Oman Restaurant Awards

Apex Media has staged the Oman Restaurant Awards for the past 16 years.

This annual event was launched in 2002 providing an opportunity for the public to recognise, appreciate and reward the very best within the hospitality industry. Since then, the awards have become established as a benchmark of excellence for the sector.

Over 80 restaurants participated in the 2018 awards. In the first phase of public voting, over 518,000 votes were polled. The public voted for their favourite restaurants across 14 different categories and a panel of five anonymous judges then rated the top three in each. The winners were announced on Thursday 24th January 2019 at a black tie Gala Dinner at the Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa.

The Oman Restaurant Awards 2018 final event was attended by over 400 of the leading names in the business community and hospitality industry in Oman.

The Judging Process

Phase 1: Public voting

    Voting forms are made available at participating restaurants and hotels. Customers receive the form with their bill at the end of their meal and vote for their favourite restaurants across 14 categories.

    All votes are collated by Apex and three finalists are named in each category on the basis of the number of votes received. In the previous competition, the number of votes received was 418,000.

Phase 1: Judging

The three finalists in each category will be judged by a carefully selected panel to decide the winners. The identity of the judges is kept secret from both the public and the participating restaurants and are only revealed on the night of the gala dinner and awards ceremony.

The panel will include people with the relevant experience or background whom represent Oman’s multicultural society. Last year's judges were: Ali Hassan Moosa, Janet Wilson, Dr. Lamya Harub, Richard Weetch and Dr. Said Alamki.

The esteemed panel utilise judging criteria that was developed in consultation with industry experts. On completion, the scores given by the judges are added to determine the winner.

The competition and event is also promoted from the voting period until the main event online at and also via Apex Media’s social media channels.

Sponsorship Package

Media Value

Branded Promotional advertisements

20 x ½ Page Insertions in Muscat Daily= RO 40, 240


*11 x Full Page Insertions in theweek = RO 21,395


Editorial coverage (Approximation)= RO 8,000


Event Branding & Support Material = RO 1,000

Get involved

We eagerly invite you to partner with Oman Restaurant Awards 2019. A premium event that has set a high benchmark of recognition in Oman. We sincerely believe that your brand will not only benefit from maximum exposure, but also derive immense value by association with this prestigious event.


For further queries please contact:

Sajir C P
+968 99474314

Laila Zakwani
+968 24799388