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  • Monday, 13 Feb 2017 A new member of staff joins the OBO team!

    Outward Bound started in Oman in 2009 with 3 staff; this week we welcome, and have been joined by the amazing Dhuhla Al Anqoobi, who has recently graduated from Sultan Qaboos University. Dhuhla beat off more than 400 other applicants to secure the job, which, after a few weeks of basic training,...

  • Sunday, 12 Feb 2017 Desert Training Centre construction on track; opening Summer 2017

    Omans first purpose built centre for outdoor learning is on track to open in late summer 2017. The centre,located some 11km into the Sharqiya Sands, will be totally powered by renewable energy, and will enable Outward Bound Oman to work with substantially greater numbers of young people in the...

  • Monday, 06 Feb 2017 Connecting Cultures 2016/7 desert courses hailed a great success

    Each winter, as Omans gift to UNESCO, Outward Bound Oman runs several courses for young global future leaders and shapers of society. Two groups of 18 young people, with each group made up of 16/17 nationalities spent five days in the Sharqiya Sands, under the guidance of OB Instructor Sokayna El...

  • Thursday, 02 Feb 2017 Detailed design of Muscat Outward Bound training centre now complete

    For several weeks now we have been working closely with the architectural design team at 23 Degrees North to finalise the detailed design of our Muscat HQ and training centre. Construction is due to commence late summer 2017, with a view to opening one year later. In addition to being an...

  • Sunday, 12 Jun 2016 OBO Instructors head off to UK and Singapore for training

    Four OBO instructors, Sultan Al Jabri, Sultan Al Hasni, Mohammed Al Shibli and Mohammed Al Zadjali left Muscat last week for a two week period of overseas training and observation at OB Singapore, and OB Aberdovey in the UK.

  • Tuesday, 31 May 2016 OBO signs agreement with OXY Oman

    Outward Bound Oman Patron His Highness Sayyid Faisal bin Turki Al Said, along with OBO Chairman Hilal Al Mawali today signed an agreement with OXYto fund twelve groups of young people through OBO courses for the next three years.

  • Wednesday, 25 May 2016 Desert Leader Assessment takes place in Sharqiya Sands

    Six of the more experienced OBO Instructors headed out into the Sharqiya Sands on Wednesday to undertake their Desert Leader Assessment course. Despite 48.6 degree temperatures, and countless scorpions and camel spiders, all survived ...... and now await the results.

  • Wednesday, 25 May 2016 Minister of Social Development attends annual OBO Dinner at the Grand Hyatt Hotel Muscat

    In the presence of His Excellency The Minister of Social Development, and OBO Patron His Highness Sayyid Faisal bin Turki, more than 150 people attended the OBO Annual Dinner last night at the Grand Hyatt Hotel Muscat. Speakersincluded two young Omani entrepreneurs, and Dr Fatma Al Hajri from the...

  • Saturday, 07 May 2016 GAC corporate training course a great success

    Facilitated by OBO Instructors Mohammed Al Zadjali, and Sultan Al Jabri, the management team of GAC Logistics have just concluded a three day intensive corporate training course at 7,800 feet on Jebel Akdhar

  • Saturday, 30 Apr 2016 Outward Bound Instructors undertake desert driving course with The Guide Oman

    All OBO field staff spent two very productive days learning the finer arts of desert driving and rescue in the Sharqiya Sands with the very professional team fromThe Guide Oman.