1001 Events DMC Oman

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Established more than 10 years ago, 1001 Events is one of the leading Destination Management Companies in Oman . We have a great hardworking team and strong relationships with both our clients and our suppliers which gives us buying power and makes us competitive. We are with you every step of the way and always strive to show you the best of Oman within you and your clients' budgets. If you have not worked with us before, we would be delighted to be given the chance to work with you and for those of you who have, welcome back!

Short Bio Agnelo Fernandes - Oman

I started my career in hospitality in Goa, India where I first experienced my passion for the industry. I am a goal oriented professional who thrives on developing new business opportunities and deepening existing business relationships.

Prior to starting the company, I managed very successfully, for a large number of years, a leading DMC in Dubai. With 25 years of experience in the travel industry, I founded 1001 Events in 2004. My success as an entrepreneur continued with the expansion of the company, opening the branch office in Muscat, Oman and more recently with the expansion into Abu Dhabi office, in February 2014.

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1001 Events DMC
Office in Oman

One Thousand & One Nights Tourism LLC
Office 28 & 29, Hattat House
Ruwi, Sultanate of Oman
Phone: +968 2 456 6274

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You will find information about our destinations on the following pages: Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Oman. On these pages you will find the more details about us and our offices.

 Testimonial

Testimonial 1001 events:

I would like to congratulate Agnelo Fernandes and all his team for the great collaboration we have just experienced with them during the organization of our event. All in all, it has been a great pleasure to work with 1001 Events who have fully met our expectations and became a real partner for us in the organization of our Seminar!
Once again, many thanks to all the team!
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What makes Oman a great destination

 Why Oman:
The desert divides Oman from its Arabian neighbors and the Sultanate of Oman is truly an oasis, simply stunning. With white sandy beaches, the Arabian sea, the Persian gulf, big mountains, the dunes of the desert and lone islands, Oman will tempt you with its beauty.

Here you can still see turtles nestling in the sand, go off-roading through river beds and mountain tracks, dip in wadis with the locals, visit the village markets and dive to see the most amazing fish.

Hotels are amazing and restaurants serve fresh seafood under star-lit skies.

At 1001 events we would be delighted to assist with the best team building and dinner activities you can find in Oman. It has all the ingredients for a perfect incentive destination.

 Incentive program idea

Program idea Oman:
We have added an incentive program idea for  Oman. Please have a look at it if you are curious about the possibilities for events in Oman. If you have specific questions, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Day 1 - Arrival at Oman International Airport
Arrival to Muscat (flight timings tba)
Upon arrival at the Muscat International Airport, guests proceed directly to the visa counter to collect their visas and thereafter proceed to the Immigration counter where they will be met by the 1001 Events Representative
who will assist them to clear the formalities and customs.

Visa Formalities for Oman
All Nationalities require a visa to Oman and it is essential that we receive passport details of all travelers at least 03 weeks prior to arrival. With these details in hand, visas will be obtained in advance and, on arrival, the
original Oman Visas will be handed over to the Tour Leader at Muscat International Airport, before immigration, for distribution within the group. The guest will have to produce the original Oman visa and passport to the
immigration. The immigration formalities are simple and quick.
Cost for the visa charged per person (non‐ refundable incase of cancellation by the immigration authority)

Meet, Greet & Assist
Upon arrival at the airport, guests will be met by our 1001 Events representatives at the terminal and assisted through the visa procedures at the airport till the luggage collection.
Our meet & assist service includes:
 Welcoming guests upon arrival at the terminal
 Assistance with Immigration Formalities.
 Support with luggage collection & customs formalities
 Escort guests through the airport to awaiting vehicles

Optional: Porterage at the airport
Once the guest will identify his / her luggage, the Porter will place it on the trolley. Once we have the luggage collected, the porters will take it to the coach compartment.

