Muscat – The Ministry of Heritage and Tourism, in partnership with Dhofar Municipality and Omran Group, is implementing four tourism projects worth more than RO3mn in Dhofar.
The four projects are development of Mughsail Beach waterfront, Itlalat Hamreer, Wadi Darbat and Ain Jerziz.
Khalid bin Abdullah al Abri, Director General of Heritage and Tourism in Dhofar, informed that the ministry is working to exploit and develop natural sites in the governorate to capitalise on the tourist seasons of khareef and spring.
Spread over 174,000sqm, the Mughsail Beach waterfront project will see an investment of RO874,600 and include parking lots, an events and activities arena, food kiosks, restaurants, a promenade on the beach, shaded sitting areas, picnic sites, and dedicated areas for exercise.
“It will also include facilities for marine sports, an adventure park and children’s games,” Abri informed.
The Itlalat Hamreer project, spread over 50,000sqm, will be built at a cost of RO505,000.
Spread over 105,000sqm, the Wadi Darbat project will cost RO561,500. “It will provide a unique experience in hospitality and entertainment and include picnic spots, cable cars and a platform to view the waterfall,” Abri said.
The Ain Jerziz development project, built on an area of 40,000sqm, aims to improve public services and facilities and will include parking spaces, toilets and picnic spots.
“These projects will contribute to developing the governorate’s economy and revitalising the business sector. The sites will be offered to SMEs on lease or usufruct contracts.”
About other projects currently in the pipeline, Abri said the Ministry of Heritage and Tourism, in partnership with Dhofar Municipality, is setting up several travel oases, including the Hashir and Sadah oases. “Land has been offered for investment and implementation of the plans developed by the ministry.”