The inauguration was held under the auspices of H E Sayyid Mohammed bin Sultan bin Hamoud al Busaidi, Minister of State and Governor of Dhofar.
The event was also attended by H E Ahmed bin Nasser bin Hamad al Mehrzi, Minister of Tourism, H E Mohammed bin Salim bin Said al Toobi, Minister of Environment and Climate Affairs, and H E Dr Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Obaid al Sa’eedi, Minister of Health. Delegations from Muriya’s parent companies, Orascom Development Holding (ODH) and Omran, led by Samih Sawaris, chairman of ODH and Peter Walichnowski, CEO of Omran were also present.
Muriya, a joint venture between ODH and Omran, celebrated ten years of growth and success in the sultanate’s tourism, real estate and leisure sectors. The Hawana Aquapark aims to create unique experiences for Dhofaris, promote inbound and domestic tourism, and cater to international visitors. The development adds to the host of attractions available and promises to create direct and indirect jobs for the local community.
The eco-friendly beachfront Souly Lodge was also opened during the event, adding 15 bungalows to the wide variety of accommodation options available at Hawana Salalah for all guests.
The destination has been organically expanding its portfolio of high-end four and five-star hotel room categories catering to diverse tourism sectors, including the newly operational 98 rooms in Fanar Hotel & Residences, and the recently opened 22 rooms to Salalah Rotana Resort, reaching a total of 900 rooms in the destination.
With premium facilities such as the four-star Juweira Boutique Hotel, a 170-berth super-yacht marina, vibrant dining establishments, and freehold real estate properties, Hawana Salalah is the ideal home away from home, spread along 7km of stunning Indian Ocean coastline.