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Oman unveils Yiti tourism mega-development project

Oman is developing an 11 million square metre tourist development aiming to transform and extend the capital of Muscat into a tourism hub for the sultanate




Yiti will act as a tourism hub once completed   Credit: OMRAN

The Oman Tourism Development Company (OMRAN) has unveiled plans for one of the country’s largest tourism developments, with the Yiti masterplan set to act as a hub for tourism in the sultanate.

According to OMRAN, the 11 million square metre (4.2 million square mile) development sets a “new model for urbanisation”, connecting to and extending the capital city of Muscat through a multi-phased expansion.

Divided into five distinct typologies - Hillside, Hilltop, Beach, Harbour and Oasis - the area, says OMRAN, will combine tourism, commercial, business and residential.

UK-based international architecture and design studio Kettle Collective is behind the masterplan, which it says “establishes a vision for a new tourist and holiday resort where visitors can have the complete experience of Oman in one dramatic location”.

“The masterplan combines Oman’s rich historical heritage with its bold aspirations for the future,” said a statement on the architect’s website.

“The different areas provide a vast array of unique opportunities and activities, all complemented by appropriate architectural proposals, ranging from traditional to contemporary styles. These qualities, along with the project’s organic atmosphere and layout, culminate into a truly dynamic living environment.”

The development will act as a prime example of tourism in Oman   CREDIT: OMRAN


Overlooking the Sea of Oman, the development will come up in four parts, with sustainability at the heart of the project’s vision.

“We have consciously created a development plan that will be executed through holistic partnerships with world-class expertise,” said Hashil Bin Obaid Al Mahrouqi, CEO of OMRAN Group.

“It’s anticipated to create a modern integrated urban hub that sets new and improved urban planning standards for future developments in Oman and the region.

“This integrated development in the sultanate brings with it multi-fold opportunities for potential investors from across the region and the globe to be associated with it.

“The scale of the development will directly contribute to the socio-economic development of the sultanate and position Yiti as a unique destination that offers a mix of tourist, cultural and real estate offering in the future.”



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Oman unveils Yiti tourism mega-development project

Oman is developing an 11 million square metre tourist development aiming to transform and extend the capital of Muscat into a tourism hub for the sultanate




Yiti will act as a tourism hub once completed   Credit: OMRAN

The Oman Tourism Development Company (OMRAN) has unveiled plans for one of the country’s largest tourism developments, with the Yiti masterplan set to act as a hub for tourism in the sultanate.

According to OMRAN, the 11 million square metre (4.2 million square mile) development sets a “new model for urbanisation”, connecting to and extending the capital city of Muscat through a multi-phased expansion.

Divided into five distinct typologies - Hillside, Hilltop, Beach, Harbour and Oasis - the area, says OMRAN, will combine tourism, commercial, business and residential.

UK-based international architecture and design studio Kettle Collective is behind the masterplan, which it says “establishes a vision for a new tourist and holiday resort where visitors can have the complete experience of Oman in one dramatic location”.

“The masterplan combines Oman’s rich historical heritage with its bold aspirations for the future,” said a statement on the architect’s website.

“The different areas provide a vast array of unique opportunities and activities, all complemented by appropriate architectural proposals, ranging from traditional to contemporary styles. These qualities, along with the project’s organic atmosphere and layout, culminate into a truly dynamic living environment.”

The development will act as a prime example of tourism in Oman   CREDIT: OMRAN


Overlooking the Sea of Oman, the development will come up in four parts, with sustainability at the heart of the project’s vision.

“We have consciously created a development plan that will be executed through holistic partnerships with world-class expertise,” said Hashil Bin Obaid Al Mahrouqi, CEO of OMRAN Group.

“It’s anticipated to create a modern integrated urban hub that sets new and improved urban planning standards for future developments in Oman and the region.

“This integrated development in the sultanate brings with it multi-fold opportunities for potential investors from across the region and the globe to be associated with it.

“The scale of the development will directly contribute to the socio-economic development of the sultanate and position Yiti as a unique destination that offers a mix of tourist, cultural and real estate offering in the future.”



 



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