 

Arrival Transfer
Please note: Depending on the no. of pax, these transfers are based on the hire of 02 units of 45 seater coach.
Rate mentioned is Inclusive of driver, vehicle and fuel.
(Transfer hire duration is 1.5 hour from the time of landing).
Transfer duration:
Approximately 45 minutes from Muscat International Airport to Shangri‐La Hotel
Approximately 25 minutes from Muscat International Airport to the other hotels in the city

Optional Traditional Arabic Welcome at Check‐in
Up on arrival at the hotel the group will be welcomed by 02 Omani Ladies traditionally attired with rose‐water
sprinklers and frankincense burners. Sprinkling of Rose water is a traditional Omani way of welcoming guests
and frankincense is a daily ritual in Omani life when entering a home.
With the music of an Oud player (Traditional Omani music), the atmosphere is complete & says a very warm
welcome to guests in their first hours in Muscat.

Alternatively we can organize for an Omani band with dancers and drummers to perform in front of the hotel entrance during their arrival.

Day 2: Morning Muscat City tour – Lunch – Dinner in a Omani House

Morning Half day Muscat City Tour

Muscat offers the visitors a unique opportunity to witness a modern city existing in harmony with its traditional culture. The tour winds through the Oman's exclusive residential area of Shati Al Qurum with its elegant villas and arrive at the Grand Mosque at what may be the most exquisite mosque in Oman.

The Tour continues towards the Muscat Road at the Muscat Gate. Winding through the visit to the Bait Al Zubair Museum, The Mattrah souk and visit to the Fort of
Jalalai and Mirani and Al Alam Palace (from Outside).

The Museum consists of a concise collection reflecting the splendid Omani Heritage. The Collection includes traditional Omani Weapons such as swords, daggers, rifles & their accessories, along with jewellery, cosmetics & costumes from various regions of Oman. We then proceed to the latest addition of Bait Al Zubair Museum the typical Omani Town House (optional) that graphically depicts the lifestyles in Oman between the 1920's and 1970. The visitor can now see examples of both rural and urban traditional Omani architecture. The recently renovated and restored historic Omani town house at Bait Al Zubair enables you to step back in time and experience how people lived and also give them a rare glimpse of photographs, prints and maps detailing the changing face of Muscat, the capital of Oman.

Note:
Grand Mosque is open from Saturday to Thursdays from 0800 – 1100 hrs only.
• Ladies visiting the mosque are required to cover their head with scarf and do not wear shorts, beach wear or sleeveless outfits as they are to be fully covered.
• Men are also to be full covered.
• Slip on shoes recommended

Day 02: Morning Muscat City tour – Lunch – Dinner in a Omani House

Morning Half day Muscat City Tour

As a welcome at the Museum we can arrange for a nice set‐up including 02 persons serving Coffee, Tea, Dates and soft drinks to the guests at the entrance of the museum. (Optional) Optional demonstration of local handicrafts

We can arrange for an Omani Kumma (hat) tailor and a Silver Khanjar handicraftsman to show their traditions and explain the guests how these local symbols of Oman are produced. Oman is a nation of fisherman and the nets for fishing are still produced by hand. We can arrange for a demonstration of the local traditions and customs in the Palm house at the Bait al Zubair Museum.

Mattrah Souk: We continue our visit to the Mattrah Souk one of the most popular souks in the Middle East. Take a walk in its labyrinthine alleyways beckoning with a myriad of merchandise, from imported fabrics to exotic Oriental spices, perfumes and richly handcrafted Artifacts. A visit to this frenetic, pulsating hub of Muscat's old quarter makes for a delightful experience.

We continue our visit to the magnificent Al Alam Palace, the official residence of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said the ruler of Oman. It is a ceremonial focus and symbol of Oman's Renaissance. The palace is an architectural marvel for both its design and its location between the twin Portuguese forts Mirani and Jalali (A brief photograph stop from outside only).

