Heba Aziz


Prof. Dr. Heba Aziz
Professor and Head of Department
Department of Logistics, Tourism and Service Management

GUtech, PO Box 1816, Athaibah PC 130, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman. Room: 22061180
+968 2206 1180 (office)
+968 99426842 (mobile)


Short biogaphy:

Prof. Dr Heba Aziz Heba holds a PhD degree in tourism anthropology in (1999) and a Masters degree (1992), she worked as consultant, policy maker and an academic in the UK, Dubai and Bahrain. She was appointed as a professor at GUtech where she designed and established the programme of Sustainable Tourism and Regional Development at GUtech; she then worked on giving the programme a more business focus and worked at restructuring the programme and changing its name to the programme of International Business and Service management. Her research and teaching areas are in the field interest i…
Full CV

  • PhD , Tourism Anthropology and Development, University of Surrey, UK, 1999.
  • MSc , Tourism Marketing, University of Strathclye, UK, 1992.
  • BSc , Business and Tourism, Alexandria University, Egypt, 1989.
  • Tourism management
  • Tourism planning and development
  • Culture heritage and tourism
  • Event Management

Research Areas

  • Sustainable Tourism development
  • Tourism and the green economy
  • Culture Heritage and sustainable tourism management
  • local community involvement in tourism development
  • Nationalization of tourism labour force

Research Projects


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Published Books

  • Project title: Experts mission to the site of Failaka Island
    Period: 03/2017–03/2017
    Sponsored by: UNESCO - WHC
    Project description:

    An assessment of the culture tourism potential at the Island of Failaka Kuwait in preparation for submission for a nomination file

  • Project title: Responsible tourism and corporate social responsibility for Omran
    Period: 03/2015–05/2015
    Sponsored by: Omran
    Project description:

    designing Omran responsible tourism and corporate social responsibility priorities and projects

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