New hotel projects and other developments in Oman

12th Jan, 2016

End 2015, the Sultanate of Oman celebrated its 45th anniversary, an era of progress under the leadership of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said. Since 1970 he has brought a radical transformation in the life of Omani citizens, whose lifestyle evolved into a modern, forward-looking society, in a country that has witnessed continuous development. However, Oman remains genuine and authentic and wherever you go in Oman, you will still find traditional Arabian hospitality, and historical heritage.

Oman Convention and Exhibition CentreMost recent developments and projects:

MUSCAT region

Six Senses Spa that opens at The Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz Carlton Hotel.

The Kempinski Hotel and Residences at Muscat’s Al Mouj resort.

Saraya BandarMuscat has seen recent growth in the MICE market and this is anticipated to grow even faster with the opening of the new Oman Convention and Exhibition centre. Opening 2016.

Saraya Bandar Jissah hotel, new Luxury hotel opening 2017.



For smaller groups the Sahab Hotel, a luxury boutique hotel, is the perfect accommodation. Situated 2,004 meters above sea level on Jabal Al Akhdar in the western Hajjar Mountains, the hotel overlooks a canyon that contains ancient villages and famous terraced farms/gardens.

Anantara JabalEnd 2014, Alila Jabal Al Akhdar hotel opened. This splendid hotel now also has an alcohol license. They organize transfers from the airport, have great local guides that can take your group on walks and mountainbike trips.

Anantara Jabal Al Akhdar Resort, a rare jewel in the rocky contours of the vast Saiq Plateau on Oman’s fabled Green Mountain, magnificently perched almost 3,000 metres above sea level on the curving rim of a great canyon. Opening 2016. Contact: Darren Darwin;, general manager.

DHOFAR region

Anantara SalalahAnantara Salalah Resort, situated between a beach and natural lagoon on the south coast of Dhofar in Salalah, Oman. Opening 2016.

Recently opened is the Juweirah boutique hotel, nestled on the picturesque marina promenade of Salalah Beach. But also the Salalah Rotana Resort that has rooms and suites built around lagoons.



 Bleisure tourism  

    A new trend in Oman is bleisure tourism where a business trip is linked to a private vacation. Business and leisure go hand in hand when staying at top beach hotels near Muscat like Shangri-La Barr al Jissah Resort & Spa or the Chedi Hotel. Only 10 minutes from the airport the Oman Convention an Exhibition Centre will be opened this year. In between a meeting you can visit the souq of the capital to find a nice souvenir and in the evening you can join a concert at the Royal Opera house.

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