NEW TOURISM PROJECTS OPEN IN OMAN’S DHOFAR
A number of projects were opened at the tourism destination “Hawana Salalah,” in the Governorate of Dhofar, today, marking the 10th Anniversary of Muriya Tourism Development
Company. The opening of these projects come, to boost the tourism sector in the Sultanate.
The opening ceremony was held under the patronage of Sayyid Mohammed bin Sultan al-Busaidi, Minister of State, Governor of Dhofar, in the presence of Ahmed bin Nassir al-Meherzi, Minister of Tourism, ministers and senior officials.
During the ceremony, a presentation was given on the tourism destination “Hawana Salalah” and its tourism and recreational facilities.
Eng. Samih Sawiris, Chairman of Orascom Development Holding, gave a speech on this occasion, during which he touched on the fruitful strategic partnership between Orascom and Omran. He pointed to the investments that came, due to this partnership, such as four- to five-star hotels, apartments, villas and water park.
On his turn, Peter Walichnowski, CEO of Omran, touched on the company’s objectives, in terms of the strategic development of new destinations and projects that enhance the economic and social growth of the Sultanate and serve its ambitious efforts to diversify the national economy.
He affirmed that, the cooperation with Orascom has succeeded in paving the way to achieve the goals and pushing the wheel of development in the tourism sector forward, in the Sultanate, in addition to finding best sustainable means that protect Oman’s unique nature and culture for the economic interest of local communities.
Later, the Governor of Dhofar launched the Hawana Salalah projects, that include water park and expansion in the number of hotel rooms at Rotana Resort and Al Fanar Hotel, that stood at 120, as well as, Souli Camp.
It is planned that the Hawana Salalah project in the Governorate of Dhofar will include seven hotels, including Salalah Rotana Resort, with capacity of 422 rooms, Al Fanar Hotel with 400 rooms, Juweira Boutique Hotel with 87 rooms, and Souli Camp with 15 chalets by the sea built by natural components.
Thus, the number of hotel rooms within Hawana Salalah project hits about 900.
Source: NAM News Network