, the choice is yours!

Coffee Break

Duration: 30 minutes

Location: Shangri-La

Meet at the supplier’s table and choose a Connections Experience

Duration: 45 minutes

Location: Shangri-La

These activities are intended to act as an enhancement to the tabletop introductory meetings. As soon as you meet, we encourage you to try an activity together. However, the choice is yours!

Meet at the supplier’s table and choose a Connections Experience

Duration: 45 minutes

Location: Shangri-La

These activities are intended to act as an enhancement to the tabletop introductory meetings. As soon as you meet, we encourage you to try an activity together. However, the choice is yours!

Transfer to Al Bustan sponsored by Afaq Travel & Tourism & free time

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Location:

Transfer to Closing Dinner sponsored by Afaq Travel and Tourism

Duration: 30 minutes

Location: Shangri-La

Closing Dinner at Shangri-La

Duration: 3 hours

Location: Shangri-La

Transfer from Shangri-La to Al Bustan sponsored by Afaq Travel & Tourism

Duration: 30 minutes

Wednesday, 24th November

Check-out & Optional FAM Trips

In Conversation with Her Excellency

In October 2020, Connections Head of Marketing & Communications Gemma Fitchett talks to Her Excellency Maitha Al Mahrouqi, Undersecretary for Oman Ministry of Heritage & Tourism about the status in Oman and the GCC.

Dress Code

Dressing conservatively is appreciated, with clothing that covers knees and shoulders are required for men and women.

Men are advised to wear long-sleeved tops and pants.
Shorts are acceptable, although long pants are more preferred.
Men’s tops and t-shirts must cover their shoulders.

Women are advised to wear loose clothing.
Shoulders and arms must covered at all times.
Avoid wearing strapless tops and dresses.
Dresses and skirts should be knee-length or longer.
Wearing long pants is also acceptable.

Women are also advised to carry a shawl at all times to use for covering your hair, especially when visiting religious and conservative areas.

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