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The Longest Zip Line, 1,500m in Musandam Completed

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By Robeena Brown

March 13, 2023 | 13 min read

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As part of the sultanate's effort to increase tourism, a zip line project in Khasab, Musandam, a governorate of Oman, has been completed, as announced by Mohammed al Busaidi, Chairman of Oman Tourism Development Company (Omran Group).

The Musandam Zip Line is Oman's longest and a significant component of the tourist push that is part of the governate's 20-year development strategy. You can now embark on a zip-lining excursion in Musandam by booking a tour to musandam to experience sliding down the longest zip line in Oman.

The Musandam Governorate is located on a hilly peninsula cut off from the rest of the country by the United Arab Emirates. The governorate's jagged coastline boats khors, similar to fjords in appearance.

The location of Khasab on the strategically significant and aesthetically captivating Strait of Hormuz is unmatched. A breathtaking panorama can be seen from the dual zip line.

It stretches for 1,500 meters, with its beginning point atop Jabal Fitt, at a height of 220 meters (725 feet). It is situated only five minutes away from the Khasab city center.

According to a press release, construction workers began working on the project in 2022. During this time, contractors ensured all components were constructed and installed per international safety standards and procedures. This included the installation of "an advanced braking system." A visitor center will soon be created at the Atana Khasab Hotel, which will be connected to the landing place of the zipline. This facility will offer a variety of facilities and allow visitors to book various leisure and adventure activities that can be carried out in the surrounding area.

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Sayyid Ibrahim Said Al Busaidi, Minister of State and Governor of Musandam, praised the project and said, "This project will effectively help add a variety of fun activities for tourists and serve as a model for entrepreneurs to create a variety of assets and services that support the tourism sector, especially adventure tourism."

According to the Ministry of Heritage and Tourism (MHT), Musandam was a destination that typically welcomed 200,000 visitors on an annual basis before the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic. The number of people who visit Musandam's castles annually is estimated to have surpassed 50,000, while the number of cruise passengers in 2019 was 129,453.

The MHT is currently supervising several other tourism and development projects in Musandam. There are plans to build a visitor center at the archaeological site of Dibba, which will get money from OQ Company. There will also be a museum as part of this project.

There have been talks about setting up environmental camps in several of the governorate's districts, such as Najd, Shamm, Al Hablain, Ghab Ali, and Sahah.Since a Royal Directive was issued in 2021 to make Musandam an attractive place for tourists and investors, there has been a big push to improve the governorate.In response to the directive, the Council of Ministers has made a series of decisions to set up a branch of the University of Technology and Applied Sciences, build a reservoir to ensure the safety of food and drug supplies, turn the Port of Khasab into a logistics hub, create specialized economic and tourism zones, and designate Mahas as an economic zone to set up light and medium industries.