Sul­tanate’s first water park to open in Salalah in De­cem­ber

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With a ca­pac­ity to ac­com­mo­date 500 peo­ple, the park in­cludes a kids’ pool, lazy river, water house pool and a spa pool

The first water park of the sul­tanate, com­ing up at a 35,000sq m area near It­tin Re­cre­ation Cen­tre in Salalah, will open its doors in De­cem­ber this year.

H E Ahmed bin Nasser bin Ha­mad al Mehrzi, Min­is­ter of Tourism, toured the water park site on Satur­day.

“The project, im­ple­mented by a lo­cal in­vest­ment com­pany, is ex­pected to open in De­cem­ber 2017,” the min­istry stated.

The park lo­cated across the Iit­tin Re­cre­ation Cen­tre, popu-

larly known as Salalah Tourism Fes­ti­val ground, will have a host of water sports and en­ter­tain­ment fa­cil­i­ties mak­ing it a day­long fam­ily af­fair.

With a ca­pac­ity to ac­com­mo­date 500 peo­ple every day, the park in­cludes sec­tions like a kids’ pool, lazy river, water house pool, wave pool and spa pool. The water house pool and kids’ pool would have an area of 1,975sq m.

Along the east­ern side of the park, a 330m long lazy river will run across mak­ing it a stand­out fea­ture of the park. Lo­cated in the mid­dle of the park, the wave pool would be spread over 3,246sq m. While the wave pool would be the big­gest pool in the park, the spa pool, which lies in the north-west of the park, would be in an area of 1,240sq m.

The park would have a com­bi­na­tion of slides, pro­vid­ing an op­tion for dif­fer­ent age groups.

The sec­ond stage of the project, which in­cludes a five-star ho­tel, com­mer­cial com­plex, mul­tipur­pose hall, restau­rants as well as con­struc­tion of ad­min­is­tra­tion build­ing, ser­vice fa­cil­i­ties and park­ing, was awarded in Jan­uary this year to Wasal De­vel­op­ment and In­vest­ment Com­pany.

The agree­ment also in­cludes man­age­ment, oper­a­tion and main­te­nance of the two stages of the project for a pe­riod of 25 years.

(Sup­plied photo)

H E Ahmed bin Nasser bin Ha­mad al Mehrzi (cen­tre) with other of­fi­cials dur­ing an in­spec­tion tour of the site

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