By Ankit Ojha
Omran and Damac's joint venture, Muttrah Tourism Development Co, is building the Omani waterfront megaproject
The discovery centre of Oman's Mina Al Sultan Qaboos is readying to open its doors to the public in Q3 2019, according to Damac, the developer behind the project, Construction Week reports.
Damac is building the waterfront project with Oman Government's tourism development arm Oman Tourism Development Co (Omran) through their joint venture Muttrah Tourism Development Co.
Senior vice president for international development at Damac, Wael Al Lawati, said the company was looking forward to welcoming visitors to explore Mina Al Sultan Qaboos through its discovery centre.
He added: “Having redefined urban development in the Middle East, our support in this landmark project was an obvious fit, and underlines our ongoing commitment to the development of this region across market segments.”
The development is in line with Oman’s National Strategy for Tourism 2040.
Located at the southern end of the Muttrah Corniche, the space aims to educate visitors of the heritage of Muscat’s Muttrah district, and will also house Bait Al Luban’s seafood restaurant against the waterfront’s backdrop.
Since its initial announcement, Muttrah has undergone extensive planning and place-making research, and obstructing structures around the Phase 1 construction area have been cleared.For all the latest construction news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.