Sunday, March 27, 2005

If they build it, will they come?

Following up on my earlier post about Sh. Mohd bin Rashid buying large chunks of Oman...

Dubai International Properties (a company owned by the Dubai government) today signed an agreement with the government of Oman to develop a huge project in Yiti on an area of approximately 2.6 million square meters.
The multi-faceted resort will have several major segments and will be a city within itself, offering unrivalled luxury designed to provide a varied range of entertainment, leisure and tourism options. These include a set of three luxury hotels, one on the beach for water sports enthusiasts, one in the mountains that will offer the majestic beauty of the Omani mountains as well as all activities associated with them.

Keeping to the theme of offering a resort lifestyle, the development will house a world-class health and wellness centre with a spa and other facilities to cater to the well being of its guests.

Villas will be built and offered on sale alongside the sandy beaches, in the mountains and around an 18-hole Championship Golf Course and Club.

To complete the community lifestyle, there will be a Souk and a Marina, apart from serviced & furnished apartments and all the amenities and facilities that have become the hallmark of the major developments promoted by Dubai entities.
Full article here. It will be all over the press tomorrow. I wonder when details of the other project in Shinas will come out.

2 comments:

Lym said...

So they have planned ! I hope they don't cancel it like they have done before.

I wonder if we will ever be like Dubai when it comes to Tourism ! There is still alot to be done and it's not only with building fancy hotels and resorts.

M-Pac said...

Whether this project takes off or not, this is a clear indication that Tourism is certainly going to be the major breadwinner for Oman in the near future.

This is only the beginning.