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French Week in Oman

 

12-21 March 2019

 

 

 

 

Sharing is an "Art De Vivre"

 

In fact, the French Week does not solely concern the french community and everything has been done to give an international dimension to the project. That’s one of the reasons why many hotels and palaces have decided to come aboard, conceiving special events specially tailored for their clients.

Public events will be held in many different places. Please check carefully in the agenda the date and the location of the event you're interested in.

 

CONFÉRENCE INTERACTIVE OSMOTHEQUE AT THE CROWNE PLAZA QURUM

(Thursday 21 March, 6.30pm)

The famous Osmothèque, the world’s only perfume archive based in Versailles,  will hold an interactive conference and thus explore the perfume history in a playful and innovative way.

The lecturers will generously be welcomed by the Frazer Suites Muscat.

Please note that the conference will be in English

 

OMAN FRANCE WATER DAY (March 18th)

 

Water has become a top priority for Oman as population growth and industrial projects are driving demand upward. French utility companies are keen to share their mastery of digitalization, their experience in terms of privatization and their know-how in training the new generation of Omani engineers who will tackle tomorrow’s challenges

 

 

For its first edition, in 2018, the French Week gathered more than 8000 participants. That's why we've decided, along with our faithful partners, to renew the operation but this time on a wider scale.

  Although the first edition mainly concentrated on food, this new edition will address 3 other pillars of French identity and tradition of excellence: luxury, water industry and culture.

FRENCH TOUCH DAY  (19 MARCH)

In the past few years, France' economy has undergone several major transformations. M. Renaudeau, teacher at the Ecole Polytechnique, will trace the history of these changes and help us understand how France has found its place in the international market thanks to a knowledge-based economy. 

The CFO (Centre Franco Omanais) joined this initiative and will offer a special French "Bouchées" Cocktail at the end of the conference, as part of his program in the frame of the Francophonie Week. 

Venue: Hormouz Grand Muscat, Al Matar Street, Muscat, Oman, 7pm

 

 

FRIDAY BRUNCH AT THE SHANGRI LA BARR AL JISSAH RESORT AND SPA

( FRIDAY 15 MARCH DAYTIME)

French cuisine is highly reputed all over the world. Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa invites omani public to taste some of the most iconic french meals.  Come taste these dishes while enjoying the breeze of the Indian Ocean and the beautiful view of the Shangri La's beach.

French themed Buffet Brunch - 12h30/16h

Al Tanoor Al Bandar

(20 OMR/person, food only, excluding drinks)

FRENCH DAY AT THE MUSCAT HILLS (15 MARCH NIGHT)

In order to celebrate the second edition of the French Week, Muscat Hills is glad to invite you at the Restaurant for a cheese and wine tasting. The program will also include a wine and cheese tasting session at the Beach Bar. A DJ will be in charge of creating a "French Electro" atmosphere.


From 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm , at the Restaurant Bar, Happy Hour, Complimentary Price

 

From 4:30 to 6:30, at the Beach Bar, Wine and Cheese Tasting, 12 OMR per person

FRENCH WINE AND CHEESE NIGHT AT THE CROWNE PLAZA CONVENTION CENTER (14 MARCH)

In the frame of the French Week gastronomic celebrations, the Crowne Plaza Convention Center is glad to invite you to a special french wine and cheese party.

FRENCH WEEK AT THE SUNDUS ROTANA

(20 MARCH)

Join us at Ginger All-Day-Dining on March 20, 2019 and indulge into "Everything French" while our team of chefs express their skills in delightful French cuisine. Bring your friends and family to a celebration of French tradition and love of good food featuring delicious stations and beverage selection that will make you feel you are in Paris!

 

Packages start at:

OMR 16* (fresh juices, mocktails, and lorina)

OMR 26* (with authentic grape and cocktails)

OMR 36* (with bubbly)

Children aged 0 to 5 dine for free and childreen ageed 6 to 12 get 50% discount!

