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Investment in Duqm bodes well for Oman

2 Feb 2020

Future of investment in the wilayat of Duqm is good and promising for the economy and tourism of the Sultanate of Oman. This is why stakeholders are vying to set up hotel establishments and tourism facilities there to strengthen the local economy and its development. There is huge influx of tourists who are coming to Duqm as it has lots of land and marine tourism attractions.


The wilayat of Duqm located in Al Wusta governorate on its 18km coastal strip is luring tourists in large numbers. This vast area can accommodate large types of vital tourism establishments and facilities for which appropriate sites can be chosen in a large area overlooking the sea. There are no specific limits for tourism investment.


Different tourism projects can come up under the comprehensive plan to meet the local requirements of the region. There are many hotel establishments of different classifications already available in Duqm. There are three- and four-star hotels, as well as resorts, hotel apartments and rest houses.


Nasir bin Marhoon al Abdali, director of Tourism in Al Wusta governorate, said that the Ministry of Tourism is playing a significant role and making huge efforts to develop the tourism sector at the level of the wilayats of the sultanate. Duqm is one of the wilayats of the country which is known for its tourism potential. It is rich in natural attractions, which is being focused by the ministry. The ministry has created land plots in and around tourist attractions and offers them from time to time for investment.


Among the hotels of international brands in Duqm is Crowne Plaza, which is a 4-star hotel overlooking the Arabian Sea. It has 213 rooms and 16 suites. Also there is Park Inn, which has a group of sophisticated 4-star chalets close to the beach. It has 73 residential units comprising 50 one-room chalets, eight two-bedroom villas, 13 single bedrooms, two two-bedroom hotel apartments each. The City Hotel is a 3-star property with 118 rooms located near the centre of the wilayat, residential complexes and malls. Apart from this, there are a number of hotel projects under construction.


The benefits of the tourism projects are increasing, as they are necessary for the Special Economic Zone in Duqm. These projects would play a big role in the expected economic and commercial movement there and would motivate other sectors as well. It is one of the sectors, which would add to the gross domestic product of the sultanate and would create job opportunities for the youth. The investment projects would also help investment of the capitals locally and would bring good returns for the investors.


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