Foundation stone laid for Oman's $1bn tourism complex project

The integrated tourism complex, located in Quriyat, will house a golf course, freehold units, a water park, and three-, four- and five-star hotels

Foundation stone laid for Omans $1Bn tourism complex project.
Foundation stone laid for Omans $1Bn tourism complex project.

Quriyat integrated tourism complex (ITC), located 80 kms southeast of Muscat, held its foundation stone laying ceremony on Monday, January 15. The project is the first in the area and will be developed in three five-year phases with an estimated budget of RO 385 million (US $1.4bn), according to a report from Muscat Daily.

The seaside project, being developed by a venture called Quriyat Development Company (QDC), will include a golf course, freehold units, a water park, and three-, four- and five-star hotels. Additionally, it’s also designed to be a tourist destination and will be open to public.

“The development falls within the framework of the Tourism Strategy of Oman 2040, as well as the National Programme for Enhancing Economic Diversification ‘Tanfeedh’, which aims at enhancing the natural and cultural elements to grow tourism across Oman. The Quriyat ITC project will positively reflect on the economic and social levels especially for the citizens of Quriyat who will directly benefit from the development and subsequent operations,” a quote from the report said.

Quriyat ITC is also in the vicinity of other tourist attractions in the area such as Wadi Dayqah, Hawiyat Najm Park and Wadi Shab.

The development falls in line with the country’s tourism strategy, Oman 2020, as well as the National Programme for Enhancing Economic Diversification ‘Tanfeedh,’ a national initiative to enhance economic diversification. Besides tourism, the ITC project is also aimed at benefiting the citizens of Quriyat directly.

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