Press Release

OMRAN Group Cooperates with Spartan Arabia to Host Spartan Races in the Sultanate of Oman

27 September 2022

Oman Tourism Development Company (OMRAN
Group) has partnered with ‘Spartan Arabia’ to host Spartan races at several
prominent tourist attractions across the Sultanate of Oman. This comes as
part of the Group’s continued efforts to bring some of the world’s most
renowned sporting events and activities to the country. Such events draw in
a large number of contestants and spectators from all over the world and
contribute to the promotion and visibility of Oman as a prominent global
tourist destination.

Under the partnership, two Spartan races will be held in two different locations before
the end of the year, attracting adventure and challenge lovers from across the region.
Timed to coincide with Al Sarb (the spring season) and with the support of the Dhofar
Municipality, the Dhofar Governorate will host the first Spartan race on 14 October. The
second will be held in the Governorate of Muscat as part of the Oman World Cup
Program on 16 and 17 December.

The CEO of the OMRAN Group, Hashil bin Obaid Al Mahrouqi, commented on the
partnership, saying, “The partnership with Spartan Arabia embodies our efforts to
provide visitors and residents with diverse tourism products in line with the National
Tourism Strategy. Furthermore, these races represent the tireless efforts of several
parties in developing Oman’s sports tourism sector, which in turn contributes to the
promotion of various tourist destinations across the country and attracts visitors from
both inside and outside the Sultanate. This also further strengthens the tourism sector’s
role in achieving the goals of Oman Vision 2040.”

Rayyan Yacob Agha, Managing Director of Spartan Arabia, said, “Our vision is
to create a bright future for obstacle racing in the Sultanate of Oman, together
with OMRAN Group.

We are confident that the Spartan races will become one of the Sultanate’s premier
sporting events, inspiring both the local youth as well as tourists from all over the

The first Spartan race will take place in the Wilayat of Salalah, adjacent to Ad Dahariz
Beach, and is aimed at both individuals and families. It will feature several independent
races, including a Spartan Sprint – 5 km, 20-obstacles, and a Spartan Super – 10 km,
25-obstacles. There will also be three Spartan Kids races exclusively for children.
Those interested in participating can register via the Spartan’s website , no later than 12 October 2022. Registered participants will
have the opportunity to join complementary workout tours at the Khor Ad Dahariz
Beach on 30 September and 07 October 2022.

As part of its commitment to improving and enriching the tourism experiences offered
in Oman, the OMRAN Group continues to partner with a range of local, regional and
international institutions and authorities to identify priority projects and opportunities
that can contribute to the growth of the tourism sector.


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