Dual zipline launches at Oman Adventure Centre in Musandam
The Oman Tourism Development Company (OMRAN Group) announced the soft opening for the 1,800-metre dual zipline project in the region of Khasab, in the Governorate of Musandam.
The project is part of an integrated adventure centre designed to offer tourists a combined adventure and exploration experience in this part of Oman.
Oman‘s exciting zipline project is the first activity offered by the Oman Adventure Centre, which is being developed as part of a comprehensive development plan for the region. Through this plan, the Musandam Governorate will be able to diversify its tourism market by providing a wide variety of quality products and experiences. This will enable it to draw out its potential and highlight its position as a prominent tourist destination in the region.
The Oman Adventure Centre was designed to accommodate a broad range of facilities, providing visitors with an integrated tourism experience. It has a waiting area and more facilities. Additionally, the zipline project will be managed and operated by LEOS, a specialist operator that runs adventure and entertainment projects on a regional and international scale.
On this occasion, Mubarak bin Ali al Rahbi, Head of the Musandam Governor’s Office said, “The Musandam Governorate has a wealth of tourism offerings that can be utilised to develop a wide range of tourism projects.
This project illustrates our ongoing efforts to utilise these elements for tourism development. We are confident that the zipline project will encourage businesses within and outside the Governorate to develop more tourism-related services, aligning with our vision to place Musandam on the local and regional map of the most prominent tourist destinations, especially in the areas of exploration and adventure.”
Speaking from the Ministry of Heritage and Tourism, Hareb Al Obaidani, Director General of Tourism Development, said: “Currently in its soft opening phase, the zipline project serves as a quality benchmark for developing tourism products and enhanced tourism experiences. The Ministry of Heritage and Tourism has allocated the necessary land and budget for the project, which has been and implemented by the OMRAN Group with the Musandam Governor’s Office. In addition to the zipline project, we are also developing several hiking and mountain biking trails in the Musandam Governorate, installing informational and guiding signboards that meet all required safety and security standards. Given the uniqueness of Musandam’s geographical, natural and cultural elements, the project serves as an ideal destination to accomplish our goal of enriching the adventure tourism sector in the Sultanate of Oman.”
The project also generates great social benefits and added value to the local communities that surround it. A prominent example is the development of 3.5km of Jebel Fitt Street, which leads up to the Adventure Centre and the villages beyond. The development of this road has contributed significantly to the ease of movement to and from the villages.