Damac to open discovery hub of Oman's Mina Al Sultan Qaboos in Q3

Omran and Damac's joint venture, Muttrah Tourism Development Co, is building the Omani waterfront megaproject

Mina Al Sultan Qaboos is an Omani megaproject.
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Mina Al Sultan Qaboos is an Omani megaproject.

The discovery centre of Oman's Mina Al Sultan Qaboos is currently readying to open its doors to the public in Q3 2019, Dubai Financial Market-listed real estate developer Damac International — which is building the waterfront project with Oman Government's tourism development arm Oman Tourism Development Co (Omran) through their joint venture Muttrah Tourism Development Co— confirmed earlier in May.

Senior vice president for international development at Damac, Wael Al Lawati, said the company was looking forward to welcoming visitors to explore Mina Al Sultan Qaboos through its discovery centre.

He added: “Having redefined urban development in the Middle East, our support in this landmark project was an obvious fit, and underlines our ongoing commitment to the development of this region across market segments.”

The development is in line with Oman’s National Strategy for Tourism 2040.

Located at the southern end of the Muttrah Corniche, the space aims to educate visitors of the heritage of Muscat’s Muttrah district, and will also house Bait Al Luban’s seafood restaurant against the waterfront’s backdrop.

Since its initial announcement, Muttrah has undergone extensive planning and place-making research, and obstructing structures around the Phase 1 construction area have been cleared. 

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