Oman tourism ventures into adventure

Oman Tourism Development Company (OMRAN Group) announces an 1,800-metre dual zipline project in the Wilayat of Khasab, as part of its plans to develop the destination for adventure tourism. The project, first of its kind in the Governorate of Musandam, will be an integrated adventaure centre designed to offer tourists unique experiences that combine adventure and exploration.

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The Oman Adventure Centre was designed to accommodate a broad range of facilities, providing visitors with an integrated tourism experience. It has a waiting area and more facilities. Additionally, the zipline project will be managed and operated by LEOS, a specialist operator that runs adventure and entertainment projects on a regional and international scale. Mubarak bin Ali al Rahbi, Head of the Musandam Governor’s Office said, “The Musandam Governorate has a wealth of tourism offerings that can be utilised to develop a wide range of tourism projects. This project illustrates our ongoing efforts to utilise these elements for tourism development.” He added, “We are confident that the zipline project will encourage businesses within and outside the Governorate to develop more tourism-related services.”

Said Hareb Al Obaidani, Director General of Tourism Development at the Ministry of Heritage and Tourism, said: “The Ministry is working to stimulate development and investment in the various key tourist destinations in the Sultanate of Oman, especially the Governorate of Musandam. Our goal is to enhance the tourism services ecosystem with a variety of specialised multi-use projects that satisfy the desires and tastes of various tourist segments. Currently in its soft opening phase, the zipline project serves as a quality benchmark for developing tourism products and enhanced tourism experiences that we aspire to achieve.

The Ministry of Heritage and Tourism has allocated the necessary land and budget for the zipline project, which has been and implemented by the OMRAN Group in partnership with the Musandam Governor’s Office. “We are also developing several hiking and mountain biking trails in the Musandam Governorate, installing informational and guiding signboards that meet all required safety and security standards,” he said.

Eng. Maysar Al Kamzari, Development Manager at OMRAN Group, said, “The zipline project falls within the framework of the Group’s efforts to achieve tourism diversification in the Musandam Governorate. It will constitute a qualitative addition to the Group’s projects in the region, which currently includes the Atana Hospitality branded assets.”

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