Muscat, Oman to have largest hotel supply in two years

The capital city will overtake Manama in terms of hotel supply

A majority of the forthcoming supply in 2019 is expected in Muscat alone
A majority of the forthcoming supply in 2019 is expected in Muscat alone

Oman’s capital city Muscat is anticipated to have the largest branded hotel supply by 2021 overtaking Manama in Bahrain, data by Colliers International revealed.

By the end of 2019, an additional 2,100 keys will mark their entry into markets of Kuwait City, Manama, Muscat and Amman. A majority of this forthcoming supply, 1,200 keys, is expected in Muscat alone.

According to analysts at Colliers, Oman's Ministry of Tourism has signed a deal of worth OMR 4.5 million (US$11.7 million) to develop and construct new hotels, restaurants and resorts across the Sultanate.

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The ministry is focusing on the development of three-star hotels in outlying regions.

In addition to that, these projects are expected to offer employment opportunities, and assist in the economic development of the country as well further development of the tourism sector in Oman.

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