Omrania Celebrates 50th Anniversary At Corporate Iftar

Mr. Basem Al Shihabi – Omrania’s founder - welcomes colleagues to Omrania's Corporate Iftar & Dinner at the Inter-Continental Riyadh Hotel on Tuesday 4 April 2023.  Photo © Omrania.


This year marks the 50th Anniversary since Omrania was founded. Gathered for a festive and elegant evening, Mr. Basem Al Shihabi – Omrania’s founder – welcomed colleagues to celebrate the company’s legacy.


The Omrania family is 50-years strong and is still passionate. The company hosted its customary annual iftar and dinner party. Held at the Inter-Continental Riyadh Hotel on Tuesday 4 April 2023, the event was attended by Omrania’s team in Riyadh and by colleagues from the industry. The evening provided an opportunity to reflect on Omrania’s legacy and landmark projects in Riyadh.

Mr. Basem Al Shihabi, Omrania’s Chairman, welcomed everyone with heartfelt remarks, offering inspiring words on both the past and future of the company. Mr. Charles Trad, the CEO of Omrania, expressed his appreciation to management and staff, and presented his vision for continued development.

At the heart of the evening’s program was video presentations on the legacy of Omrania. The first presentation highlighted Omrania’s signature projects that changed Riyadh’s skyline and its public realm. The second video honored Mr. Basem Al Shihabi, Omrania’s founder, by portraying his 50-years history with the company. To mark the significance of the occasion, Mr. Othman Alwashmi, Mr. Abdulsalam Alhaddad, and Mr. Charles Trad all joined in presenting a special award to Mr. Shihabi recognizing his incredible effort and ingenuity that pushed forward the company’s success.


The evening’s final event was the presentation of awards to long-serving Omrania staff members. The company’s management presented awards to employees celebrating a major work anniversary of 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, and 45 years with Omrania. Management acknowledged the talents and dedication of these valued colleagues.

Mr. Mahmoud AbuGhazal, Director of Architecture, and Ms. Lana Dwehji, a Lead Architect, graciously served as the MCs for the evening’s festivities.

The evening concluded with an elegant dinner in a warmly collegial atmosphere.

Snapshots from Omrania’s Corporate Iftar & Dinner at the Inter-Continental Riyadh Hotel on Tuesday 4 April 2023.  Photos © Omrania.

Omrania, a renowned architecture firm, has established a reputation for excellence in blending aesthetic and functional design, setting a benchmark for architecture firms in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.