Oman ‘Spiderman’ scales MGM with Ooredoo’s National Day Flag
To celebrate the 44th National Day, Ooredoo chose to unveil the Omani flag in style. Dubbed Oman’s ‘spiderman’ for his daring ventures, Ahmed Ghawasabseiled down the Muscat Grand Mall building from the Ooredoo sign, giving customers a spectacular show as the flag cascaded down the building.
The flag, measuring 40m by 3m is part of Ooredoo’s commemoration of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos’ inspiring 44 years of reign and their way of reflecting the pride and spirit of the country on this exciting and special day.
Several volunteers from the company also went out to local schoolsand other organisations across the Sultanate to distribute over 44,000 flags and Oman scarves to children, to share in the fun and celebrations.
Ooredoo also unveiled a huge artistic collage of His Majesty at their billboard in Qurum, the largest in Oman. The collage, which can be viewed online and zoomed in to view individual pictures, resulted from their successful social media campaign, inviting people to submit selfies using the hashtag #OurOman.
Omani Qatari Telecommunications Company SAOG (“Ooredoo”) was founded and registered in the Sultanate of Oman in December 2004. It launched its service in March 2005 as the challenger mobile operator in Oman, originally operating under the name Nawras. The Company was awarded the second fixed licence in Oman in 2009, and launched its international gateway in April 2010, its corporate fixed and broadband services in May 2010, and its residential fixed and broadband services in June 2010. Since 2010, Ooredoo has been an integrated services telecommunications operator and is currently serving over 2 million customers across the Sultanate. Following a successful IPO on 1 November 2010, Ooredoo is listed on the Muscat Stock Market (MSM) under the “ORDS” ticker. Ooredoo is majority owned by Ooredoo Q.S.C. and also has a number of significant Omani shareholders which ensures that the company is strongly integrated into the Omani society. Ooredoo has won a number of awards including Jury’s Distinction Award for Customer Service Excellence in the telecom sector 2013, Leading Telecommunications Company at the Arab Achievement Awards 2013, Best Operator Network at the Telecoms World Middle East 2013 Awards and a number of awards for their outstanding campaigns at the Dubai Lynx Awards in February 2014.
About Ooredoo Group
Ooredoo is a leading international communications company delivering mobile, fixed, broadband internet and corporate managed services tailored to the needs of consumers and businesses across markets in the Middle East, North Africa and Southeast Asia. As a community-focused company, Ooredoo is guided by its vision of enriching people’s lives and its belief that it can stimulate human growth by leveraging communications to help people achieve their full potential. Ooredoo has a presence in markets such as Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, Algeria, Tunisia, Iraq, Palestine, the Maldives, Myanmar and Indonesia. The company was named “Best Mobile Operator of the Year” at the World Communication Awards 2013.
The company reported revenues of US$9.3 billion in 2013 and had a consolidated global customer base of more than 95 million people as of 31 December 2013. Ooredoo’s shares are listed on the Qatar Exchange and the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange.