Muscat – The Ministry of Heritage and Tourism has announced that it will officially open Oman Adventure Centre and launch the world’s longest zip line over water on Wednesday, April 26, in Musandam.
Oman Tourism Development Company (Omran Group) recently announced the soft opening of the 1,800m dual zip line project in Khasab. The project is part of an integrated adventure centre – Oman Adventure Centre – designed to offer tourists unique experiences that combine adventure and exploration.
The zip line project is the first activity offered by the centre, which has been developed as part of a comprehensive development plan for the region.
Oman Adventure Centre has been designed to accommodate a broad range of facilities, including a waiting area, providing visitors with an integrated tourism experience. The zip line is managed and operated by LEOS, a specialist operator that runs adventure and entertainment projects in the region and other parts of the world.
On the occasion of the soft opening, Mubarak bin Ali al Rahbi, head of Musandam Governor’s Office, said, “The governorate has a wealth of tourism offerings that can be utilised to develop a wide range of tourism projects. This project illustrates our ongoing efforts to utilise these elements for tourism development.”
He added, “We are confident that the zip line project will encourage businesses within and outside the governorate to develop more tourism-related services. In doing so, they will contribute to the sector’s growth, aligning with our vision to place Musandam on the local and regional map of the most prominent tourist destinations, especially in the areas of exploration and adventure.”
According to Said Hareb al Obaidani, Director General of Tourism Development in the Ministry of Heritage and Tourism, the ministry is working to stimulate development and investments in key tourist destinations in Oman, especially Musandam.
The ministry allocated the land and budget for the zip line project, which was implemented by Omran in partnership with Musandam Governor’s Office.
“Besides the zip line project, we are also developing several hiking and mountain biking trails in the governorate, and installing information and guide signboards that meet all required safety and security standards. The ministry is seeking, in cooperation with all partners, to explore investment opportunities in Musandam’s tourism sector, aiming to make it a destination of choice for investments,” Obaidani said.