Towards an innovative and contemporary Omani architectural style

We are pleased to launch today the second cycle of Bilarab Bin Haitham Award for Architectural Design. We are addressing all youth of the Sultanate of Oman and inviting them to take the initiative by participating and contributing to present their architectural perceptions and views. We are launching this session to express our sincere gratitude and thanks to His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik, may Allah protect him, who blessed this award since its first launching, and it is an honor for this session to adopt the design of the Maritime History Museum project, which is hoped to be built in The Wilayat of Sur, Al Sharqiyah South Governorate, through the Ministry of Heritage and Tourism. With the beginning of the second cycle, we would like to thank all the young people who participated in the first session for their ideas and perceptions, especially those who won the first three prizes. Moreover, we encourage everyonen; who meets the conditions of participation, to take the initiative and to use their architectural and technical skills to present their ideas for this award in its second cycle, and, God willing, Omani youth are able to employ their architectural tools and artistic taste to present innovative architectural designs. May Allah grant you all success and prosperity.

His Highness Sayyid Bilarab bin Haitham Al Said

Award Message

Investing and empowering the national architectural capabilities and skills to develop different regions in the Sultanate of Oman that contribute to achieving an added value.

About the Award

Bilarab Bin Haitham Award for Architectural Design comes in line with the future vision and aspirations of the Sultanate of Oman in developing its different regions architecturally. It also comes in accordance with their geographical environment and cultural identity, and related to the development taking place in the field of architecture and design around the world. Moreover, this award is concerned with the launch of an annual local competition with a global vision, aiming to compete for the design and innovation of unique architectural projects in certain regions in the Sultanate of Oman with a distinctive architectural character that combines originality and modernity and can be adopted on the ground. The award also seeks to exploit the environmental and terrain diversity of the Sultanate of Oman in its various regions and governorates, where different topics will be presented in the architectural design from year to year targeting a specific architectural theme and a specific region or governorate.

Objectives and Goals

Achieving the aspirations of Oman’s Vision 2040 to establish environmentally and friendly touristic and entertaining areas that provide attractions to the public and contribute to raising the quality of life in the Sultanate of Oman.

Investing the knowledge and skills of Omani youth specialized in the field of architecture and engineering design, and empowering their practical and technical capabilities to have an impact and added value to society.

Creating investment opportunities for owners of small and medium enterprises SME by contributing to the operation of the award-winning projects, and providing them with appropriate services.

Investing some untapped lands in the Sultanate of Oman and transforming them into integrated tourism and entertainment destinations.

Providing tourism and investment planning sectors with ideas and plans for modern and innovative projects that are applicable on the ground, and providing the opportunity for real estate development companies in the Sultanate to adopt some of these projects.

Evaluation Committee

Eng. Zuhair Al-Raisi

Dr. Hanan Al-Jabriya

Dr. Hanan Al Khateriah

Eng. Haitham Al-Busafi

Eng. Zina Al-Harithiya

Awards and Honors

First Place


Omani Riyals & Competition Cup Winner

Second Place


Omani Riyals & 2ed Place Cup

Third Place


Omani Riyals & 3ed Place Cup

The location is in Sur, National Maritime Museum

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