Speaking to Muscat Daily, Yahya al Yaqoobi, geophysics student at Sultan Qaboos University and group leader stated the app has been created by the students for the upcoming Injaz Oman University Student Company Programme competitors. The business is referred to as Polaris.
“We have already tied up with some entertainment service companies like cinemas, restaurants, camping facilities among others. The idea is to guide visitors to any and every entertainment option to try out in Oman,” he added.
Titled, ‘Laffah’ (which means taking rounds) the app will be accessible each in Arabic and English. “In addition to offering information on the various services available, we will also help customers connect with service providers at a nominal fee. Our other revenues would be from advertisements from companies associated with us, booking fee on certain services and also commission charges. Some of the services include organising desert camping and stay at farm houses,” Yaqoobi stated.
The app will also have info and directions on the locations of interest in Oman. “We will also be featuring the cultural and other events that will be hosted in Oman. The app’s design follows the guidelines of the Ministry of Tourism, which has been supporting us, to promote the sultanate as a tourist destination,” he stated.
Yaqoobi aims to take Polaris additional to new levels right after the Injaz competitors is more than.
“We need to make good use of technology and make things easy for people while making money. After the competition, only six of us will manage the app and the business in the real world.”
Information Source: Muscat Daily