MUSCAT, 17 February 2014 – Bank Muscat, the flagship financial institution in the Sultanate, is all set to receive a star studded line-up of international cyclists taking part in the Tour of Oman championship, who will start the 3rd stage of the event at the bank's landmark headquarters on Thursday (20 February). The Tour of Oman comprising six stages and covering a total of 915.5 km of grueling routes has attracted the world's best cyclists. The 145-km 3rd stage of the championship ends at Al Bustan.
The bank's support to Tour of Oman comes as part of its key role as the main sponsor of Muscat Festival. Over the years, Bank Muscat has extended strong support in making Muscat Festival a great success. As main sponsor of the Sultanate's annual tourism and cultural extravaganza, Bank Muscat aims to fulfill its commitment to national initiatives, uniting citizens, residents and visitors in sharing the good times and discovering the joy of being connected. The Muscat Festival partnership is an earnest attempt by Bank Muscat to propagate the core values held dear by Omanis.
The Tour of Oman promotes Oman as an international tourist and sporting destination. The hosting of the event reflects the Sultanate's remarkable organisational capabilities. Bank Muscat has been involved in all the previous editions of Muscat Festival and remains committed to supporting all major events related to it. The ethos of national events like Muscat Festival runs in parallel to the stated objective of Bank Muscat in serving the nation as the banking partner of choice.