A duo of Al Mouj Muscat’s marina leisure operators are celebrating the news that they have been recognised as the ‘best of the best’ having scooped Traveler’s Choice Award status for 2020 on Trip Advisor.
Daymaniat Shells and Mola Mola Diving Center are the two marina-based small and medium enterprises (SMEs) whose reputations have been buoyed by this latest accolade, reflecting the hard work and dedication of their staff coupled with the package of business support provided by Al Mouj Muscat.
“We are delighted with the award particularly given it is granted to only ten per cent of attractions worldwide and has been achieved during difficult circumstances owing to the restrictions brought about by COVID-19 lockdown,” said Nasser bin Masoud al Sheibani, CEO of Al Mouj Muscat.
“The award reflects the fact that both of these enterprises have remained focused throughout, choosing to be agile and thinking laterally by introducing alternative product offers such as whale shark trips for example. They have as well made the most of the guidance, training and financial support given to them by the Al Mouj Marina SME programme, an ongoing initiative available to all of our SMEs that we are extremely proud of.”
The scheme was launched in 2018 to help SMEs working in marine tourism to deliver signature customer experiences at a consistently high level.
In addition, they benefit from marketing exposure across a number of digital platforms and in some cases, financial support.
Al Mouj Muscat is Oman’s leading integrated tourism complex (ITC) and a public-private venture between the UAE-based Majid al Futtaim Properties, Omran and Tanmia. Its 400-berth marina is a key focal point and leisure facility, providing residents as well as visitors from all over the world top quality ocean-based activities.
Al Mouj Marina is the largest yachting facility in the sultanate and holds the 5 Gold Anchor Award from the Yacht Harbour Association, a community which has evaluated marinas across the globe for over 25 years. It is committed to preserving the environment of the sultanate having collaborated with numerous environmental initiatives and world-leading research projects.