 

For more information and booking:

Call:+968 24511873

E-mail: Ginger.sundus@rotana.com

VISIT OF A DELEGATION OF 26 FRENCH COMPANIES LED BY MEDEF (March 12-13th)

A key objective of the Oman French Week is to deepen our bilateral business ties. The Embassy of France is organizing the 2-day visit of a delegation of 26 French companies led by MEDEF, the main federation of employers in France.

 

On March 12th, the delegation will meet with Omani officials and companies in the fields of transport and logistics, energy and project financing. The Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the MEDEF will then officially relaunch our Joint Business Council.

 

On March 13th, the delegation will visit Duqum in the presence of the main stakeholders of the special economic zone.

SODEXO'S OPERATIONS (FOOD, WATER INDUSTRY)     17-21 March

We are very proud to have Sodexo as a partner. This year, in the frame of this second edition, Sodexo's program aimed high: many operations all over town.

17th March

French Lunch at the Sultan Qaboos University

18th March

French Lunch at the Al Shomoukh International School - Seeb

Launch of the Water & waste reduction project by the visit of the of OASIS WATER purification plant with The Sultan School and the Lycée Francais of Muscat

The event will be followed by a gathering and presentation of projects prepared by the 2x classes in mid April 2019.

 

19th March

French Lunch at Our Planet International School

 

20th March

French Lunch at the ABQ Bawsher International School

21st March

French Lunch at the ABQ Seeb International School

IGIT IN OMAN FOR THE FRENCH WEEK

This year, in the frame of the French Language Celebration, IGIT, one of the major representatives of the "Nouvelle Scène Francaise" (New French Musical Scene) will give several performances.

He will be singing at the 17 march opening party (organized by the Centre Franco Omanais) and at the LFM (Lycée Francais de Mascate) on the 18 march.

NEWREST AND THE FRENCH WEEK 

(18 March and 21 March)

For this second edition, Newrest aimed high. We are very happy to have them as partners.

On the 18 March, they will propose a "French Lunch" at the Bank of Muscat, allowing one of the most prominent institutions in the country to taste traditionnal french meals.

On the 21, just after the Osmothèque Conference at the Lycée Francais de Mascate (LFM), they will propose a french gastronomic meal to the young students.

EVENTS AGENDA (*)

* Should you wish to attend any of these events below, except for those which require invitations, please complete the form at the bottom and precise the event you're interested in.

Sunday 17 March

Cocktail French Week Celebration Party at the French Embassy

(on invitation only)

Monday 18 March

Utilities Day : Seminar and Activities on "the water industry in the Gulf", Crowne Plaza Qurum (9 am)

Tuesday 19 March

Conference on "French Touch" by M. Renaudeau, Hormuz Grand Muscat (7pm)

Wednesday 20 March

"Gout de France" Dinner at the French Résidence

(on invitation only)

Thursday 21 March

Osmothèque Conference on the history of perfume

at 6:30 pm at the Crowne Plaza Qurum (6:30 pm)

(Conference in English)

FOOD AGENDA (*)

* Should you wish to attend any of these events below, except for those which require invitations, please complete the form at the bottom and precise the event you're interested in.

Thursday 14 march

French Wine and Cheese night at the Crowne Plaza Convention Center 

Friday 15 March

French Brunch at Shangri La Al Tanoor, located in Al Bandar

(lunch time)

French Friday at the Muscat Hills Resort (evening)

Wednesday 20 March

Ginger All Day Dining at the Sundus Rotana

 

Thursday 13 March

Opening of the French Week

17-23 March

Wine and Cheese Buffet at the Kempinski

 

from 6 pm to 10 pm

(12 OMR per person)

IN-STORE AGENDA

Carrefour

Seeb & Qurum

French food showcase

(All over the week)

AL Meera

Azaiba & Al Muzn (Al Heel)

French food showcase

(2 weeks)

Capital Store

Grand Mall & Opera Galleria

French perfume showcase

(All over the week)

PARTNERS

PARTNERS

 

NEWS

 

15/02/2019 - Chedi official partner of the French Week

The Chedi Muscat’s pastry team led by the French Executive Pastry Chef, Gilles Wintenberger, invites you to indulge your sweet tooth in our home-made macaroons & chocolate pralines at The Restaurant.
Visit our pastry corner at The Restaurant and choose one of our gift boxes at a special price.


