Project Details
Name :
Al Nakheel Integrated Tourism Complex Project - Barka
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Description :
Development of an integrated tourism complex comprising of three (4-5 star) international hotels, villas, townhouses, apartments, serviced apartments, a lagoon promenade and a traditional mixed-use souk, a shopping mall, an aqua park and a school.
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Post Date :
April 24, 2017 
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Status :
New Tender 
Last Updated :
October 5, 2023 
Category :
Construction & Contracting, Education & Training, Leisure & Entertainment, Hotels,
This project involves development of Al Nakheel Integrated Tourism Complex (ITC). It is characterised by a natural and calm location on the beach of Al-Rumais, which is close to the Governorate of Muscat, the City Center of Barka and other urban centres. The project aims to create a tourist destination in the Wilayat of Barka that is attractive to citizens, residents and tourists coming to Oman. The development will include international hotels, villas, townhouses, apartments, a lagoon promenade and a traditional mixed-use souk, a shopping mall, an aqua park and a school. The units will be available for freehold by Omanis and foreigners. The project, which will stretch over about 500,000 square meters with the usufruct right, has 833 meters of waterfront overlooking the Sea of Oman. The 35,000 square meter man-made Crystal Lagoon that will be located in the middle of the project will act as a hub for the entertainment activities and the reference point around, which the project's components will be constructed. The property is located approximately 4.2 kilometers from the Al Naseem roundabout and directly adjoining the sea to the northern boundary. Client will sign an agreement on April 24, 2017 with Palm's Beach Company to develop the tourism complex. The property is considered to be a prime location, which is suitable for tourism and/or commercial/residential development. 
October 5, 2023

Alargan Towell’s Al Nakheel has issued an invitation for tenders for the infrastructure package for this forthcoming project along the Rumais beach. The scope of the project extends beyond conventional infrastructure, incorporating a comprehensive landscaping plan, spanning an expansive 500,000 square metres. Remarkably, a significant 78% of Al Nakheel's vast expanse is dedicated to The Crystal Lagoon, extensive parks, and lush landscaping, while a mere 22% of the project will be devoted to buildings. This allocation demonstrates Alargan Towell's dedication to preserving natural spaces and promoting sustainable practices that align with the project's broader vision of setting new standards for eco-conscious community living. Progress is already under way at this Al Nakheel ITC project, as the initial construction phase is gaining momentum. Currently, the focus lies on the intricate earthwork required for the development of roadways and meticulous land levelling, ensuring that the foundation for this ambitious project is laid with precision.
According to the tender document, prospective contractors, whether operating independently or as part of a joint venture or consortium, must prove they have the required resources and know-how to fulfil the project’s specifications. Relevant experience in managing projects of comparable size or scope is essential. Additionally, bidders are expected to have a track record of punctual completion, high-quality work, and expertise in design and build projects.

January 9, 2023
Oman-based Al Nakheel has signed a deal with the National Company for Construction Works (NCCW) for the construction package including roads and infrastructure of the $650 million Al Nakheel Integrated Tourism Complex (ITC) project. The signing covers the construction package for the roads enabling works of the project. It will stretch over 500,000 sq m with the usufruct right, and almost one kilometre of waterfront overlooking the Sea of Oman.
September 13, 2022

Bank Nizwa has signed an agreement with Palm Beach LLC for this project. Bank Nizwa financing will be extended for the development of Phase 1A the Project, development of which will commence in 2022.

August 3, 2022

Project is currently under design stage.

May 19, 2022

Oman-based Alargan Towell Investment Company is set to start work on Phase One of this project. To be developed in three phases over nine years, the project will include an artificial lake covering 35,000 sq m and an entertainment centre as well as an aqua park. The complex is being developed in a mixed-use resort style with a host of leisure amenities including a lagoon promenade, three international hotels with a total of 530 keys as well as residential properties - with a mix of 259 villas, 55 townhouses, 266 apartments and three serviced apartments buildings with 476 units. It will also boast commercial properties including a traditional mixed-use souq and a shopping mall. This project will be ready in 10 to 15 years offering a total of 1,436 residential apartments, villas and town houses to both citizens and expatriates.
During 2022 the construction works will start in Phase 1 (A) of the project, which includes the internal roads and infrastructure of the project, the Crystal Lagoon with its recreational facilities, a four-star hotel with 188 keys, a traditional souk, apartments and residential villas.

June 12, 2020

The project is still understood to be on hold.

February 21, 2019

Project is still on hold.

July 22, 2018
It is understood that the project is currently on hold. 
December 13, 2017
Project is under planning. The construction works for the first phase of the development is expected to begin in 2018. It will include the project’s infrastructure, the Crystal Lagoon, 4-star hotel with a capacity of 125 rooms, 185 hotel apartments, traditional souk, 582 units of apartments and villas. As the area in which the project is located lacks the necessary basic infrastructure services, the company will install electricity and water supplies, and will also build a bridge and road connecting the new Al Batinah Coastal Road with the project will also serve the needs of all the residents living in the area. 
Client Details
  • Ministry of Tourism (Oman)
  • Address : Al Ghubra North
  • Pin : 200
  • City : Muscat PC 115
  • Telephone : (+968) 2458 8700
  • Fax : (+968) 2458 8819
Awarded Consultants
Main Consultant
Address :
City : Muscat
Postal/Zip Code : 795
Country : Oman
Phone : (+968) 2439 0600
Fax : (+968) 2448 2890
Email : [email protected]
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Awarded Contractors
Infrastructure Works Contractor
Address : Muscat 133
City : Muscat
Postal/Zip Code :
Country : Oman
Phone : (+968) 2456 1039 / 2207 4132
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Email : [email protected]
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