Muscat: Al Mouj Muscat, Oman’s lifestyle destination, is all set to host the coming season of Souq es Sabt - Oman’s first farmers’ market - at The Walk every Saturday from November 2017 to April 2018.
A memorandum of understanding was signed between Al Mouj Muscat and Garland United in pursuance of Souq es Sabt to be hosted by Al Mouj Muscat for the coming 4 years.
The concept of Souq es Sabt was started by the Omani entrepreneur Sara Al Asfoor four years ago and aims to promote home-grown businesses in the Sultanate. It is seen as an important platform for small businesses, entrepreneurs and local entertainers to showcase their products and talents. Souq es Sabt normally hosts up to 50 vendors and entrepreneurs selling a variety of products. It also features local talents, bakers, chefs, artists, artisans, crafters, designers among others.
Nasser bin Masoud Al Sheibani, CEO of Al Mouj Muscat said, “We are delighted to host Souq es Sabt for the coming 4 years as a great platform that has been empowering and supporting start-ups and aspiring entrepreneurs to promote their products and take their first steps towards establishing a business. We at Al Mouj Muscat are committed to contributing in promoting tourism by organizing various events and Souq es Sabt will be a great addition to our events. It will as well bring joy to Al Mouj Muscat community as it provides an avenue to celebrate life.”
Sara Al Asfoor, founder of Souq es Sabt said, “We appreciate the support of Al Mouj Muscat for allowing us to operate our fifth season at their premise. We guarantee a great experience for families, visitors and tourists. We are dedicated to providing an ecosystem that encourages small businesses and entrepreneurs to promote their products and services and in turn graduate from the stalls to a real business establishment. Souq es Sabt prides itself on being an artesian hub for local talent, handcrafts, homemade goods, healthy eats, local and organic products and a series of local entrepreneurs' innovative, creative and artistic creations.”
Through the delivery of high-quality residential properties, hospitality products, commercial assets, leisure and lifestyle experiences, Al Mouj Muscat is fulfilling its mission of delivering Oman’s lifestyle and leisure destination by bridging people, businesses and culture to create a world-class waterfront community.