MUSCAT, OMAN: In partnership with Al Maamari Tours, the Oman American Business Center (AmCham Oman) hosted its first ever family day on January 29, 2022 at Bait Al Ghasham Museum.  Professionals and business leaders from within the OABC membership enjoyed the opportunity to bring their entire families for a day out together. Attendees enjoyed a delicious Omani lunch and, following current health and safety guidelines, mingled and made new connections with other families.

Both OABC and Al Maamari Tours share the core value of conducting business in a sustainable way, considering the local population and helping to preserve the cultural heritage of Oman. “Inviting members and their families to visit the 200-year-old Bait Al Ghasham Museum was an excellent opportunity to introduce members to the fascinating and rich history of the building itself, traditionally a royal dwelling, as well as the local area,” says Jasmin Nutt, Managing Director at Maamari Tours. “We were also proud to connect with and support the local ecosystem, as the highlight of our day was the shared traditional meal, cooked by women from the surrounding village.”

“This was the very first time we’ve hosted an event for families instead of executives only,” says Rebecca Olson, Executive Director of the OABC. “The feedback has been great – people are ready to make new connections in person, and find the OABC community a safe and positive place to do so.  We’re thankful to Corporate Member Al Maamari Tours and Bait Al Ghasham for co-hosting this wonderful, historical, eye-opening experience for us all.”

Located in the Al Shal’li village in the town of Afi, a 50 minute drive from Muscat, the museum is open from Saturday to Thursday: 9 am to 2 pm, and Friday: 9 am to 12 pm.

As the official affiliate of the US Chamber of Commerce in Oman (AmCham Oman), the OABC promotes understanding, partnerships & other matters of mutual economic interest between business communities in Oman and the United States.

Formed in 2003, the OABC is the official affiliate of the US Chamber of Commerce in Oman. OABC’s mission is to foster the development of commercial activity between Oman and the United States. With more than 30 events annually and over 165 member companies, OABC is Oman’s most active business council and networking group.

Al Maamari Tours was founded in 2014 by Omani local entrepreneur Mr. Yasser Al Maamari who has more than 20 years of passionate experience about tourism in Oman. The team specializes in creating distinctive experiences and the aim is to satisfy all types of travelers’ curiosity by creating safe experiences from a local perspective and arrange hassle-free traveling.  The team of Al Maamari Tours is looking forward to connecting you to the spirit of Oman.

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