(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) Members of the Society received training from Nokia and were given Nokia Lumia smartphones to use during their visit Jebel Sifah Resort and were tasked with capturing the natural beauty of the setting, the architecture, different facilities and amenities including the marina, Sifawy Boutique hotel, villas and the marina town.
Five winners will each receive a complimentary one night stay for two people at Sifawy Boutique Hotel and the latest 41 MP Nokia Lumia 1020 smartphone.
The winning images will be displayed in the Sifawy Boutique Hotel and promotional material including the Hotel's website for the world to view. ''Oman is a beautiful country with spectacular natural beauty and we are excited at the prospect getting of some incredible images. We are delighted to welcome the Photographic Society of Oman to experience the destination with Nokia and showcase the capabilities of the latest range of innovative smartphones,'' said Bahaa Hefzalla, marketing director, Muriya.
''Jebel Sifah is a tranquil haven of relaxation and Salalah Beach is a traveller's paradise that combines modern amenities with age-old Arabic charm, together they are Oman's largest integrated tourism complexes, not just in terms of size but also the number of amenities available to visitors.''
Salma Masoud, Head of App Marketing, Nokia India, Middle East and Africa added, ''Photography is a true art form that relies upon the creativity of the person behind the camera and the natural beauty of the setting to provide the inspiration to create beautiful images. The competition at Jebel Sifah provides a perfect opportunity to demonstrate the capabilities of the Nokia Lumia 1020 and bring a new dimension to the art of capturing life's moments anyplace, anytime and anywhere.''
Jebel Sifah sits in a secluded private enclave lined by the Gulf of Oman, just a 45 minute drive through the valleys of the Al Hajar Mountains from Muscat. The Sifawy Boutique Hotel is located along the marina boulevard where pristine clear water sets the mood for a comfortable and relaxing getaway.
The Jebel Sifah Resort offers facilities and will feature five-star hotels from major international hotel operators such as Four Seasons, Banyan Tree and Missoni, and an 18 hole PGA-standard golf course to accompany luxurious apartments and villas available for freehold, a marina town and various retail outlets and restaurants. Muriya is a joint venture between Orascom Development Holdings and Omran