Tourism contributed to GDP in 2021 by
Increase in hotels stays by European tourists January – September 2022
Boosting international tourism will play an important part in Oman’s post-COVID-19 financial recovery plans.
As part of Oman’s National Tourism Strategy, create 500,000 jobs in the sector by 2040.
Oman Tourism Development Company (Omran) will oversee a number of high-profile tourism projects including the integrated Yeti Sustainable Tourism City, a 1.5mn m2 waterfront complex, and the 5-star Alila Hinu Bay Hotel in Mirbat, Dhofar, with its 112 room, integrated leisure facilities and freehold villas. Naseem Hotel in Al Jabal Al Akhdar with its chalets and adventure theme park, and the freehold Hay Al Sharq tourism complex.
Investments in Oman’s tourism sector will be driven by joint ventures. Omran has partnered with Majid Al Futtaim to develop the US$12.9bn new mixed-use development Madinat Al Irfan or “City of the Future”.