Separated from the rest of Oman by the east coast of the UAE, the Musandam Peninsula is a rugged, beautiful region of fjords, small villages and dramatic, mountain-hugging roads.
A new hotel opened in Khasab, to add a pleasant feeling for people who won’t expect what is hidden behind mountains and sea.
The Golden Tulip Resort in Khasab, which saw a soft opening on december 27, 2003, is considered to be a unique hotel in Musandam with a total relaxation concept by the seaside offering lots of enjoyments for visitors and tourists -- as varied as scuba diving and fishing. The hotel is a perfect place for meetings, seminars and trainings and has a fully equipped conference room that accommodates up to 100 delegates. The hotel interior reflects Omani culture in the décor especially the lobby area with a beautiful exterior concept.
The property features 60 rooms, three suites and 12 chalets, bar, restaurant besides banqueting facilities.
Owned by the Omani government and built at a cost of OR2.2m; operated by the Golden Tulip management company, the hotel offers rooms afor OR48 and the week rates are cheaper than weekend rates. Targeting local tour operators in both Oman and the UAE the resort is very confident that visitors will have an enjoyable stay. “We made sure that we have a space on the international and Golden Tulip reservation system besides our marketing strategy to promote our facilities with focus on our conference facilities, especially middle range conferences. Having government support promoting the area itself also Oman Air starts flying directly to Khasab helps us in being recognized as the best hotel of its kind in Khasab. Also we have an advantage for those who come from UAE having road access as we have many visitors who wish to spend weekend, we serve on first come first serve basis.
“There is always a possibility to expand our business in the future as expansion seems to be easier than having a new hotel. This is a new experience for Golden Tulip in the leisure business in Oman and it seems to be a very successful one.
“Golden Tulip offers specials during events, occasions and for the coming Valentine it does actually offer a panoramic dinner by the swimming pool side,” said a spokesperson.
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