Oman Tourism Development Company (Omran) has invited international firms to bid by 26 October for a contract to provide architectural and engineering services on a new hotel in Khasab.

Khasab is in the Sultanate’s Musandam peninsula, which is separated from the rest of Oman by the UAE.

A number of government projects will help develop tourism in the area. The largest is a new airport. The Transport & Communications Ministry has invited firms to submit bids by 12 October for a contract to prepare the masterplan for a new airport on the peninsula.

Omran is developing hotels in other regions. It has invited firms to bid by 27 September for the architect of record and consulting engineer role on the Jabal al-Akhdar resort project in the Nizwa area of Oman (MEED 2:8:09).

The hotel, in the east of the sultanate, 170 kilometres from Muscat, will incorporate 90 suites, 22 three-bedroom villas, five spa suites and a health club.