MUSCAT: Dubai-based luxury developer Damac has teamed up with leading master planning, infrastructure, building design and construction supervision firm SSH to breathe new life into Oman’s Sultan Qaboos sea terminal, transforming it into one of the largest coastal tourist and lifestyle havens in the region.
Mina Sultan Qaboos Waterfront is located in the 200-year-old historical centre of commerce in Muscat, which is one of the most visited tourist destinations in Oman.
Damac was chosen by the Oman Tourism Development Company (Omran) to develop Port Sultan Qaboos into a world-class, mixed-use waterfront destination and to establish the port as an integral new tourism hub for Oman.
The Mina Sultan Qaboos Waterfront Regeneration Project development will include two main zones, namely tourist port regeneration areas, as well as other project sites, such as Shotayfi Village, Al Rabia hilltop parcels and Hay Al Mina.
SSH was subsequently awarded the scope of detailing the master plan and completing the infrastructure of the new waterfront destination. In addition, SSH is carrying out design consultancy services for the buildings and components of Zone 1 – Bab Al Mina.
The Bab Al Mina zone covers a built-up area of approximately 150,000-sq-m and includes a four-star hotel, residential blocks comprising 430 units and several retail and entertainment offerings.
“SSH is very happy to be working collaboratively with respected companies such as Omran and Damac on a project of this calibre,” said Omar Nuri, general manager – Oman, at SSH. “We look forward to delivering an outstanding development that will have a positive social as well as economic impact on Oman. The ultimate vision is that the transformation of the Mina Sultan Qaboos Waterfront area will contribute to the sultanate becoming a leading tourism destination in the Mena region.”