The Arab International Aluminium Conference (ARABAL) is the premium platform for the aluminium industries in the Arab world. It is hosted on rotation basis by the primary aluminium manufacturers in the region, who collectively produced 5,229,115 tonnes tons of aluminium in 2016.

ARABAL comprises a strategic conference focusing on the current industry prospects and challenges, a site tour to Sohar Aluminium smelter, an international exhibition and various other workshops, meetings, and entertainment activities.

Mr. Mohammed Al Naki founded ARABAL in 1981 to establish greater cooperation between leaders in the Arab Aluminium Industry and the global players.

The first ARABAL conference was held in 1983 in Kuwait, when Kuwait Aluminium Co. began fulfilling a vision to establish a platform for collaboration and development for the aluminium industry in the region.

Over the past 36 years, ARABAL has become an event of international repute, bringing together industry leaders from around the world to discuss current issues as well as explore businesses and investment opportunities in the region.

Today ARABAL sees the participation of more than 500 top executives to attend its conference, and thousands to visit its exhibition.


Sohar Aluminium is proud to host the 21st ARABAL Conference from 6 to 9 November 2017 in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman. Professionals from a broad spectrum of the international aluminium industry will give a series

of presentations, panel discussions and case studies. This year’s theme is “Driving Strategic Growth across the Global Aluminium Industry”.


Alongside the conference will be a two-day, international exhibition, gathering the biggest names from the upstream, midstream and downstream sectors.Over the three day event, thousands of industry professionals from around the world will be invited to attend the exhibition.

Site Tour

The delegates will be offered to visit the premises of Sohar Aluminium smelter and its various facilities.

Sohar Aluminium was formed in September 2004 to undertake a landmark Greenfield aluminium smelter project in the Sultanate of Oman. It is jointly owned by Oman Oil Company, Abu Dhabi National Energy Company PJSC - TAQA and Rio Tinto.

About Oman

During the days of the conference, Sohar Aluminium will host a pre-event welcome reception and a cultural dinner with Omani traditional entertainment, and international standards live performances.

The delegates’ accompanying spouses can enjoy guided tours to visit Oman’s major monuments and touristic attractions.

During the cultural dinner Sohar Aluminium will showcase a selection of traditional handicrafts and arts from its talented corporate social responsibility beneficiaries and local small and medium enterprises.