Morning Muscat City tour – Lunch – Dinner in a Omani House

Non‐Exclusive Lunch at Mumtaz Mahal Indian Restaurant
Be it in the day or at night, the view from the restaurant has got to be one of the best in Muscat. The restaurant
is located on a manmade hillock & overlooks part of the sea and the city area. An artificial waterfall flows right
from the top and into the park area. The group will then proceed indoors for one of the best Indian lunches
available in Muscat. (Dress code: Smart casual – No shorts)

Optional: Guests can have a 01 hour beverage package (House Red and White Wine, Beer, soft drinks and water)

After Lunch, the guests will return back to the hotel

 Morning Muscat City tour – Lunch – Dinner in a Omani House

Dinner

Exclusive Dinner in a local Omani House
We would arrange for the group to have a traditional dinner in a still functioning old house in Muscat. Beautifully preserved and being a real home to residence, this is a unique insight into how the locals live. The
house lies in the village of Sidab & has been renovated by the owner, who lives in the house. Here, guests will witness an authentic Omani house from the inside.

On arrival the group will enjoy the welcome drink. Dinner would be supplied by a caterer and we would arrange for low key atmospheric music to play in the background. A good time for the group to relax and catch up on the excitement of the day, while enjoying a delicious traditional meal. We can also arrange a calligrapher to script the guest's names and for local artisans to perform their handicrafts like silver jewellery, leather products or wood carving.

Optional: Traditional Omani Oud and Tablah (Omani drums) Player will add to the true Omani feeling. We could also cater for a calligrapher.
* Kindly note that this option is subject to availability

After dinner, the guests will be transferred back to the hotel

Day 3: Full day Nizwa & Wadi Tour including BBQ lunch – Dinner at the Turtle Beach Area

Full day Nizwa & Wadi tour with BBQ lunch on the Mountain

07:00 – 17:30 : We drive along the famous route once traveled by renowned travelers like Ibn Battuta and
Marco Polo, to Nizwa. It is the traditional capital of the vast interior region of Oman.

Behind them, the impressive New Souq complex has been sensitively designed using Omani fort architecture and elegant Islamic arches. The air‐conditioned halls of this souq are full of fresh fruit and vegetables, herbs and spices, huge stacks of dates and freshly caught fish. This is still the best place to buy traditional silver "Khanjars" (hand‐ carved Omani daggers) and Bedouin jewellery, where silver is still sold by weight. At the far end and through the gate, we come to the path which leads up to Nizwa Fort. The 17th century round tower fort nearby is Oman's most impressive tower. Built on a solid base of rock, the huge tower was designed to withstand the vibrations of 24 cannons. From the top, a superb panoramic view gives visitors a bird's eye view all around Nizwa and the surrounding plains ‐ a sure delight for all avid photographers!

From here the guests will proceed to Al Hamra. The town of Al Hamra sits over 600 metres above sea level and yet rising another 2400 meters above the town is Oman's highest peak "Jebel Shams" which pierces the sky at over 3000 meters. The slopes of this dramatic peak, which fall away towards Al Hamra, are cut through with a number of Wadis.

Guests will enjoy a lovely lunch at the mountain top and then drive down towards Wadi Bani Awf. Be prepared for the adventure, crossing the Hajjar Mountains. Driving on the mountain is a very interesting section for thrill lovers. Indeed, nothing prepares you for what's in store when you arrive at this splendid getaway after enduring a bone‐jarring ride for the better part of an hour. Springing into view in the breathtaking sight of the Hajjars in all their magnificent grandeur. Oman's unspoilt beauty unfurls in a rich tapestry of craggy peaks and rock scapes threaded by wadis as far as the eye can see.

Bilad Sayt, a scenic oasis settlement, can be seen at the bottom of the gorge that plunges just beyond the rocky summit of Sharfat Al Alamayn. It is cool and blustery even at the mid‐day, with white cottony clouds hovering just overhead on this delightful promontory called Sharfat Al Alamayn. On a clear day, visitors can enjoy vistas of picturesque Wadi Bani Awf, pass through the lush farm land, watch the roaming camels as you travel towards the distant peaks of the Hajjar range which rise to more than 1000meters.

