Chairman`s Message

The Sultanate of Oman, nestled on the southern tip of the Arabian Peninsula, is one of the region’s most stable countries. Oil and gas, the foundation of our nation’s modern economic growth, were discovered in the early 1960’s, but it was the ascension of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said in 1970 that marked the beginning of a new era of economic and social prosperity. Today, large-scale regional and international investment projects, such as the development of Duqm Special Economic Zone and Sohar Industrial Port, play a formidable role in Oman’s growth.

Looking back on the nation’s rich history, the Sultanate has always benefited from exceptional trading relations within the region, across the Indian Ocean and Southern Africa. The economic success of times past is only surpassed by today’s sustained and highly successful Renaissance, highlighting the entrepreneurial spirit of the Omani people under the visionary guidance of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said.

Private enterprise has always been influential in Oman’s development and The Zubair Corporation is one of the leading business conglomerates in the region. Established in 1967 as a small family business by my father, His Excellency Mohammad Al Zubair, today’s corporation actively participates in the creation, promotion and growth of our nation’s infrastructure, culture, tourism and industry.

Highlights, such as the development of the Barr Al Jissah Resort, are direct examples of Oman’s varied successes since the rise of the blessed Renaissance. From the construction of major public buildings to the development of the country’s roads, the setting up of major electrical generating stations and a leading cultural institution, to commissioning major shipping ports, our diverse range of companies, subsidiaries and associates operating in Oman, the Middle East, India, the Far East, Europe and the USA hereby open an even larger world of possibility for our country.

As a corporation, we are proud to be one of the largest employers in the country, fully committed to educating and training future generations to assume responsibility. By following international business standards and practices we help achieve the results and targets set by His Majesty to diversify the nation’s economy, and through the support of social activities we also look after the cultural well being of the community at large.

My thanks go to the Directors, Managers and staff of The Zubair Corporation, past and present, without whom our success would not be possible. I would also like to express my gratitude to the people of Oman, who’s unswerving commitment to achieving His Majesty’s visions have turned our country into the modern and resourceful nation it is today.

We, the next generation of the Zubair family, are honored to assume the mantle of leadership in Oman that continues to mature as a vibrant open economy. Guided by our inherited culture and progressive approach, The Zubair Corporation is looking forward to supporting the economic, social and cultural development of Oman long into the future.

Rashad M. Al Zubair
Chairman, The Zubair Corporation