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PUBLISHED April 2022


Oman’s Duqm is mid transformation, with the formerly sleepy fishing village now emerging as a key port on Oman’s southern coastline.


On Oman’s long southeastern coastline lies the port city of Duqm. The port directly faces the waters of the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean beyond that. Given Duqm’s strategic location, the authorities are hoping it will serve as a safe-haven for oceangoing vessels to refuel, make emergency stops, and carry out maintenance operations—to say nothing of the port’s potential to create a hub-and-spoke maritime logistics system.

This 20-page special report, supported by the Public Authority for Special Economic Zones and Free Zones (OPAZ), features interviews with Duqm’s top movers and shakers, as well as news and analysis.

Exclusive interviews contained:

Ali Masoud Al Sunaidy, Chairman, Public Authority for Special Economic Zones and Free Zones (OPAZ)
Yahya Bin Khamis Alzadjali, Operations Manager, Special Economic Zone at Duqm (SEZAD)
Abdullah Al Hashimi, Managing Director, Marafiq
Hussain Al-Zadjali, Acting CEO, The Oman Company for the Development of Special Economic Zone at Al-Duqm SAOC (Tatweer)
Dawood Al Wahaibi, CEO, Al Wusta Fisheries
Ibrahim Al Nadhairi, CEO, ASYAD Shipping and Drydock Services (Oman Shipping Company and Oman Drydock Company)
Mohiuddin Mohamad Ali, Chairman, Alpha Fishco LLC
Ard Van Hoof, CEO, Oman Tank Terminal  Company (OTTCO)
Pradeepkumar Nair, CEO, Sebacic Oman and Skyline Duqm
Majid Al Kharoosi, CEO, Oman Tower Company (OTC)
Othman Al Mandhari, CEO, InnoTech
Khalid Said al-Nabhani, CEO, Sabeen Group

About The Business Year
The Business Year is a global media group that has been providing investors, businesses, and governments with first-hand insights into the world’s most dynamic markets for over a decade. We conduct hundreds of interviews a week with top decision makers in the Middle East, Latin America, Central and Southeast Asia, Africa, and Europe. Our content is available in printed reports and across an array of digital platforms.



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