Gift boxes:
Macaroons (6 pieces) – 2 OMR
Pralines (25 pieces) – 21.5 OMR

15/02/2019 - Capital Store actively participating for the second edition of the FW

 

As a leading retailer in Oman, Capital Store has been perpetually reinventing themselves to create the ultimate leisure experience for their customers. This year, many special operations will be held in their stores. It's an honor to have such a partner this year. 

 

 

11/02/2019 - N.H.I. (National Hospitality Institute) partner of the FW

The National Hospitality is the leading provider of quality vocational training for the Hospitality, Catering and Travel Industries in the Gulf region. We are very happy to have them as partners this year.

 

 

11/02/2019 - Amouage, the iconic perfume brand, official sponsor of the Osmothèque Conference 

Founded in 1983, Amouage is an international luxury fragrance house. Devoted to creating finely blended sophisticated perfumes, Amouage brings artistry to perfumery with an incomparable distinction. The association with the Osmothèque seemed obvious since the two renowned institutions collaborate at making perfumery an art form in its own right.

Please note that the conference will be in English.

 

 

 

9/02/2019 - O.U.A. Official wine sponsor of the FW

For the second time, O.U.A. has decided to sponsor the FW. We are very proud and happy to have them on board again and we are sure that they will propose our guests a marvelous selection of french wines. Haut les Coeurs.

9/02/2019 - Dalloyau official partner of the 2019 French Week 

We are pleased to inform our public that Dalloyau, the iconic Maison, is now an official partner of this very edition. It's a pleasure to be supported by such a prestigious partner, whose history goes back to Louis XIV court. Basically, the opening party guests and the "Gout de France" attenders will be given the chance to taste Dalloyau delicate pastries and thus feel like Louis XIV courtisans, at least for one night or two.

7/02/2019 - Oman Air and HiFm' prize contest : win plane tickets for Paris 

Thanks to our Hot Sponsor Oman Air and HiFm Radio, Omanis will be given the possibility to win return tickets for Paris. The conditions of this contest will soon be shared with you. 

5/02/2019 - Carrefour celebrates French Week in Muscat 

During the French Week, Muscat' Carrefour stores will host many special operations : discounts on french products, prize-winning contests. For more information on that, please consult the Carrefour Website. 

4/02/2019 - Shangri-La and L'Occitane offers for the 17th Cocktail participants

 

Experience serenity, pure relaxation and luxury at Hareer Spa by L’Occitane. Located at the award-winning Shangri-La Al Husn Resort & Spa, this boutique spa is the first and only spa by L’Occitane in Oman, catering exclusively for in-house guests of the resort.

In the frame of the FW, Shangri La Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa and l'Occitane are happy to provide the opening party's guests with many privileged discounts and advantages.

This special offer includes :

  1. - A travel size L’Occitane Delicious Almond Duo set

  2. - A pass allowing its bearer exclusive access to Hareer Spa by L’Occitane at Shangri-La Al Husn Resort & Spa

  3.  - 10% off L’Occitane retail products and 15-min add-on experience for any 60-min spa treatment at Hareer Spa by L’Occitane.

 

2/02/2019 - Opening of the FW 2019 site

Today, we are proud to launch the official FW website. On this website, you'll be able to find any useful piece of information about this very edition : contacts, adresses, how to attend etc. Haut les coeurs.

 

 

 

 

 

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