Oman Oil and Gas Exhibition Centre: Overview
The Oman Oil and Gas Exhibition Centre – Oman officially opened its doors to the public in the year 1979, and became a favorite haunt for tourists and locals alike. It closed for renovations, and reopened in November 1995, in order to coincide with the celebration of the 25th anniversary of King Sultan Qaboos bin Said’s reign.
It offers visitors a chance to experience for themselves an interactive journey that takes them through various stages of the discovery, extraction as well as usage of fossil fuels. There are quite a few displays and exhibits here, of which six are permanent. The permanent exhibits explain visitors how natural gas as well as crude oil are formed under the ground (from multiple layers of organic matter). These layers, found in the lakes and oceans, were formed years ago and the exhibits help visitors to understand how this material is brought to the surface, delivered to their respective processing facilities and what the end products finally look like and what they are used for. These are by no means boring, silent display! In fact, these are interactive exhibits and all of them have a separate theme.
Places to visit in Oman: Oman Oil and Gas Exhibition Centre
The exhibits also offer visitors an insight into the future of the industry, and what role the latest technology plays in the sector. Visitors can also learn about alternative sources of energy, and how to use them more effectively to reduce emission of toxic gases.
Located on Seih Al Maleh Street, Al-Qurum in Muscat, The Oman Oil and Gas Exhibition Centre was established with help from Petroleum Development Oman (PDO), with a sizable donation.
Oman Oil and Gas Exhibition Centre Timings and Fees
When buying your Oman Oil and Gas Exhibition Centre – Oman tickets, don’t forget that there is a PDO Planetarium close by, which is also worth a look at. There is no Oman Oil and Gas Exhibition Centre – Oman Fees for those looking to visit. Oman Oil and Gas Exhibition Centre – Oman Timings are from 7.00 AM to 12.00 PM and 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM on all days; however, on Thursdays it remains open from only 7.00 AM to 12.00 PM.
It is one of the best attractions to visit for those in Oman for the first time. Apart from being a fun and learning experience, it provides a great insight into the country’s evolving history and heritage.
Oman Oil and Gas Exhibition Centre Facts
|Ticket Price:||Free for all|
|Operational Days:||All Days. Not open on public holidays|
|Timings:||7.00 AM to 12.00 PM on Thursdays 7.00 AM-12.00 PM and 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM on all other days|
|Address||Sayh Al-Malih Street, Muscat 113, Oman|
|Emergency numbers||Police Emergency: 9999 Emergencies/Fire: 999 Police (Capital): 560099|