Local Car-Rental Enterprise with World-Class Standards
Global Car Rentals has been providing top-quality car-rental service in Oman for over 10 years. The dynamic enterprise has been growing rapidly and is steadily expanding its fleet and services. Business Head – Rental & Leasing Shakil Ahmed Khan explains, “Oman’s car-rental industry is booming and there is huge demand for rentals, especially in Muscat. We have grown by 40% in only two years.”
The company now has a fleet of 700 vehicles and has been recording a 90% occupancy rate during the high season from October to May. Global Car Rental operates three offices (in Muscat, Sohar, and Salalah) and plans to expand into new locations, including Duqm, and will open a second office in Muscat.
Global Car Rental mainly serves international executive travelers and corporate customers but aims to attract more leisure travelers in the future. Mr. Khan points out, “The majority of my clients are corporate clients from Europe and most of them are regular customers who know we offer quality service at attractive prices. In 2014, I want to increase our fleet from 700 cars to 1,000.
Fast-growing tourism sector
Over the long term, Mr. Khan aims for Global Car Rental to have international brand recognition. He says, “I aim to position Global Car Rental as a local Omani company with an international status. My dream is for us to continue to grow in Oman and then to expand beyond its borders.”
Oman’s tourism sector has excellent prospects, Mr. Khan believes. He says, “Oman is definitely the best place to visit in the GCC. People are very honest and friendly, and Oman also has a cost advantage compared to neighboring countries. Oman is also very safe, beautiful and diverse. I want to help brand Oman as the best place to visit in the region. The Omani people and friendly atmosphere really set Oman apart.”
Global Car Rental will continue to expand along with the Omani economy. Mr. Khan anticipates doubling the company’s fleet to reach around 1,500 cars within five years. He says, “Our mission is to offer a large choice of cars to our customers and to provide services promptly. We want the Global Car Rental brand to stand for a wide range of quality cars and quality customer service.”