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The mixed-development project, Hayy al Sharq, being developed by the National Development and Investment Company (ASAAS), is making good progress with work on the project moving at a fast pace.

The crown jewel in ASAAS projects, Hayy al Sharq is a multi-cluster 1.5mn sq m entertainment and leisure destination to come up in Barka. It will boast an integrated theme park, waterpark, an equestrian centre and edutainment centre as well as hotels, a residential zone, and a range of retail, leisure and dining options.

The company announced the progress made thus far in 2018, stating that feasibility study and master plan of the project is hundred per cent complete.

'While design is 26.2 per cent complete and construction progressed so far is one per cent.'

Clearance and site enabling work is also 100 per cent complete. The project's master plan has been drawn by Singapore-based Surbana Jurong. The project is divided into phases and the first stage includes the theme park with the zoological component. The project will have 200 residential units, (townhouses and apartments) as well as three hotels.

'We want to cater to all market segments for which we will have a five, four and three-star hotels,' an official had said in a report published earlier in Muscat Daily.

The five-star hotel will have 200 rooms, four and three-star hotels will include 250 rooms and service apartments.

'The water park will be connected to the four-star hotel,' he added. The project will also have a community mall and a furniture village.

Built on a premium destination stretching approximately one kilometre on the beach front, the project will offer both lifestyle and educational aspects for children and adults. Among other attractions visitors will enjoy, an innovative learning-focused dimension will be the Interactive Science and Technology Edutainment Centre, designed to be an inspirational knowledge hub for Oman's young demographic.

In addition, celebrating Oman's famed horsemanship will be an Equestrian Centre. Planned to be the main centre for equestrian sports in the country, it will include a riding academy and show jumping and livery facilities along with dedicated shops and food outlets.

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Publication:Muscat Daily (Muscat, Oman)
Date:Feb 17, 2018

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