Al Mara Excellence Awards Supported by Audi A Resounding Success

Al Mara Excellence Awards Supported by Audi A Resounding Success

Wattayah Motors, the official dealer for Audi in Oman, partnered with the second edition of the Al Mar'a Excellence Awards in an event that received widespread recognition and appreciation.
   
The Al Mar'a Excellence Awards are a platform to acknowledge the accomplishments and entrepreneurial zeal of women in the Sultanate. The 2012 edition received a phenomenal number of nominations from women across different categories, offering a wide selection of winners to choose from this year.

Since 2011, these awards have been recognising and encouraging Omani women who have conquered the odds and have achieved notable milestones. Audi is synonymous with excellence, power and exclusivity, making it the ideal choice as an automobile partner for such an event. In a grand gala evening held at the Crowne Plaza Muscat Gardens, the crème de la crème of Omani women were identified for their contributions to a varied number of sectors in the Sultanate.

Discussing the strategic partnership, Abdel Karim Awwad, National Sales and Marketing Manager of Audi Oman, said, "This edition of the Al Mar'a Excellence Awards was undoubtedly a resounding triumph. It revealed the passion and inspiration of women who have aspired to attain great accomplishments in their chosen field of work. As Audi, we have been known to support brilliance in all spheres of life. Our association with the awards have brought us in close ties with the inspiring Omani women and we are confident that initiatives such as these will further drive the talent of today and create the leaders of tomorrow."

Audi Oman recognises the importance of developing Omani talent for the future, hence it was all the more appropriate to associate with the Al Mar'a Excellence Awards, which felicitates outstanding Omani businesswomen or professionals who have rendered unparalleled service as Oman's ambassadors.

Winners list
 

  • Woman of the Year — Aisha al Kharusi;
  • Most Promising Woman of the Year Award — Salma al Hajri;
  • Al Mar'a Excellence Award for Corporate Leadership — Farida al Raisi (Winner), Ilham al Hamaid (Special Commendation);
  • Al Mar'a Excellence Award for Fashion Design — Amal al Raisi (Winner), Hala al Balushi (Special Commendation);
  • Al Mar'a Excellence Award for Fine Arts — Maryam al Zadjali (Winner), Nadia al Amri (Special Commendation);
  • Al Mar'a Excellence Award for Educational services — Dr Muna al Jardaniya (Winner), Dr Maha al Balushi (Special Commendation);
  • Al Mar'a Excellence Award for Entrepreneurship and Innovation — Sharifa al Barami (Winner), Samah al Wahaibi (Special Commendation);
  • Al Mar'a Excellence Award for Health Services – Dr Qamra al Sariri (Winner), HH Sayyida Basma al Said;
  • Al Mar'a Excellence Award for achievements in Science and Industry — Dr Sabah al Mawali (Winner), Dr Salma al Kindy (Special Commendation);
  • Al Mar'a Excellence Award for Technology — Dalia al Hassani (Winner), Aysha al Wahaibi (Special Commendation);
  • Al Mar'a Excellence Award for Sports — Special awards to Raya al Habsi, Intisar al Tobi and Tahira al Yahyai;
  • Al Mar'a Excellence Award for Petroleum Services —: Intisaar al Kindy (Winner), Ahlam Jahdhami (Special Commendation);
  • Al Mar'a Excellence Award for Social Responsibility — Badriya al Siyabi (Winner), Amal al Zadjali (Special Commendation);
  • Special Awards — Iman al Barwani, Dr Maria Clara Arbelaez and Alya Ahmed Suleiman