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Jumeirah Group’s first luxury resort launched in Oman

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Jumeirah Muscat Bay, a luxury beach resort hotel developed as part of the Muscat Bay lifestyle destination, was inaugurated on Sunday, December 4, 2022 at a grand ceremony held under the auspices of Salim bin Mohammed al Mahrouqi, Minister of Heritage and Tourism.


The 5-star resort sets a benchmark for tourism development in Muscat Governorate and offers local tourism a new concept of hospitality to support the government’s effort towards making the Sultanate a remarkable tourism destination.


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Built with an investment of RO 60 million and a built-up area of 32,000 square meters. Jumeirah Muscat Bay is a unique tourism destination that provides more than 206 rooms with breathtaking views and an extraordinary offering with its hospitality and extensive range of hotel facilities including three swimming pools, a kids club, spas, and sports facilities. It will continue to expand its rich portfolio of hospitality assets and facilities and provide guests with a new experience of leisure and relaxation.


Salim al Mahrouqi, Minister of Heritage and Tourism, said: “The opening of Jumeirah Muscat Bay is a culmination of the efforts exerted by all stakeholders to enhance the tourism sector with various products that delivers unique aesthetics of this scenic area, which contributes to developing and growing the industry, boosting the efficiency of tourism sector in line with the National Tourism Strategy and to enhance its role in achieving the goals of economic diversification.”


Shaikh Hamood bin Sultan al Hosni, CEO of Muscat Bay, the company that owns Jumeirah Muscat Bay hotel added: "I would like to give my special thanks to our Board for their continuing leadership and assistance, as well as the Ministry of Heritage & Tourism and Ministry of Housing & Urban Planning for their consistent support to develop and flourish Oman’s tourism sector which in recent years, has grown by leaps and bounds. It is during this exciting time that we open the doors of Jumeirah Muscat Bay resort which plays a key role towards Muscat Bay journey and the tourism sector in general. It is certainly another milestone to the achievements of tourism sector. The hotel will provide exceptional concepts, service and experiences to visitors and residents. Through launching this resort, together we aim to attract a growing number of global visitors and investors who can consider Oman as a luxury tourism destination.”


Thomas B Meier, Chief Operating Officer and Interim CEO of Jumeirah Group commented: “Jumeirah Muscat Bay is a resort that captures the very best of Oman’s distinctive heritage and natural beauty and its recent accolade of ‘The World’s Leading New Resort’ at the World Travel Awards this year, reflects the uniqueness of our resort experience. We have an exceptional team here with a strong representation from Oman itself, so guests staying with us can expect a truly authentic experience, with real Omani hospitality combined with ‘Jumeirah’ brand standards.”


Muscat Bay has contributed since the start of the first phase by providing thousands of direct and indirect jobs. It has provided tourism, residential, commercial and recreational facilities on total area of about 300 thousand square meter and total building area of about 140 thousand square meters at a total cost of RO 185 million. The second phase which Muscat Bay intends to start developing next year, will contain tourist and residential facilities of modern nature that are compatible with the requirements of the current phase. It will be spread over an area of 150,000 square meters and a total building area estimated at 100,000 square meters. The total cost is expected to be around RO 65 million.


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