Muscat: Work on 11 hotel projects is ongoing in the Al Buraimi Governorate in a bid to augment the 28 hotels already operating in the area and meet growing tourist demand from within and outside the Sultanate.
The projects, which are being undertaken thanks to investments from the private sector, are expected to help the wilayats of Buriami and Mahada cope with the development of tourism in their respective jurisdictions.
Zahran bin Mohammed Al Nabhani, Director of the Tourism Department of Al Buraimi, identified the projects.
“Five hotels under different categories, such as the Al Salam Resort, are being constructed,” he said.
“This is in addition to five hotel apartments and a luxury tourist camp.”
Al Nabhani said the Tourism Department in Al Buraimi plays an important role in regulating the tourism sector and monitoring all facilities to ensure compliance with prerequisites for the issuance of licences, as well as the application of laws and decisions.
He added that the department is working to promote tourism and provide tourist services and information to visitors through tourist information centres at the Hafeet and Wadi Jizi border points.
“There are a number of hotel projects that have obtained approval from the ministry for their establishment,” Al Nabhani said about the investments made by the private sector and the opportunities available in the province. “Work is underway, and a number of government tourism lands have been allocated,” the official added.