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Oman moves forward with new attractions and developments

Oman moves forward with new attractions and developments
October 21, 2014

The Sultanate of Oman is going through a period of great activity with two significant development projects being revealed and signed off in the last month.

With the population of the Omani capital of Muscat rising, along with the numbers of international visitors, a series of attractions and leisure orientated developments are currently moving forward.

These include:

Oman’s first-ever Aquarium
To be completed by 2016, the US$22.5 million aquarium at Seeb harbour, will be the biggest ever 'Gift to The Nation' by Petroleum Development Oman (PDO). 

The project (pictured above), which will mark the 45th anniversary of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said's reign next year, includes a range of features such as specialised viewing tanks, interactive activities and guided tours. Another central aspect of the building will be a research division for all fisheries studies by Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries staff, universities and other specialists.

$2.5 billion Omagine Project gets signed off
Omagine LLC, a subsidiary of US-based Omagine (pictured above), has signed an agreement with the Government of Oman to design, develop, own and operate a $2.5 billion tourism and real estate development project.

To be developed on a 1 million metre2 prime beachfront land facing the Gulf of Oman, just west of the capital city of Muscat, Omagine will be an integration of cultural, heritage, educational, entertainment and residential components featuring hotels, commercial buildings, retail establishments and more than 2,000 residences to be developed for sale. 

For more information go to the Sultanate of Oman Tourism website at www.tourismoman.com.au

14th September 2014 - OMANI REGIONS ENJOYS VISITOR GROWTH

4th March 2014 - OMANI TOURISM SECTOR TO GROW BY 5.2% OVER NEXT 10 YEARS 

25th February 2014 - CULTURAL TOURISM TAKES CENTRAL STAGE AT QATAR’S ‘TOURISM IN TOMORROW’S WORLD’ CONFERENCE

11th June 2013 - MUSEUMS DRIVE ECONOMIC AND CULTURAL TRANSFORMATION

9th May 2013 - MUSCAT BEACH RESORT TO CREATE 1,000 NEW JOBS

 


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