Oman Tourism Development Company (Omran) has affirmed that work on several projects is progressing at a steady pace and is in various stages of implementation.

Speaking to the Observer, Ammar al Kharusi, Director of Development, said: "We are currently working on the Masterplan for the Sustainable City Yiti project of the flagship 'The Nikki Beach Resort' that will be ready for guests early next year."

This property will have 140 hotel rooms and 30 villas and an array of facilities, including the beach club, restaurants and swimming pools with unique panoramic views.

The Sustainable City Yiti will be developed within the Phase 1 of the Yiti Integrated Tourism Development Masterplan.

The project will be developed in three phases on an area of 3.5 million square metres comprising of residential units of medium-sized villas, townhouses and low-rise apartments.

"The Four Seasons Resort at the Marina Bandar Al Rowdha is a long-term development and is currently in the design stage. Apart from bringing the Four Seasons brand to the Sultanate, the project will add 200 rooms to the market and also upgrade facilities at the marina. The project will be ready by the end of 2026," Al Kharusi said.

He said Madinat al Irfan would be developed as a premium downtown hub, which will bring more footfall to the area.

A three-star Ibis hotel project is under the implementation stage by the investor while for the Business Park, one building is under construction and three others are in the design stage.

Omran is also working with the local other authorities in other governorates to develop tourism facilities and one of the eagerly-awaited ones is the World Class theme park in Barka developed by the ASAAS, in which Omran is the stakeholder.

"All our future tourism projects will be just hospitality centric but also a pure leisure lifestyle."

Hayy al Sharq will be spread over a multi-cluster 1.5 million square metre entertainment and leisure theme park, which will boast an integrated theme park, wildlife and water parks, an equestrian centre, and an edutainment centre, as well as retail areas that will offer a range of retail, leisure and dining options. It will also feature hotels, with a residential zone and retail areas.

Zipline in Musandam is part of the Oman Adventure and will be replicated in other parts of the Sultanate of Oman.

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