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Work on Sultanate of Oman’s first adventure resort begins

$50mn resort is a major project by the Sultanate’s sovereign wealth fund – Oman Investment Fund

Oman has started work on the country’s first adventure resort, which is being developed atop the Al Jabal Al Akhdhar mountains in the Al Dakhiliyah governorate at an investment of more than $50 million.

According to a report by Oman Observer, the Green Peak Adventure Resort is a major project by the Sultanate’s sovereign wealth fund – Oman Investment Fund (OIF). The project will have a number of tourist attractions, including a zipline facility. It has been conceived and designed as a family holiday destination, with facilities and attractions primarily targeted at children and young adults.

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

Oman Shapoorji Company, a local contractor, has been appointed as the main contractor for the project, while the client’s representative is Majan Engineering Consultants. The Green Peak Adventure Resort is expected to open before the end of 2019, the report added.

Once complete, the project will offer 250 rooms and suites, in addition to adventure-related attractions, such as a zip-line facility that will allow guests to soar over the canyons of Al Jabal Al Akhdhar. The project is being set up by an OIF subsidiary – Green Peak Project Development Company.

The idea behind the adventure resort comes from a usufruct agreement that was signed early last year by Oman Investment Fund, with the Ministry of Tourism, which will cover a 73,367sqm plot of land in Al Jabal Al Akhdhar for the development of a third major resort. Two other prominent properties – managed by Alila and Anantara – are already in operation at key locations atop the mountain, the report said.

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