Oman tourism: Al Baleed Walk to open in May, says Kuwaiti investor

Oman Tuesday 10/January/2017 22:31 PM
By: Times News Service
Oman tourism: Al Baleed Walk to open in May, says Kuwaiti investor

Muscat: Foodies will be able to enjoy a new dining experience in Salalah in May as eight new eateries will open in Al Baleed Walk, according to the investor behind the expansion.
The tourism project will open for the public just 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. “Each outlet will be 120 square metres and costumers will be able to enjoy a view of the sea 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 for visitors to reach the designated outlet at a cost of 500 baisas.
Tenders were floated for investors to open brand restaurants in the Walk just four days ago and will be closed in a couple of weeks to review the submissions.
Al Baleed Walk is located near the Anantara Hotel in Dhofar.
In an exclusive interview with the Times of Oman’s sister newspaper Al Shabiba, Al Sabah said the Omani market stimulates international investors, thanks to “its stability and the prospects of growth as well as the availability of an integrated system of facilities and incentives, making it an ideal place for secured investments.” About 333,000 people visited the Governorate of Dhofar last year during the Khareef “Monsoon Season,” from June 21 to August 1, according to the latest data from the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI).