Thursday, 4 Mar 2021
The Oman American Business Center (OABC) recently hosted its annual Ramadan iftar dinner, sponsored by Boeing Middle East.

OABC hosts annual iftar dinner and nearby art exhibition

Held at the Kempinski Hotel Muscat, the iftar welcomed members of Adaatee Hyattee, an Omani group of artists with different physical disabilities, and integrated an art exhibition of function produced by nearby artists with disabilities. The exhibition and iftar are component of OABC’s continuing efforts to market understanding and construct bridges among communities.

Ali Daud, president of OABC, stated, “The Oman American Business Center was honoured to host an iftar dinner for members and guests, together with our partners at Boeing Middle East and Adaatee Hyattee. We have been inspired by the art on display and by the skilled work of some of Oman’s most vibrant artists. Often as business people, we easily forget the importance of taking a break from our day-to-day busy lives, and the need to enjoy art, culture and relating to members of our community face to face.”

He added, “We’d like to thank Boeing Middle East for their generous sponsorship of this iftar. The company has always looked to highlight and support local partners, as they do throughout the GCC. We would also like to thank US Ambassador Marc Sievers for his constant support of the OABC and for joining us tonight.”

The occasion welcomed OABC members, executives, Omani artists and distinguished guests such as US Ambassador Sievers, and Bernie Dunn, President of Boeing Middle East, North Africa and Turkey. In collaboration with 1 an additional, Boeing and OABC sponsored 25 easels for the artists to show their function, in hopes of inspiring its iftar guests by means of the energy of the human spirit, creativity and art.

Bernard Dunn, president of Boeing Middle East, North Africa and Turkey, stated, “Boeing is extremely proud to be members of the OABC and we are excited to be part of this important initiative to spend time with inspiring artists that have not let their circumstances limit their creativity.”

Afrah al Naabi, a member of the artists’ group, spoke briefly about her challenges in education and every day life following a terrible vehicle accident throughout her teenage years. She described how loved ones, art and the Adatee Hyattee neighborhood gave her new possibilities, which means and hope amidst fantastic struggle.

With more than 140 guests in attendance, the OABC’s 26th occasion of the season was buzzing with activity and company networking. Still, the OABC not only prioritizes bringing the company neighborhood collectively, but values the participation and involvement from nearby members of the neighborhood, in order to offer its members with new and genuine experiences. Through this year’s occasion, attendees have been capable to appreciate a lot more than the artwork on show they have been also provided an chance to concentrate on the artists’ personal determination, producing chance and beauty out of their individual struggles.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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