Ministry to build traditional Omani souks, villages at Seeb in tourism push

Oman Sunday 15/October/2017 14:09 PM
By: Times News Service
Ministry to build traditional Omani souks, villages at Seeb in tourism push

Muscat: To recreate the magic of old Omani souks and traditional villages, the Ministry of Tourism (MOT) wants to develop a new tourist destination in Seeb.
The project will have restaurants, cafes, and shops which will be leased for 50 years, MOT said, for which they are looking for investors.
The tourism ministry said that the project comes in line with the Omani strategy, which will be constructed on land number 277 in the Wilayat of Seeb. “The investor will be selected based on their best architectural concept containing plans, facades, 3D images to describe the project and who can execute the project quickly, and who will offer the highest rent,” the Ministry of Tourism said.
The ministry also said that the investor will be given the right to connect the project to the beach and can establish a walkway which will have cafes and restaurants and will be open to all. “Interested investors can submit their proposals to the Ministry by March 15, 2018,” the ministry said.
The Ministry of Tourism also said that the Sultanate of Oman has a wide range of unique architectural heritage reflected in the designs of local castles, fortresses, ancient traditional souks and villages with alleys. “This varies from one governorate to another, in harmony with its surroundings telling the story of Omani success in adapting to nature,” MOT added.