2019 will see several major openings in Oman that will no doubt boost the Sultanate’s tourism sector by catering to its surge in visitors. Highlights include a new Hilton Garden Inn, House Hotel, and the five-star Jumeirah Muscat Bay and Sahab Resort & Spa, Jabal Akhdar.

Jumeirah Muscat Bay in Muscat, due to open in Q4, is a ve-star property designed as a retreat on the waterfront, offering guests “luxury amidst nature”.

The Hilton Garden Inn, a three-star property adding 232 rooms to Oman’s offering, is located in Al Khuwair, and is expected to open in the second quarter of 2019.

The four-star Sahab Resort & Spa will offer breath-taking views over the Jabal Akhdar (Green Mountain) plateau and valleys in the western Al Hajar mountain range. It is being launched by Al Nahda Hotels & Resorts. Designed as an “authentic Omani resort”, built with natural, unpolished stone, the property still retains impressions of the many fossils dating thousands of years, mined from the mountains of Jabal Akhdar. It features 27 rooms; a heated swimming pool for adults and children; a heated baby pool; a children’s play area; the URU spa; a 70-seat indoor restaurant; and a 60-seat open-air dining area by the pool.

Photo: The Jebel Akhdar (The Green Mountain) is part of the Al Hajar Mountains range in Oman