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Oman’s News Maker of the Year 2011

By staff - Sun Mar 11, 6:57 am





Voting is closed for Oman’s News Maker of the Year 2011. After 11,900 votes a true champion has emerged as Sultanate of Oman’s News Maker of the Year 2011.

Ahmed Al Harthy with 3,676 votes has emerged as Sultanate of Oman’s News Maker of the Year 2011.









” Ahmad Al-Harthy has managed independently to develop his talent and compete internationally. He has achieved top standard results . He is still young and able to achieve more for himself and Oman.” posted one reader. Another user has noted “Ahmed Alharthy is a true champion who chased his dream and now he is living it, A TRUE champ..”

Reader comments have been pouring for Ahmed “i had the chance to know Ahmad,he is a very humble person despite his stature.he represents the true quality of a young Omani; dream-driven,professional,hardworking and friendly. All the best Mr. Ahmad Al-Harthy!” and again “All the best Ahmad.. You’re a true inspiration for all of us!” it goes on and on.

2011 has been a stunning year for Ahmed with great performances in Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East, Porsche Carrera Cup GB and has been Sultanate of Oman’s true International Ambassador.

A great champion, we wish you all the very best in 2012, entire Oman is proud of you.

To read more on Ahmed, please follow the below link


Ali Al Habsi, Oman International Team’s & Wigan Athletic’s Champion goalkeeper has come in, in a close second with 3,572 votes. An almost perfect year with stunning saves and great wins for Oman has got Ali Al Habsi a fantastic support in Oman.

“Ali you have inspired us a lot and do very well in the coming year” noted one reader. We wish Al Habsi all the very best for 2012 and to join with 3,500 voters to say you are making Oman proud.

To read more on Ali, please follow the below link


“We see him regularly in the paper, a hard worker, an eloquent speaker, very down to earth and he is the role model for us” noted one user on Tariq Al Barwani, Oman’s IT icon and Founder of Knowledge Oman. Tariq just won a first ever 5th consecutive “Microsoft Most Valuable Professional” Award from the Sultanate a great achievement even recognized by Microsoft top management.

Knowledge Oman which is driven by Tariq and his team has been the platform for professionals, students, business men and general public to discuss on how Knowledge sharing / Information Technology can help Oman transform to a Knowledge Society. A great initiative and we hope to see more from Tariq and we wish him all the very best for 2012 and to be recognised as GCC’s IT Icon.

Oman’s Champion Team the ” Oman Sail Team” has been flying high Oman Flag’s colour’s around the world. It has been a sensational year for Oman Sails Team. Oman Sail is an exciting initiative whose aim is to rekindle Oman’s long and glorious maritime heritage.

Oman’s Champion rally car driver Hamed with the stunning Oman Rally wins is getting a lot of attention from race enthusiasts and youth. Looking forward to an another exciting year by Hamed.

We would like to thank all our readers and patrons for the participation in the 1st ever Sultanate of Oman’s News Maker of the Year 2011.

We would like to conclude by quoting one of the reader comments “all the best Ahmed Al Harthy :) ,,,,,, you deserve to be number one in oman …….. And goodluck for others champions (ALI+OMAN SAIL+HAMED+TARIQ) in sha’a Allah your turn in coming years”

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