In Oman, the 1.8+-million-square-meter Ras Al Hadd project will include several hotel projects. According to the Oman Tourism Development Company (Omran) minister responsible for financial affairs, deputy chairman Darwish bin Ismail Al Balushi, work on first stage of the $649 million project is due to in the first quarter of 2016.
The joint venture between the Sultanate’s Government, represented by Omran and Al Diar Real Estate Investment Company of Qatar, follows an agreement signed in November 2014 to set up a tourism project in Ras Al Hadd in the Wilayat of Sur in the Governorate of South A’Sharqiyah. According to Hotelier Middle East, the project will be developed in four phases, the first one including a 100-room eco-themed resort, 50 hotel villas and 150 residential villas, set for completion by the end of 2018.
Phase two involves the addition of 100 new five-star hotel rooms to the resort, as well as an additional 196 residential villas. Phase three will see add a separate 200-room five-star resort, an additional 50 hotel villas and 179 residential villas. The final phase of the Ras Al Hadd project will see the opening of a 150-room five-star hotel, 50 hotel villas and 175 new residential villas.
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