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Oman starts work on debut adventure resort

MUSCAT, October 10, 2018

Oman has started work on the country's first adventure resort being developed atop the Al Jabal Al Akhdhar mountains in Al Dakhiliyah governorate at an investment of over $50 million, said a report.

A major project by Oman Investment Fund (OIF), the sultanate's sovereign wealth fund, the Green Peak Adventure Resort will boast several tourist attractions including a one-of-a-kind zip-line facility.

The new upscale property has been conceived and designed as a family holiday destination packed with facilities and attractions primarily targeted at children and young adults, reported Oman Observer.

It will be managed by dusitD2, a signature brand of the renowned global hotel and resort management chain Dusit International.

Local contractor Oman Shapoorji Company is the main contractor for the project, while the client’s representative is Majan Engineering Consultants. The project is expected to open before the end of 2019, said the report.

The ambitious project, which is being set up by one of OIF's subsidiaries, Green Peak Project Development Company, will offer around 250 rooms and suites in addition to a host of adventure-related attractions, it stated.

A key highlight of the project is the zip-line facility — a cable system that allows thrill-seekers to soar over the breathtaking canyons of Al Jabal Al Akhdhar. Zip-lines are popular with young adults and a big draw for international tourists.

The project stems from a usufruct agreement signed early last year by Oman Investment Fund with the Ministry of Tourism, covering a 73,367-sq-m plot of land in Al Jabal Al Akhdhar for the development of a third major resort.

Two prominent properties managed by Alila and Anantara are already in operation at key locations atop Al Jabal Al Akhdhar, it added.


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