Muscat: A women-only Turkish bath is set to open in Oman – and it’s all thanks to the vision of one Omani, who gave up a lucrative IT career to prove that sisters can do it for themselves.
Aya Al Siyabi, the 34-year-old network engineer turned fashion entrepreneur, is a perfect example for women in the Gulf.
After working with many leading companies as a network engineer in vital projects in Oman, Aya has changed her course of career and is set to open a first one of its kind integrated women centre in Oman.
Aya’s integrated centre will have beauty spa, boutique, café, party hall, studio and a library too equipped with advanced technology, only for women.
First time in Oman
“Only for women, that too under one roof, is for the first time in Oman,” Aya told Times of Oman.
Slated to be opened officially in September, Aya’s centre Julosia will also have an only for women Turkish bath in Oman for the first time.
“Like all women, I am also interested in fashion. I was running a small beauty parlour alongside my daily job as a network engineer. However, I wanted to be different and unique. I want to leave my mark on whatever I do. So, I thought of changing my course of career and focusing more on what I love,” Aya told Times of Oman.
To learn more on fashion and understand the global trends, Aya flew to Hollywood and pursued a course for six months.
“There I learned the latest trends and new things in the fashion industry. It has instilled confidence in me. I am sure that I can bring a change in Oman fashion arena through my learning and centre,” Aya added.
According to Aya, the fashion scene in Oman is changing a lot.
“Omani women are more open now. They know the latest trends. They want it too. Their need for more instils confidence in me,” Aya said while thanking her husband to be supportive for helping her to move forward. Aya’s Julosia will have a soft opening for the customers in mid of next month.