Guests will then return to the hotel

Full day Nizwa & Wadi Tour including BBQ lunch – Dinner at the Turtle Beach Area

Dinner at the Turtle Beach Area (Shangri‐La Hotel)

Exclusive dinner at the Turtle Beach Area (Shangri‐La)
The guests will be welcomed at the entrance of the dinner venue with a glass of sparkling wine or Red and
White wine. Background music will be played which will create an atmosphere and beginning of the evening. A
lovely BBQ buffet dinner wile b displayed with a variety of items for the guests to choose from. Guests will have
a 02 Hours beverage package (beer, house wine, standard spirits, soft drinks and water).
*Optional: Sea food BBQ Dinner can also be organized which will fit as a sea‐food theme dinner on the Dhow
Beach area.

Guests can have a 02 Hours beverage package (beer, house wine, standard spirits, soft drinks and water). (OPTIONAL)

Overnight at the chosen hotel

Day 04: Dolphin watching & snorkeling with BBQ lunch on a secluded Beach –

Full day Dolphin Watching tour & Beach activities

08:00‐16:00‐ Dolphin Watching Tour, Beach activities and BBQ lunch at the Bandar Al khairan

The group will depart from the hotel and transfer to Marina Bandar Rowdah. From there they will then board the speed boats and proceed for the dolphin watching trip for two hours. Watching wild dolphins is a thrilling way to start the day and the lucky may even come across one of the many species of whales that can be found just a few kilometers from Muscat's rugged coast. Not every trip guarantees a sighting, but you are sure to enjoy a trip out to sea and enhance your knowledge of nature's most fascinating marine mammals.

NB – The above trips is subject to weather conditions and we will use a number of boats for the above trip –
depending on the availability of boats.

Optional Coconut Surprise during Dolphin Watching

As a special surprise the group will go to the bay of a local fisherman village where two local fisher boats will come along and serve the guests fresh Omani Coconut drinks. This will be a unique encounter will the local culture and add to their experience

The guests will then proceed to the Bandar Khairan which is 30 minutes by boat. On arrival to the beach the guests can relax and enjoy optional beach activities such as snorkeling and Kayaking.

The waters around Muscat are perfect for snorkeling. The shallow parts of the reef are the ideal location for a relaxing swim with mask, snorkel and fins to watch the abundant marine life below. The calm waters of our bay provide the ideal environment for both beginners and more experienced paddlers.
The guests will enjoy the BBQ lunch and relaxation at the beach. After lunch the guests will return back to the chosen Hotel at 16h45.
They will have time for relaxation until the dinner.

Optional Water & Beach activities:
• Kayaking
• Banana Boat
• Beach Volley Ball

Day 4:  Dolphin watching & snorkeling with BBQ lunch on a secluded Beach –

Dinner in Left Bank Restaurant

Left Bank is located on a manmade hillock facing the sea. It is a contemporary lounge, bar, dining restaurant and more. Think of it as a stylish meeting place which combines relaxed, informal comfort with a creative menu and drinks list and you are not too off the mark. The view from the restaurant of the lit up city is remarkable. The guests can be seated inside and outside on the terrace.

Optional: Guests can have a 02 hour beverage package (House Red and White Wine, Beer, Standard spirits, soft drinks and water)

Day 05: Wadi Bani Khalid & Desert Tour with lunch in the desert – Dinner in Sebalt Al Bustan

Wadi Bani Khalid & Desert Safari

08:30 – 19:00
We drive to Wadi Bani Khalid, one of the most beautiful wadis in Oman. Once we reach to the main road that takes us to Wadi Bani Khalid, we will board the awaited
4WD which will drive us to the Wadi. After driving for a while the road winds through the mountain offering a panoramic view of the beautiful landscape below. We
pass many pretty villages embedded in the mountains. Here the road winds down to the wadi alongside a large, shallow pool fringed with vegetation and ends at a
village. We park our vehicle at this point and continue on a short trek to the deep blue pools of the wadi.

After the swim the group will have a picnic lunch at the wadi before heading to the desert. Following lunch at the Wadi and sometime enjoying the beauty of the surrounding, the group will be lead to the Wahiba Sands Desert for an afternoon of Desert Adventure!

