Al Baleed Walk to open next May, says investor

Energy Tuesday 10/January/2017 19:18 PM
By: Times News Service
Al Baleed Walk to open next May, says investor

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Muscat: Foodies will enjoy a new dining experience in Salalah next May as eight new eateries will open in Al Baleed Walk, according to the investor behind the expansion.
The tourism project will be open for public only two months ahead of the monsoon season, when hundreds of thousands of tourists flock to the southern governorate to enjoy its greenery and refreshing weather.
Nestled near Al Baleed archaeological site, the walk will include eight international restaurants and coffee shops in addition to other services, according to Sheikha Munira Al Sabah, the project investor.
“The size of each outlet will be 120 square metres and costumers will enjoy a sea view only 65 metres above the sea level,” she said, adding the parking lot can take up to 200 vehicles.
The Kuwaiti businesswoman told the Times of Oman that four golf carts will be allocated near the entrance so visitors can reach the designated outlet at a cost of 500 baisas.
Tenders have been floated for investors to open brand restaurants in the walk only four days ago and it will be closed in a couple of weeks to review the submissions.
Al Baleed Walk is located near Anantara Hotel in Dhofar.
In an exclusive interview with sister newspaper Al Shabiba, Al Sabah said the Omani market stimulates international investors thanks to “its stability and growth as well as the availability of an integrated system of facilities and incentives, making it an ideal place for secured investing,”
About 333,000 people visited the Governorate of Dhofar last year during the Khareef “Monsoon Season” from June 21 to August 1, according to latest data from the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI).