Muscat | 9 April 2019: In line with its commitment to support authentic Omani culture and traditions, BankDhofar recently sponsored Dhofar Annual Traditional Camel Festival and the Camel Race Festival in Jalan Bani Bu Ali which took place at Saih Al Ramath under the patronage of H.E. Sheikh Khalid bin Omar bin Said Al Marhoon, Minister of Civil Service.
The events were attended by invited guests, sheikhs and dignitaries from across the sultanate and included a number of camel related competitions.
Commenting on BankDhofar’s sponsorship of the events and its commitment in promoting Omani cultural heritage, Aziz Sulaiman Al - Harrasi, Acting Head of Marketing & Corporate Communications at BankDhofar said: “As an integral member of society, we at BankDhofar believe that it is our responsibility to extend our support to various social activities. The traditional camel races has always been one of the popular sports in the sultanate, drawing large crowds together. BankDhofar participates in such events to ensure that local traditions are kept alive and continue to exist. These events also promote the rich cultural heritage of the country.”
“This cultural event promotes more than just camel racing: It highlights the key values of heritage, honour, competitiveness, excitement and celebrates the history and traditions of the region. We at BankDhofar are honoured to participate in such events that keep local traditions alive.” added Aziz.
CSR is an important pillar of BankDhofar’s operations; environment element, community development and social have always been among the priorities and interests of the Bank. BankDhofar continues to deliver on its commitment by innovating strategic sustainable CSR programs, initiatives, activities and potential investment opportunities; ensuring lasting positive benefits aimed at strengthening ties with the local community. The Bank provides support to a number of charitable organizations and social activities and initiatives.
The combination of the thorough vision of the bank’s executive management, the comprehensive operational strategy that revolves around following best international banking practices and providing best customer experience, as well as commitment to community development and contribution to the growth of the national economy, placed BankDhofar on top of the list of best banks in the region.