OOMCO Sponsors Father and Daughter duo to Cycle around the World

Oman Oil Marketing Company SAOG (OOMCO) is sponsoring Abdulghani Bin Khamis Al Zadjali and his teenage daughter Aziza Al Zadjali to cycle around the world.

This is the first time sixteen year old Aziza Al Zajali will have taken part in such a trip. A keen cyclist like her father, Aziza will no doubt find the trip an education from start to finish experiencing first hand the physical challenges of the tour and an education in international cultures as they travel through the different countries.

Explaining why OOMCO are sponsoring the father and daughter duo, Hisham Al Alawi said, “We’re fortunate to be in a position where we are able to support local initiatives like these. By assisting Aziza and Abdulghani, we hope to help them achieve their goal in the completion of this trip; in turn through their actions in embarking on this journey, citizens outside of Oman may have an opportunity to learn a little about our country – a sort of cultural exchange.”

Having already commenced the cycle ride across some of the regions of the Sultanate, Abdulghani and daughter Aziza will set about the start of their world tour at the beginning of April. The first international destination to visit on this seven month journey will be the United States of America, where the cyclists will spend one month before flying to South East Asia where they will spend 6 weeks traveling overland through Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia, sailing to Brunei to complete the this particular leg of the journey.

Following South East Asia the pair will jet over to the Far East cycling for a month throughout Japan and finally traveling by air to Australia for a month before returning to Oman via the United Arab Emirates. The cyclists are scheduled to return to Oman by mid November of this year.

Keen to support worthwhile local projects, particularly ones involving the youth of Oman, OOMCO recently sponsored the national Contest for Utilization of Environmental Materials a project run by the Ministry of Regional Municipalities, Environment and Water Resources to help raise public awareness of the issues associated with waste and its potential impact on the environment. Participants were invited to make pieces of art using only waste materials, with prizes given to the top 25 based on criterion from highest standard and diversity of material used.