Mehdi Al Abduwani honoured with prestigious 2017 Tourism Media Oscar of the “Leading Arab Supporter for Tourism Service”

In recognition of his continued efforts towards supporting and promoting local tourism in the Sultanate, particularly maritime toiurism, Mr. Mehdi Al Abduwani, Chief Executive Officer of National Ferries Company (NFC), was honoured in Dubai, UAE on 25 April 2017 with this year’s award for Leading Arab Supporter for Tourism Service. The Award was given by the “ArabCenter for Tourism Media” during the annual celebration of Arab Tourism Media Oscar Awards

 Mr. Al Abduwani received the prestigious award for his prominent role and contributing to supporting different entities in the tourism and logistics sectors that promote local tourism in the Sultanate and also for striving to open new horizons for tourism industry, particularly in maritime sports tourism.



During the previous period Mr. Al Abduwani encouraged tourism bureaus, tour operators, and small and medium scale establishments (SMEs) to undertake initiatives in individual tourism field, and capitalizing on the tourism attraction features in Oman, benefiting from all available communication means with the public, as a Launchpad for reaching maximum possible category, while emphasizing on successful marketing and promotional principles.


 On the occasion of receiving the 2017 Leading Arab Supporter for Tourism Service Award , Mr. Mehdi Al Abduwani Said:” Credit goes first to Oman, in being honoured with such a prestigious award of the “Leading Arab supporter of Arab Tourism Service”. This award is one of the Tourism Media Oscar awards organized by “ArabCenter for Tourism Media”. The award reflects to importance Oman attaches to tourism as one of the pillars for economic diversification. It is also an achievement by National Ferries Company, towards its mission, strategic and development objectives, which focus on promoting tourism in the Sultanate of Oman. This award reflects the result of the team work spirit and efforts of NFC’s employees who exemplify the company’s mission of tourism service in Oman. I’d also like to extend sincere thanks to all those who voted and helped us receive such honour.

The Arab Center for Tourism Media is managed by specialized academicians who announced in last January 2017 that Mr. Mehdi Al Abduwani won the Award of “Leading Arab supporter of Arab Tourism Service”, after topping the list of candidates following online voting by 900 thousands people from all Arab countries and 260 Arab tourism institutions and personalities.