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Oman looks to rise in visitor numbers as Salalah waterpark development nears completion

Oman looks to rise in visitor numbers as Salalah waterpark development nears completion
October 3, 2017

As Oman continues to develop its tourism assets, authorities have said the first phase of a landmark waterpark development in Salalah will be ready by December.

Announced by Oman’s Tourism Mminister, Ahmed bin Nasser bin Hamad al Mehrzi, the 35,000 metre² OMR2.6 million (US$7 million) waterpark will feature a selection of water rides, including a lazy river, wave pool, spa pool and a number of slides.

The waterpark - by James Cubitt and Partners Abu Dhabi - is part of a larger mixed-use leisure development, which will also feature a five-star hotel, mall and conference halls.

A second phase of development included in the signing will see the waterpark further expanded to include six different types of watersports, as well as vast green areas.

In addition to Salah, three other waterparks are currently under development in the country, including the OMR40 million (US$104 million) Majarat Oman.

The waterpark development is part of larger plan by the Omani government to harness growing interest in the Middle East as a tourist destination and raise its profile.

Image courtesy of ProSlide.

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