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Oman tourism: Muriya to develop water theme park in Salalah

Oman Monday 08/February/2016 15:26 PM
By: Times News Service
Oman tourism: Muriya to develop water theme park in Salalah
Salalah: Muriya Tourism Development Company, a joint venture between Egypt’s Orascom Development Holding and Oman government’s tourism investment arm Omran, plans to build a water theme park as part of Salalah Beach development project to attract tourists.
The water theme park, which is in design stage, will be completed by the end of 2017, said Ahmed Dabbous, chief executive officer of Muriya Tourism Development Company. The water theme park will be able to accommodate 1,500 visitors at a time. “It will be a huge addition. It will help attract tourist to other hotels as well,” he added. However, he declined to give other details. He also said that there are plans for a golf course.
He also noted that another hotel with 200 rooms will be developed in Jebel Sifah in joint venture with another investor. Muriya has completed 800 rooms so far in two of its destinations – Salalah and Jebel Sifah.
Also, four more hotels are planned as part of Salalah Beach.