World Travel Awards success for Oman Air

Oman Air was named the “Middle East’s Leading Airline: Business Class” and “Middle East’s Leading Airline: Economy Class” at the recent 2019 World Travel Awards Middle East ceremony held at Warner Bros World in Abu Dhabi.
Updated 06 May 2019
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World Travel Awards success for Oman Air

Oman Air was named the “Middle East’s Leading Airline: Business Class” and “Middle East’s Leading Airline: Economy Class” at the recent 2019 World Travel Awards Middle East ceremony held at Warner Bros World in Abu Dhabi.

The airline’s in-flight magazine “Wings of Oman” won the “Middle East’s Leading Inflight Magazine” award. 

Oman Air’s business class has been awarded the title every year since 2016 (as well as in 2014), and its economy class has won the title for six years running — from 2014 through to 2019. 

Abdul Aziz bin Saud Al-Raisi, CEO of Oman Air, said: “Winning three categories of the prestigious World Travel Awards is a remarkable achievement for Oman Air, especially when we were pitted against some of the world’s largest airlines. These wins are very important to Oman Air as they indicate that our staff are continually raising the bar in service excellence to provide a safe and wonderfully enjoyable flying experience for our guests.”

He added: “Although the category of “Leading Inflight Magazine” was previously a part of the World Travel Awards, this is the first time the same category was included in the WTA Middle East. And we are delighted to be the first winner in this new category.”


Alinma CEO shares leadership insights at Cambridge event

Alinma Bank CEO Abdulmohsen Al-Fares was a featured speaker at the recent Cambridge Islamic Finance Leadership Program.
Updated 21 July 2019
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Alinma CEO shares leadership insights at Cambridge event

Alinma Bank CEO Abdulmohsen Al-Fares was a featured speaker at the recent Cambridge Islamic Finance Leadership Program (IFLP), held at the University of Cambridge,  outside of London in the UK.
Al-Fares, who was named CEO of the Year by the Global Islamic Finance Awards, which is a program affiliate of Cambridge IFLP, spent more than an hour discussing his career in Islamic finance, his role in the establishment and growth of Alinma Bank, and his views on leadership and the vital importance of Islamic banking.
“It was indeed an honor to be asked to speak at such a worthwhile event, organized by a quality organization like Cambridge IFLP,” said Al-Fares. “The work they are doing truly supports banks like Alinma and others in the industry; and I feel strongly that with time, Islamic banking and finance will emerge as a fully-fledged alternative to conventional banking. I am, therefore, always pleased to support those organizations and individuals working toward this mission.”
Al-Fares thanked the organizers and lauded them for their efforts to enhance the profile of Islamic banking and finance.
Cambridge IFLP annually brings together 35-50 middle and upper managers from Islamic banking and finance institutions across the world. Over the course of a five-day intensive workshop held on the campus of the University of Cambridge, participants receive lectures on technical aspects of the industry, engage in group activities, and listen to lectures from experts and thought leaders within the industry.