DAMAC International: MaSQ waterfront destination in Oman to open in Q3 2019
Call for tender participation opened in April to Oman contractors as construction “speeds ahead” at the historical port
Mina Al Sultan Qaboos’ (MaSQ) on-site discovery centre is currently being outfitted, and will soon open its doors to the public, said regional developer, DAMAC International.
The centre, which is located across from the historical port is the first visible structure in the transformation of a development in strategic partnership with Oman Tourism Development Company (OMRAN), the government’s tourism development arm, a statement revealed.
Located at the southern end of the Muttrah Corniche, the MaSQ Discovery Centre will also house an Omani restaurant operated by Bait Al Luban.
Speaking about the project, Wael Al Lawati, senior vice president for international development at DAMAC, said: “We look forward to welcoming our neighbours to discover our shared future, as we showcase our pride in the rich history of the port to our guests from around the world.
“Having redefined urban development in the Middle East, our support in this landmark project was an obvious fit and underlines our ongoing commitment to the development of this region across market segments,” he added.
The statement also revealed that a prequalification tender for the project construction works, consisting of phased residential, hotels and retail phased development, has also been made public.
Reportedly, contractors were invited to be part of the transformation of the historical port into a $2 billion integrated waterfront destination, including whimsical public areas and entertainment offerings.
The development, which is in line with the National Strategy for Tourism 2040, is led by Muttrah Tourism Development Company, a joint venture between OMRAN and DAMAC.