Khasab, 26 Dec (ONA) — As part of the strategic development agreement signed with the Ministry of Heritage and Tourism to develop a number of touristic projects in the Governorate of Musandam, Oman Tourism Development Company (Omran Group) commenced the works on the zipline project and its ancillary facilities in the Wilayat of Khasab.
The Group is currently deploying the 1800-meter dual zipline project, which begins from Jebel Fitt and passes through scenic landscapes of Khor Qadi and Mokhi area over the coast of the Wilayat of Khasab.
The landing point of the zipline will be connected to the upcoming Atana Khasab Hotel, where a visitor center will be established to offer a host of facilities and book tourist experiences, including various leisure and adventure activities that can be carried out in the area.
The project is currently being developed in a prime location with exceptional sea views of the Strait of Hormuz, complemented by the active movement of ships, yachts and major cruise ships, making it an important touristic attraction for visitors from inside and outside the Sultanate of Oman. The abundance of exceptional natural components, and the cultural richness that is unique to the Governorate of Musandam, offers several horizons for future development.
Sayyid Ibrahim Said Al Busaidi, Minister of State and Governor of Musandam, said: “Musandam zipline project represents the cooperation between the Office of the Minister of State and the Governor of Musandam and Omran Group, within the framework of implementing Musandam’s development strategy for 2040. This project will also effectively contribute in adding a variety of exciting activities for tourists, and serve as a model for entrepreneurs to create multiple assets and services that support the tourism sector, particularly adventure tourism.”
Eng. Saif Ali Al Hinai, Chief Development Officer at Omran Group, said: “The zipline project will be a new tourist site in the Governorate of Musandam, adding to the existing touristic facilities established by the Group such as Atana Hotels and Resorts. We will continue to develop and implement plans and programs for a promising future of this vital sector in the Sultanate of Oman.”
Eng. Yusra Khalaf Al Subhi, Assistant Director General of Planning at the Ministry of Heritage and Tourism said, “We are delighted to begin the first phase of the Musandam Adventure Center, which will comprise of strategic elements of investment and development in the Governorate of Musandam. This project comes in line with our relentless pursuit to achieve the outlined objectives of Oman Vision 2040 and the National Tourism Strategy, in addition to supporting the economic diversification in the Sultanate of Oman. We are moving forward to enhance the offerings at the prominent tourist sites in the country, that will make Oman an important destination for visitors to spend their holidays and to explore its rich natural, heritage and cultural treasures.”
The agreement signed between Omran Group and the Ministry of Heritage and Tourism comes within the framework of supporting the efforts to achieve the outlined objectives of the National Tourism Strategy 2040. By promoting tourism growth in the sector’s value chain, Omran Group endeavours to contribute to the nation’s socio-economic development, thus stimulating development and investment in vital tourist sites in the Sultanate of Oman. The scope of the agreement also includes the implementation of a wide array of multi-use spaces, hotels and resorts, entertainment activities and projects, and specialized facilities for adventure tourism. It further aims to strengthen investment through establishing local and international partnerships, along with launching a number of activities in the short-term.