Oman Ministry of Tourism (MoT) has announced the opening of three new budget hotels in Muscat during the first half of 2017.
The news comes a few days after it was reported three other hotels were nearing completion with a 2017 opening date scheduled.
Outlining the projects, the MoT said Hisn Al Mussanah Hotel with 40 rooms is set to open in April 2017.
The Al Salam hotel apartments is set to open in Barka in February 2017 with 30 apartments to cater to tourists.
Another hotel in Barka is nearing completion: “The Orchid Hotel, with 27 apartments, will be opened in the middle of January,” a spokesperson from the MoT was reported stating by Zawya.
The Ministry believes that the new supply will pique the interest of travel agents as it will provide a boost in tourism, as there is a shortage of budget hotels in the Sultanate.
Oman is looking at an annual growth of 8-12%.