The six-day event themed, Together We Live the Passion for Science, made a much-anticipated return after a two-year hiatus. The festival which is a forum for science, students and scholars, saw more than 452 activities in 70 scientific corners with the participation of 110 government, military, private and civil institutions and the attendance of over 250,000 visitors according to the Ministry of Education (MoE).

Several scientific shows, competitions, workshops, and technological devices and applications were highlighted for students to learn from in a fun, interactive and engaging manner. The concluding ceremony featured a panoramic film on the festival and its visitors’ interacting with different machines and activities in the festival’s corners.

The festival featured the ‘Oman Shell Future City’, which helped students gain an understanding of what a sustainable, smart city could look like in the future. The city also featured green hydrogen for mobility, Shell’s electric vehicle charging concept (Shell Recharge), road safety, a STEM school and other energy related assets which students were able to interact with in a fun and engaging manner.

Commenting on Oman Shell’s participation in the Oman Science Festival, Walid Hadi, Senior VP and Country Chairman of Oman Shell said, “We are proud to collaborate with the Ministry of Education once again, and are delighted to be the gold sponsor for the third edition of the Oman Science Festival. I’m happy that our young and enthusiastic visitors have been able to experience and learn about tomorrow’s technologies in a fun, interactive and engaging manner at the Oman Shell Future City. We reaffirm our commitment to the sustainable development of Oman by nurturing Omani youth in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math on local platforms like the Oman Science Festival. This is an important step towards ensuring the next generation of energy leaders are equipped to achieve future energy goals.”

Speaking about Oman Shell’s focus on investing in the nation’s youth, Dr. Mohammed Al Balushi, CEO of Shell Oman Marketing SAOG said, “Our strategy for energy transition is in accordance with the Sultanate’s ambition for accelerated industrial and economic development as expressed in Oman’s Vision 2040. Our community impact programs are based on sustainability with a focus on the development of our youth, whilst inspiring them to show interest in the future of energy and mobility. Through the sponsorship of the Oman Science Festival in partnership with the Ministry of Education, we highlighted our powering progress strategy and focus on youth development through STEM education and the display of various energy transition related engaging activities”


About Oman Shell

Shell has been a partner in Oman’s development and progress over the last several decades. We have been providing pioneering technologies and expertise in the energy industry and creating value for the community. Shell is active in Oman across the oil and gas industry and is involved in joint venture and independent activities ranging from research and development, exploration and production to trading, retail and new energies. Shell also implements an extensive social investment programme that contributes to the sustainable development of the country. Shell holds interests in Petroleum Development Oman (34%), Oman LNG (30%) and Shell Oman Marketing Company (49%). Together they represent a substantial part of Oman’s economic growth.


Salima Al Masrouri
Media Relation Advisor, MENA.
External Communications Advisor, Oman Shell.
Shell Development Oman LLC
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