Incentives for investors in the tourism sector in Duqm

Duqm: The Wilayat of Duqm enjoys a moderate climate throughout the year, and its natural and geological heritage is characterized by diversity. What qualifies it to become an important and distinguished tourist destination for local and foreign tourists alike.

The Duqm Special Economic Zone has many 4- and 3-star hotel accommodation options and hotel apartments, such as the Crowne Plaza Duqm Hotel and the Park Inn Duqm Resort, which are located on Duqm Beach and provide various hotel services for tourists and businessmen.

There are also many other 3-star hotel options in the state, such as the “Madina” Hotel, the “Asian” Hotel, the “Royal Land Luxury Suites” Hotel, and the Duqm Hotel. Other hotel options also include hotels with lower ratings and hotel apartments, in addition to the Al Nahda Village in Duqm, which It provides many hotel options for business owners and participants in events organized in the region, and the number of hotel rooms available in Duqm is estimated at approximately 2,250 hotel rooms.

Salem bin Saeed Qattan stressed that the Wilayat of Duqm, like other states in the Sultanate of Oman, is characterized by the presence of a group of diverse tourism components (environmental and biological, and cultural and heritage heritage), in addition to the presence of the Special Economic Zone in Duqm (as an investment zone), indicating that the growth of projects contributes to Increasing visitor traffic to the region, whether those interested in the tourism sector, investors, or those interested in the business system in the region.

He said that the General Authority for Special Economic Zones and Free Zones, represented by the Special Economic Zone in Duqm, has paid great attention to tourism and entertainment projects in the region, by allocating a special plan for these projects of various types, with an area exceeding 20 square kilometers and a waterfront of 16 square kilometers. Pointing out that the plan is equipped to attract various types of projects related to the tourism aspect.

He pointed out that the Duqm Special Economic Zone provides a set of incentives and exemptions for investors wishing to invest in the tourism sector, in addition to the presence of the port and Duqm Airport, and the road network that contributes to facilitating movement and connectivity between the Special Economic Zone and other regions.

He stressed that the tourism sector has witnessed good growth in terms of the number of tourist facilities in the region, as the number of tourism projects has increased to more than 20 tourist facilities, providing a group of hotel rooms with more than 2,200 rooms suitable for different segments of tourists.

He explained that work is underway to study the number of applications related to the tourism aspect that are expected to be held during the coming period, noting that there is currently a group of parks in the Special Economic Zone in Duqm, including the Rock Garden, which provides an opportunity for the visitor to learn about the existing geological landmarks, in addition to a number of related projects. Some amusement parks.

Bassam Abu Hassan, director of the Crowne Plaza Duqm Hotel, said: The tourism sector in the state is a vital, distinctive and growing sector in a way that is in harmony with the tourism components available in the state of Duqm, which enjoys an attractive environment for tourism and investment, such as beaches, parks and gardens, which the Special Economic Zone at Duqm has begun implementing in a number of years. From the sites.

He added that the State of Duqm enjoys the availability of various tourist facilities, including hotels, hostels, restaurants and stores, which in turn creates the appropriate environment for tourist attraction, stressing that the demand for hotel and tourism services is witnessing a noticeable growth as a result of the establishment of new economic projects in the region, which is expected to increase well over the next few years.

He stressed that the tourism and economic future of Duqm will be a milestone for tourism and investment attraction, especially since the Special Economic Zone at Duqm provides the necessary support to enrich and sustain this sector due to its positive impact on the economic environment in the region.

Younis bin Khamis Al Barashdi, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Royal Plaza Duqm Hotel, shares this opinion, saying: The state is distinguished by the presence of advanced infrastructure and services, in addition to the availability of tourism and entertainment components that would attract tourists, businessmen and investors.

He explained that as a result of the state’s growth in the business sector through existing or under-implementation economic projects that will be opened during the coming period; The idea of ​​establishing the “Royal Plaza Duqm” hotel came in order to provide more hotel rooms to cover the increasing demand from tourists and businessmen, noting that the hotel’s occupancy rate has reached 45 percent since its opening until now.

Angelo Francisco (Filipino tourist) said: The state of Duqm has become one of the attractive places for tourism due to the services and infrastructure it contains, in addition to the beautiful weather it characterizes, especially during the summer period. He pointed out that there are tourist offices in Duqm that organize visits to a number of tourist sites, beaches, parks, rock gardens and other sites in the state.

Kyriakos Korentzis (a Greek tourist) also pointed out that the tourism and entertainment sector in the Wilayat of Duqm is witnessing remarkable growth through the availability of good, advanced infrastructure and services, such as hotels of various levels, hotel apartments, parks, and hotel gardens.

Korentzis pointed out that the state has picturesque beaches that allow tourists to walk and relax at all times due to the beautiful weather it has throughout the year.

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