Yiti resort first phase may go on stream by mid-2009


Official sources told the Times of Oman that when fully developed, over 700 hotel rooms would be available for tourists with additional serviced residences.

The property offerings will include exclusive 5-star hotels, luxury villas and magnificent apartments, complemented by a golf course, a marina, a state-of-the-art wellness spa and eco-marina centre. The project is being developed by the UAE-based Sama Dubai in a joint venture with Omran (Oman Tourism Development Company).

Sama Dubai is the international property development & investment subsidiary of Dubai Holdings while Omran is the Oman Government sponsored tourism development representative.

Salam Resort & Spa-Yiti is one of the two resorts being created under the Sama Dubai Resort & Spa brand. The other is Salam Beach Resort & Spa – Bahrain, which will be the kingdom’s first exclusive beach community.

The 3.7sq.km Salam Resort & Spa–Yiti located at a 15-minute drive south of Muscat, is positioned as an architectural testimony to Oman’s diverse natural beauty, rich culture and beauty and is poised to become a prime destination for the international luxury travel market.

Building on the natural canvas provided by Oman’s breathtaking surroundings, the Salam Mountain Beach Resort & Spa-Yiti will harness the beauty of the region, offering long stretches of beach and spectacular views.

One of the elements which makes this project appealing is the unique architecture which is inspired by the Omani heritage and remains true to the traditions and culture of the Sultanate. The mountain and beach club setting will also deliver a luxurious and sophisticated environment to guests seeking escape. The resort aims to attract international and regional tourists as well as second-home owners in search of tranquillity, wellness and relaxation and aims to convey the true essence of Oman.

Luxury villas and townhouses will be available for private freehold ownership to expatriates.

Officials of Sama Dubai are upbeat that Salam Resort & Spa-Yiti fits into the overall tourism component of the Sultanate of Oman.

“With Oman’s politically stable environment and a growing economic and social system, the progression of the country has resulted in a great increase in tourism. Oman’s dramatic deserts and coastal landscapes surrounded by the azure waters of the Gulf of Oman combines to create a wonderful tourism experience.

In addition the historic culture of the Omani lifestyle which dates back 5,000 years, makes Oman a truly unique destination for international visitors,” representatives of Sama said.

Living up to its Arabic connotation meaning of ‘peace’, the ‘Salam’ resorts promise harmonious living within the finest integrated luxury resort communities in the world.



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