Home to 900 hotel rooms, Hawana Salalah recently opened its doors to a variety of dining outlets offering international, Italian and Lebanese cuisine, as well as retail outlets and recreational facilities.
“We are constantly working towards creating new lifestyle experiences in Hawana Salalah for homeowners, visitors and the growing base of tourists coming to the Governorate of Dhofar,” said Ahmed Salem, destination director at Hawana Salalah.
“In addition to a host of facilities that have joined our burgeoning destination from the start of 2017, is a new range of freehold residences, along with the Hawana Aqua Park – expected to be operational end of 2017 – and will accommodate up to 500 visitors a day.”
There are a wide range of activities and restaurants available at Hawana Salalah, and joining its expanding roster of attractions this year is the marina-side restaurant Saporito restaurant. With an extensive Italian and Lebanese menu, and an al fresco dining section, this new restaurant takes fusion dining to a whole new level, and has become an instant attraction amongst Hawana Salalah residents and visitors. Another addition is the beachfront refreshment oasis Al Koshk, which boasts a tempting selection of freshly squeezed fruit juices, freshly made sandwiches and a delicious menu of ice-cream treats.
There are unlimited opportunities for enterprising entrepreneurs to build thriving businesses and Hawana Salalah is an ideal platform for them. Such popular examples include Nigel Hunter, owner of The Island, an al fresco venue that is a favourite hub for Salalah's locals and expats, who is introducing Hawana Salalah’s newest dining venue, Sailfish. With indoor and outdoor seating available, and set amidst the bustling Hawana Salalah Marina Bay, Sailfish is every diners delight; hosting a carefully crafted international menu with hints of Arabia.
Another popular budding entrepreneur is Dhofari entrepreneur, Yousef al Shanfari’s who has turned up a start up with one boat on service into a medium size business serving Hawana Salalah’s hotel guests and creating employment opportunities for local Omani talent.
For those looking to enjoy the thrill of water activities at Hawana Salalah, popular water-sports provider Adventure Sports recently opened its doors, bringing an unrivalled array of the best beach fun including sailing, kayaking, pedal boards, parasailing, jet skiing, wake-boarding, and a variety of entertaining rides. Adding to Hawana Salalah’s popular and fast-evolving retail offerings is the opening of two Turkish themed stores. They are silver jewellery and accessories specialists Shanti and fashion haven, Fashion Istanbul. Additionally the Sabaya Boutique, brings the latest abaya trends to Salalah and a range of local fashions for both men and women.
With 900 hotel rooms, Hawana Salalah is home to the exquisite Salalah Rotana Resort, Fanar Hotel & Residences, Juweira Boutique Hotel and the exclusive beachfront Souly Lodge. Its premium facilities include a world-class 170-berth super-yackt marina, vibrant restaurants and cafés and a range of water and land activities for an active lifestyle, including the Hawana Aqua Park that will be opening soon. Sustainably built by development experts Muriya and spread along seven kilometres of stunning coconut palm fringed Indian Ocean coastline, Hawana Salalah’s freehold residences, including villas and apartments, are available to own and rent.