Duqm Special Economic Zone continues attracting new tourism facilities

Business Wednesday 10/January/2024 17:42 PM
By: Times News Service
Duqm Special Economic Zone continues attracting new tourism facilities

Muscat: The Special Economic Zone at Duqm (Sezad) continues attracting tourism-related economic development projects.

Being the most recent addition to Duqm's list of tourism-related economic development projects, the three-star Royal Plaza Hotel opened its doors today in the Special Economic Zone at Duqm (Sezad).

The opening ceremony was sponsored by Sheikh Ahmed bin Muslim Al Kathiri, Governor of Al Wusta. It was attended by a number of representatives of different public and private institutions in the region.

Aside from two restaurants, two prayer rooms, a fitness centre, a swimming pool, a business centre, a contemporary cafe, a banquet hall, and meeting and conference facilities, Royal Plaza Hotel has 68 rooms, divided into 26 standard rooms, 14 spacious private suites with two rooms, a lounge, three toilets and a kitchen, and six large standard suites with a room, a lounge, a kitchen, and a toilet.

Younis Khamis Al-Barashdi, Chairman of the Hotel Board, said "Today, we are thrilled to open Royal Plaza Hotel Duqm. Situated in Saay Commercial District at the Special Economic Zone at Duqm, the Hotel is built on a total area of approximately 5,600 square meters. The Hotel was opened to meet the needs of Duqm’s hospitality sector and accommodation facilities and was a part of the state’s remarkable efforts to become one of Oman’s top economic destinations. This, in turn, will help revive tourism and fulfil the growing demand for business in the region.”

"The Royal Plaza Hotel's proximity to all amenities and shopping centres in the heart of Duqm sets it apart from other hotels," Al-Barashdi continued. The hotel features a modern outside design to keep up with the facades of opulent hotels. At reasonable costs, the rooms' interior design has been carefully considered to accommodate visitors and business people’s diverse interests and requirements.

It is worth mentioning that Al Wusta Governorate in general and Duqm Governorate in particular are full of unique and diverse tourist attractions, making them a unique tourist destination that appeals to a wide range of tourists. The governorate boasts unique locations, including the Arabian Oryx Reserve stargazing and camping areas, and beaches with clean pristine sand where many activities can be enjoyed by sailing, fishing, and diving lovers. Along with the traditional Bedouin heritage, Duqm also boasts locations for seeing different flocks of migrating birds, many geological landmarks and rock formations.