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Investment – Khasab, Oman

KHASAB SCENERY

 

KHASSAB OMAN

BEACH AT SOUTH WEST OF THE SITE

 

An unrivaled opportunity for investors.

Khasab, Musandam, Oman

Plot Size – 620,000 square metres (six hundred and twenty thousand sqm)

With Full  ITC (Integrated Tourism Complex) Ministry of Tourism Approval

For major investors. Located in Khasab, Musandam at the tip of Oman.

Full concept plan and environmental studies completed and ready for inspection.

Khasab is served by the world’s fastest high speed ferry which can load and offload vehicles.

Khasab airport cuts travelling time.

More Information : [email protected]

 

Khasab Musandam Oman

Khasab (Arabic: خَصَب‎, romanized: Ḫaṣab) is a city in an enclave of Oman bordering the United Arab Emirates. It is the local capital of the Musandam Governorate, and has frequently been dubbed the “Norway of Arabia” because of its extensive fjord-like craggy inlets and desolate mountainscapes.

The Portuguese built Khasab at the beginning of the 17th century, at the height of their naval presence in the region. The natural harbour gave shelter from rough seas. Unlike many forts, which were built on high ground for defensive purposes, Khasab was designed as a supply point for dates and water for Portuguese ships sailing through the strait. Today, Khasab is protected from floods by three large dams.

The town is surrounded by the northern mountains of the Western Hajar Range. Khasab has a great location wedged between steep cliffs and the sea, a feature you can’t fail to appreciate when arriving by air or entering the harbour by boat.

Khasab Fort cuts quite a dash with its four stone turrets and fine crenelations. Built by the Portuguese in the 17th century around a much older circular tower, this well-preserved fort now houses one of the best little ethnographic museums in Oman. The central tower displays the peninsula’s flora and fauna and a video highlighting the famous sea chants of local fishermen.

Recently two cruise liners ‘MSC Magnifica’ and ‘Marella Discovery’ dropped anchor in the Port of Khasab. There were 2,222 passengers on the MSC Magnifica, while the Marella Discovery cruise ship was carrying a total of 1,733 tourists.
Khasab harbour briefly bursts with activity each time a cruise ship arrives. 

MC MAGNIFICA

The sea port is dominated by the Omani traditional dhows. Take a spectacular and full of thrill Dhow cruise to explore the hidden beauty of Musandam ‘fjords’. Fishing boats and dhows amble in and out of the creeks, picking up lobster pots or casting nets in the surrounding bays. Snorkeling, swimming, dolphin watching are all extremely popular with tourists. Also sail to the historical Telegraph Island which you may find has quite a British history.

Khasab is frequently visited by residents of the UAE as the newly built Khasab Coastal Road, connecting with the E11 Highway provides fast access from the United Arab Emirates. Driving on this coastal road makes for a spectacular experience, simply for the magnificent views.
The new road also allows access to the village of Tawi, where prehistoric drawings of boats, animals and warriors can be seen in the rock face.

Khasab is also served by an extremely modern high speed ferry which can load / offload vehicles. Ports are Muscat and Shinas.

Khasab has a number of modern shopping areas with imported Iranian goods and locally created pottery, and several hotels, including the Khasab Hotel, Atana Musandam Resort and Atana Khasab Hotel, which sits on a cliff overlooking the Persian Gulf.

Khasab has a hot desert climate with very hot and humid summers and mild winters. Precipitation is low, and mostly falls from December to March.



His Majesty Sultan Qaboos has recently issued a Royal Directive concerning Khasab, Musandam
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6th June 2019
His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said on Thursday issued Royal Directive offering some exemptions from fees and taxes to any new investor wishing to start a tourist project in the Governorate of Musandam, in exception to any regulations applied in this regard.

The Royal Directive allows exemption of customs duty for building materials, tools and equipment required by the tourism project during the construction period. 

Exemption of ‘4%’ tourism tax and ‘5%’ municipal tax starting from the actual operation of the project for ten years.

The Royal Directive also allows exemption from the ‘15%’ companies’ income tax starting from the actual operation of the project for ten years. 

His Majesty the Sultan’s Royal Directive also rules that the exemptions will be applicable from June 1, 2019.
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