Zubair SEC's member ROVE signs partnership with Bahraini Travel & Tourism company
Sunday, April 7, 2019

Zubair Small Enterprises Centre (Zubair SEC) member’s company ROVE Adventures has signed a collaboration agreement with Bahrain based SANAD Travel and Tourism company.

As part of his efforts to build collaboration between companies in the two countries, His Excellency Dr Juma Ahmed Al Kaabi, ambassador of Bahrain to the Sultanate of Oman introduced Bahrain based SANAD Travel and Tourism to ROVE. This is a significant collaboration activity involving the Embassy of Bahrain, Zubair SEC’s member ROVE and SANAD Travel and Tourism.

His Excellency Dr Juma Ahmed Al Kaabi, Ziad Muhammad Al Zubair Board Member of The Zubair Corporation, Yousif Bin Sanad, Vice Chairman of SANAD Travel and Tourism, Hassan Al Lawati, CEO, ROVE, The Zubair Corporation and Zubair SEC representatives were present at the signing between the two companies.

As part of the signing, both companies have agreed to enter into a strategic partnership to promote each other’s products and service in their respective countries.

SANAD Travel and Tourism is a well-established tourism company with a major presence in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.

ROVE Adventures is a 100% Omani owned and operated adventure tourism company founded and run by Omanis with a fervent passion for outdoor adventures. The company was launched with an aim to promote Oman’s tourism potential and enable tourist to experience the incredible natural wealth of the country. The ROVE Adventures team aspires to help visitors from all over the world discover and explore Oman like never before. ROVE Adventures was founded by Hassan Ali Al Lawati, the winner of Zubair SEC’s Direct Support Programme for the year 2018 and his two partners, Hamed Al Saadi and Moutassim Al Balushi. As part of its commitment to support winners of Zubair SEC’s Direct Support Programme, oil exploration and production company ARA Petroleum had adopted the seat of DSP’s winner company ROVE.

For ROVE, this is an important partnership which provides them access and ability to expand to Saudi Arabia and Bahrain.

Recently ROVE had signed an agreement with Designer Holidays, a leading destination management company from India. The agreement had opened a pathway for the two entities to strategically cooperate to promote tourism offerings of the respective companies. That agreement was facilitated by Zubair SEC as part of the business development efforts extended to their member.

His Excellency Dr Juma Ahmed Al Kaabi said, “I congratulate ROVE Adventures and SANAD Travel and Tourism for this promising collaboration, which will contribute to attracting more GCC tourists to the Sultanate, as the region is one of the largest markets that the Sultanate aims to attract for inbound tourism. The country has recently witnessed an increase in visiting tourists seeking to enjoy its rich and diverse landmarks and natural beauties, making it an important destination for tourists in general, and adventure tourists in specific.” He added, “we remain committed to extend all possible support to entrepreneurs and small-business owners in the Kingdom of Bahrain and the Sultanate of Oman, and we are delighted to collaborate even further with Zubair SEC in this regard. 

Ziad Bin Muhammad Al Zubair Board Member of The Zubair Corporation, said, “We are keen on exploring and facilitating business development opportunities for our members in the GCC. We are proud of ROVE which aims to deliver value by creating outstanding visitor experiences for Oman’s tourism industry. We believe this is a great opportunity for ROVE to take its services to Bahrain and Saudi Arabia and attract tourists from those countries to Oman. We would like to thank the Embassy of Bahrain that played a key role in facilitating this agreement.”

Hassan Al Lawati said, “I am excited about this opportunity to partner with a well-known Bahrain company which has vast experience in the tourism sector. We are grateful to the Bahrain embassy in Oman for their support. I would also like to thank Zubair SEC for their significant advisory and guidance and dedicated efforts to help us grow and explore new markets and achieve sustainability throughout all our efforts. I am also grateful for the value I got through DSP programme. We hope to expand our services to other GCC countries and nearby countries.”

Yousif Bin Sanad, Vice Chairman of SANAD Travel and Tourism said, “We are delighted to partner with ROVE Adventure which is contributing to the growth of Oman’s tourism sector by putting together outstanding concepts that attracts tourists from around the world. Oman has remarkable sites and a significant potential for adventure tourism, and we are sure that through this collaboration with ROVE we will be able to offer various service packages to tourists from the Kingdom of Bahrain and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. We are very thankful to Bahrain embassy in Oman and Zubair SEC for their wholehearted backing.”



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