OMRAN Group Celebrates Official Opening of Oman Adventures centre and the Launch of the World’s Longest Zipline Over Water
Within the framework of stimulating and developing the tourism sector, Oman Tourism Development Company (OMRAN Group) has celebrated the official opening of the dual Zipline project in Khasab, Musandam. The Zipline, spanning over 1,800 metres, has officially broken the Guinness World Record for ‘The world’s longest Zipline over water’.
The opening ceremony was held under the patronage of His Excellency Sayyid Ibrahim bin Saeed Al Busaidi, Governor of Musandam. The event was attended by Eng Mohammed Salim Al Busaidi, Chairman of the Board of Directors of OMRAN Group, along with several officials from the Ministry of Heritage and Tourism, sheikhs, and dignitaries of the region. Representatives from Guinness World Records were also present at the ceremony.
The Zipline project is the first activity and a key component of Oman Adventures centre, which will serve as an integrated platform that offers exciting and enjoyable tourism experiences for adventure enthusiasts visiting the Governorate. This project will help enhancing the Governorate’s position as a prime destination for adventure seekers from within and outside Oman.
Speaking at the project’s official opening, Daoud Sulaiman Al Rashdi, Director of Product Development and Tourism Experiences at Ministry of Heritage & Tourism said, “We are pleased to officially open Oman Adventures centre. The project has undergone extensive testing by specialised teams to ensure compliance with safety and security regulations specific to the adventure tourism sector. We are confident that the centre will be a valuable addition to Musandam’s tourism offerings and will cater to adventure enthusiasts visiting the Governorate. The entry of the Zipline project into the Guinness World Records today is a notable achievement. However, it is just the beginning of what promises to be an exciting lineup of activities and attractions coming to the centre. We appreciate the tireless efforts of all partners involved in implementing tourism-related projects and activities in the region. These efforts positively impact economic growth in the Governorate of Musandam through the tourism sector.”
Noura Mohammed Al Dhahouri, Planning and Investment Director at the Musandam Governor’s Office also expressed their enthusiasm for the centre, saying, “Oman Adventures centre is a fantastic addition to the Governorate’s tourism offerings, and we are thrilled to see it open its doors to visitors of all ages from all around the world. We believe that this project will contribute to the growth of tourism and an increased number of visitors to the region while also creating numerous direct and indirect job opportunities for the local community. We look forward to working closely with all concerned parties to develop the centre further and highlight the unique cultural and natural attractions the Musandam Governorate possesses.”
The project provides economic benefits through the diversification of tourism experiences and has also offered social benefits during each of its various stages of development and operations. One such example is the construction of an access road to the centre and the surrounding villages for 3.5 km. Currently, eight nationals are involved in the project’s operations, comprising 50% of the total staff at the centre. This demonstrates OMRAN Group’s ongoing commitment to the local community and surrounding areas in all its development projects.
Speaking on the completion of the centre, Eng. Maysar Ali Al Kamzari, Development Manager at OMRAN Group, said, “We are proud of the completion of this project. It marks the latest achievement in our quest to diversify and develop the tourism infrastructure of the Sultanate of Oman, in particular, the Musandam Governorate. The project will undoubtedly attract tourists from all over the world, further enhancing Musandam’s position as one of the region’s leading tourist destinations.”
Oman Adventures centre offers a range of adventure and entertainment activities in addition to the Zipline, including padel courts where local tournaments will be held for fans of the popular sport. The centre plans to introduce several marine and mountain adventure activities in the near future to further enhance the experience for visitors.
The Oman Adventures centre will open its door to visitors throughout the week from 10:00 am to 06:00 pm, including official holidays. Adventure lovers aspiring to try the Zipline can make a reservation through the adventure centre website: omanadventures.com.
To know more about the centre, please follow the centre’s account on social media platforms @OmanAdventuresOfficial.