Oman Post, Oman Airports unveil new stamps, offering AR experience

Published: Thursday, December 13, 2018

Oman Post and Oman Airports issued two new commemorative stamps of the Muscat International Airport. The stamps offer individuals the opportunity to discover the Sultanate’s new gateway in a different manner.

For the first time in Oman, the new stamps offer an augmented reality experience through the Oman Stamp app. By scanning the stamps, enthusiasts get to explore the new international airport in all its splendor.

The event was held under the patronage of Sheikh Aimen bin Ahmed Al Hosni, CEO of Oman Airports. To commemorate the occasion, a launch ceremony was organised by Oman Airports with the participation of Abdulmalik Al Balushi, CEO of Oman Post, alongside representatives from organizations, official delegates and the airport stakeholders.

“Following the successful commencement of the Muscat International Airport’s operations earlier this year, the new stamps highlight the airport’s status as a gateway to beauty and opportunity. As one of the Sultanate’s most iconic landmarks, it was recently named the World’s Best Leading New Airport in 2018 and ranked the 20th Best Airport in the World in the 5-15 million passengers category,” said the CEO of Oman Airports.

“The integration of augmented reality in the two new stamps brings Muscat International Airport to life. For the first time in Oman, collectors will enjoy an entirely new dimension to stamps and be able to experience different aspects of the airport, including a video showcasing many of its features and facilities. This innovative approach is part of our transformation journey at Oman Post towards a new age of postal services,” said the CEO of Oman Post.

The two new stamps display photographs of the Muscat International Airport’s state-of-the-art facilities. The first stamp showcases an aerial view of the airport with the sun setting in the distance reflecting Oman’s tranquility and beauty. The second stamp features the airport’s passenger terminal, illustrating a space full of travellers, palm trees, and the airport’s exquisite architecture.