The Wahiba Sands, a vast mass of undulating red and white sea of sand and dunes rising up to 100 metres are also host to a variety of flora and fauna. The ever‐ changing patterns of the dunes are a photographer's delight. The Wahiba Sands is also home to the traditional Bedouins tribe who are known for their hospitality and their knowledge of the Sands. At the Wahiba Sands, our experienced driver will take the guests on a roller coaster drive through the Dunes. The guests will then have the possibility of optional Desert activities

Day 5: Wadi Bani Khalid & Desert Tour with lunch in the desert – Dinner in Sebalt Al Bustan

Wadi Bani Khalid & Desert Safari

Dune Bashing
Our experienced safari drivers will take the guests on a roller coaster ride through the massive desert. Kindly note that the group will be divided into 02 batches with 50 pax each.

Quad Biking (Optional)
By far the most exciting thing on 4 wheels, Dune buggies is a rush like no other. Whether you're speeding through an obstacle course on a 6 speed automatic buggies, or taking it easy on a manual one,
Dune Buggies is guaranteed to knock your hats off! The trails and twists through sand and bush, steep climbs and adrenaline pumping descents all add to the feeling
of adventure. Bringing pedal to the metal, you can try to explore the limits of coordination between a man and his machine or just take it easy and enjoy the
desolate yet breathtaking beauty of the desert landscape.

Camel Ride (Optional)
After enjoying your time with the desert activities, we will have lunch at the Desert Camp. There will be set up furnished with cushions & carpets.
Kindly note that each guest can enjoy a 15min Camel Ride

After the activities, guests will enjoy a delicious lunch in the desert before the return back to Muscat.

Day 05: Wadi Bani Khalid & Desert Tour with lunch in the desert – Dinner in Sebalt Al Bustan

Exclusive Dinner at the Seblat Al Bustan (Al Bustan Palace Hotel) At the entrance of Seblat Al Bustan, guests will be greeted by Omani folkloric band upon arrival; guests will be welcomed and greeted by the local Omani artists with enchanting instrumental music. This will create the image of the evening. A folkloric dance will start performing while guest are enjoying their lovely traditional Arabic buffet dinner. To give the feeling of the Arabic touch, an Oud player will play some master pieces of the Omani traditional music. The Music, show and décor of the place will take us back to the old days where Bedouins use to sit and enjoy their dinner. The hotel grounds will be set‐up as a miniature of the Bedouin style living before modernization. In the olden days Bedouins use to stay in tents, carpets and cushions. Set‐up will include Arabic tents, carpets, cushions, low height tables. Bread making and pottery making demonstrations along with henna tattoos and handicrafts will be on display for the guests to experience. Guests can purchase traditional silver items or handmade clay items. This will experience a typical Omani culture and lifestyle and will be an evening to remember.

After their dinner, guests will be transferred back to the chosen hotel

Overnight at chosen Muscat hotel

Day 6: Departure

Check out

Departure transfer to Muscat International airport
Please note: This transfer is based on the hire of 02 units of 45 seater coaches. Rate mentioned is Inclusive of driver, vehicle and fuel.
(Transfer hire duration is 1.5 hour from the time of landing).

1001 Events Assistance at Departure
1001 Events organizers will assist the guests with departure proceedings and be with the group up to departure to provide assistance for any issues that may arise.  

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 More about 1001 events in Oman

You and your clients are what our business is about. That's why we deliver a top experience from your first email, through the proposal, through the adaptations, through operations and after care. At 1001 Events we have experience with large groups, small groups of VIPs, large conferences, events and incentives.

From start to finish, we are your reliable and efficient partner every step of the way. We help you and your clients with the planning, devising the best strategy, organizing excellent site inspections, superb ground operations, all to help you confirm the file with your client . We have the same goals as you, "Make the client happy so you get return business".

Our professional team will keep a close eye on all aspects and will work with you to create the perfect event.

We specialise in MICE, VIP Groups, Special Groups, Luxury Travel, Conferences, Meetings, Special Interest Groups, Cruises, Shore Excursions, Corporate Travel, Hotel Bookings, Gala dinners and Fine Dining in whole of Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Oman.

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