Al Mouj Muscat, the first integrated tourism complex in the Sultanate of Oman, has succeeded in fulfilling its promise to develop the tourism sector in the Sultanate of Oman and contribute to economic growth, reaching around 3.9 million annually attracts visitors who will enjoy its unparalleled recreation Support sustainable tourism, maintain worldview and adopt innovative methods to deliver sustainable value to our community and stakeholders in the Sultanate of Oman.
Al Mouj Muscat attracts many visitors, whether from within the Sultanate of Oman, from the region or from around the world, to enjoy a leading destination for modern life in the Sultanate, visiting the award-winning golf course, the vibrant marina. or the numerous eateries overlooking On the waters of the sea, it is a comprehensive tourism destination with a number of leading businesses in the hospitality sector and world-renowned hotels, who have decided to invest in the heart of this mixed-use destination.
Nasser bin Masoud Al Shaibani, CEO of Al Mouj Muscat, said: “Tourism is one of the mainstays of Oman 2040’s vision; As it contributes to the provision of jobs, the improvement of local spending and the provision of opportunities for institutions. Since the opening of Al Mouj Muscat, we have fostered growth in the sector by attracting world-renowned hotel chains as well as contributing our assets such as the championship-qualified golf course, the award-winning marina and unrivaled eateries. increase in the number of tourists from around the world.
He pointed out that Al Mouj Muscat is the ideal destination for many international events, such as the Louis Vuitton Championship in the America’s Cup World Series, which contributed to achieving an economic impact estimated at 10 million Omani riyals. Oman received an estimated return of 11. Omani riyals, in addition to the live broadcast of the event in more than 140 regions.
Hotels are considered as one of the most important elements of the tourism infrastructure of Al Mouj Muscat, as it has two international hotels currently in operation, namely Kempinski Muscat and Misk Al Mouj by Shatha, with a total of 582 hotel rooms. Work is also underway to include the five-star St. Regis Resort, with a total of 440 hotel rooms, and Rayhaan Al Mouj Hotel by opening Rotana, which will add 251 rooms. There are also 3 more hotels under planning, and the seven hotels will add more than 2,000 hotel rooms and suites upon completion of the project.
Karsten Wiegandt, general manager of Kempinski Hotel Muscat, which opened in 2018, said: “The Wave Muscat has managed to achieve the comparison that combines authentic Omani hospitality, unparalleled leisure experiences and a modern lifestyle. Muscat has everything they need have to feel like they are in an integrated community in every sense of the word.It’s a place like no other, and I’m sure it will attract more visitors, both from the region and from around the world.
The success story of Al Mouj Muscat in the field of travel and tourism did not come to naught, as it has a group of assets that helped him reach such a leading position, the most important of which is the golf course offered by international golf design is legend Greg Norman, thanks to his exceptional playing facilities. And a scenic location overlooking the sea has joined the list of the top 100 courses in the world and is said to be one of the two best golf courses in the Middle East. It is the first course in Oman to be accredited by the Professional Golf Association (PGA), as it hosted the Oman Open, Within the European Tour, for a period of three years. The club, which is very popular with local golfers, is also working to modernize its facilities and buildings to elevate the gaming experience to a higher level. In view of the estimates that the value of the total annual economic impact of golf tourism could exceed 1.7 million OMR, Al Mouj seeks to play a crucial role in increasing interest in this sport, and thus contributing to the development of the sector.
Al Mouj Marina
The Golden Anchor-award-winning Al Mouj Marina, considered one of Al Mouj Muscat’s most important assets, is undergoing several expansions that, once completed, will have 400 berths. In addition to the beautiful views of the luxury homes within walking distance, the marina is an unrivaled getaway for yacht owners and sailing enthusiasts who have an excellent team of dedicated marina staff and support services at their disposal. With these expansions enabling the marina to accommodate more boats, the marina was the main reason for the boom in the marine tourism sector in the Sultanate of Oman. All this support has been credited with the growth of this important category of marine tourism. In addition to providing their services to lovers of sailing, diving and snorkeling in a strategic location in the lively and modern destination, these businesses enjoy exceptional support that has had a remarkable impact not only on the provision of jobs but also in increasing the number of voyages departing from the marina to more than 1,850 voyages per year. It is in addition to unique and exciting events that give visitors unforgettable memories, such as the award-winning whale shark tours, such as the TripAdvisor “Perfect Choice for Traveler” award.
Al Mouj Muscat is a vibrant shopping and dining center with more than 85 international and independent brands in shopping malls with charming architecture and open spaces just a short distance from the marina. The operators of dining facilities in Al Mouj Muscat cater for all tastes by serving international dishes and preparing for various occasions. Al Mouj Muscat is packed with cafes, fast food trucks, luxury restaurants and family cafes overlooking the sea destination.
The success of Al Mouj Muscat in the development of sports tourism, which is one of the most important branches of the Omani tourism sector, is due to its zeal to provide exceptional and unparalleled experiences. And this is through hosting many well-known events such as the Al Mouj Muscat Marathon, which attracts more than 10,000 male and female runners of more than 100 nationalities, the America’s Cup sailing tours and the Extreme Race series. Al Mouj Muscat also organized the final round of the professional road bike race “Tawaf of Oman” in which 102 riders from 29 countries participated and gained international fame and wide media coverage. In addition, Al Mouj Golf Club, which is ranked among the top two golf courses in the Middle East, hosted important events such as the European Golf Tournament, which highlighted the exceptional location of the course and helped put the Sultanate on the world map.