2nd edition of Layali Ramadan one of the most popular Ramadan events in the country

Layali Ramadan returns even bigger and better at the Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre! - English (download here)

Layali Ramadan returns even bigger and better at the Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre! - Arabic (download here)

Muscat, 13 May 2018: The Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre (OCEC) is organising the 2nd edition of Layali Ramadan, one of the most popular Ramadan events in the country. OCEC aims to bring back the successful elements from the last year’s event along with an additional array of activities in the newly opened convention centre section including the two new ballrooms.

Layali Ramadan’s key elements include - Iftar Layali, Souq Layali, Food Layali and Sports Layali. The event will take place from 17 May – 6 June 2018 at the Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre.

Iftar Layali is specifically for corporate bookings with dedicated private spaces for from 20 to 1,000 guests. Five-star catering is provided by OCEC’s catering partner; the InterContinental Muscat, and a complimentary microphone and screen is provided for each corporate event.

Souq Layali is the place to shop at Ramadan – a market featuring Omani specialities, clothing, jewelry, accessories, handicrafts, perfumes, souvenirs and collectibles. Souq Layali will be open daily from the 1st to the 20th  day of Ramadan from 11am – 2pm and 8pm – 1am.

 A new addition to this year’s event is Food Layali, a vibrant food festival in the Concourse. Food Layali will be open to visitors from 24 May – 7 June between 6.30pm to 1am.

Escape the heat and come and join the Sports Layali at OCEC - activities and tournaments professionally managed within the Centre’s air-conditioned facilities. The event features Oman’s only indoor AstroTurf air-conditioned football pitch that is available to rent for corporate functions or just a game with friends. OCEC has you covered whether you are a fan of Football, Table Tennis or even PlayStation©. There will be a variety of attractions and rides for kids as well.

Trevor McCartney, General Manager of OCEC commented: “We are excited to introduce brand new areas of the Convention Centre with the launch of our Junior and Grand Ballrooms for  Ramadan this year!. We would like this event to be an occasion where all our guests can eat, shop, meet with friends and family and rejoice this Ramadan!”



Editor’s Notes

About OCEC

The Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre is located in its own fully integrated precinct only four kilometres from Muscat International Airport.  The design of the Centre ensures a flow of the meeting spaces to suit the most discerning conference and exhibition organisers. It also incorporates expansive concourse areas to enable ease of large delegations with floor to ceiling windows overlooking landscaped gardens and water features.

The Centre features two tiered auditoriums to seat 3,200 and 450, while the five exhibition halls feature 22,396 square metres of column-free exhibition space. Hall 1 acts as a multi-purpose space for plenary sessions, concerts, performances and gala dinners on a larger scale. Halls 1 & 2 combined can seat over 10,000 seated in theatre-style.

The Centre also includes an additional 20 meeting rooms for 25-360 delegates, a Grand Ballroom to seat up to 1,200 guests, a Junior Ballroom to seat up to 540 guests for a banquet, 10 hospitality suites, and a VIP Pavilion. In total the Centre offers over 55 meeting space options plus a multi-storey car park with a capacity for 4,000 vehicles.

The Precinct provides the infrastructure necessary to host successful international, regional and local events and is there for the enjoyment of delegates, visitors and the local community. The precinct includes a JW Marriott Hotel (five star) linked to the Convention Centre, Crowne Plaza Hotel (four star). A business park, surrounded by a nature reserve, which is a haven for Oman’s exotic birdlife, together with parklands and a wadi (valley) park, are also part of this picturesque precinct.

About AEG Ogden

AEG Ogden is part of AEG Facilities of the United States, a division of AEG, the world’s leading sports and live entertainment company. AEG Ogden manages venues throughout the Asia Pacific and Middle East, including convention and exhibition centres in Brisbane, Cairns, Darwin, Kuala Lumpur, Oman, and the ICC Sydney; Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane; and arenas including the Brisbane Entertainment Centre and adjacent Sports Centre, Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena, the Newcastle Entertainment Centre, Perth Arena, and Dubai Arena (opening April 2019). AEG Ogden is also the owner of National Basketball League (NBL) team, the Sydney Kings. More information aegogden.com. In addition, AEG Facilities operates the Los Angeles Convention Centre, Hawaii Convention Centre, and Puerto Rico Convention Centre. More information aegworldwide.com


Oman Tourism Development Company SAOC (Omran) drives the investment, growth and development of the rapidly growing tourism sector in the Sultanate of Oman. The company is the master developer of major tourism, heritage, urban and mixed-use projects, delivering some of nation’s most visionary and iconic destinations. As the leading executive government arm for tourism development, Omran has a proven track record of delivering tourism and related projects to a world-class standard, due to our core philosophy of sustainability, transparency and partnering with renowned regional and international investors.

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Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre

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