Ras Al Hadd

​Ras Al Hadd development is located in Sur, 150 Km away from Muscat; a city that is famous for marine industries and life. This eco-themed project delivers a number of unique tourist attractions within the master plan, as well as the heritage village which will celebrate the rich history of Omani culture.

The resort and residential developments, as well as the attractions, firmly adhere to the core themes of sustainability and responsible tourism management. In addition, Ras Al Hadd caters to emerging trends in the tourism sector globally, and when complete will provide tourists and visitors with a stunning insight into the unique wildlife in the region, as well as generate broader economic opportunities for the tourism sector in the Sultanate.

Salient Features of the Project

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Ras Al Hadd – Plot Location

The project site benefits from a single access point, the existing Palace Road, which runs along and forms the edge of the site’s southern boundary. A privately-owned palace sits to the immediate west of the site. Across Khawr Al Hajjar is a water treatment plant, which is visible from the Ras Al Hadd Beach Hotel. The project site is in close proximity to the existing Ras Al Hadd village, which contains the Ras Al Hadd Fort - a popular local tourist attraction.

QDRH appointed Dar Al-Handasah (Shair and Partners) to provide design services in relation to the development of the Ras Al Hadd site. The commission was first initiated by analyzing the GAJ Masterplan to verify its applicability against identified environmental constraints and test its proposed layout against the client’s proposed site programme.

The peer review suggested that some of the programme elements could be amended, including reducing the floor space assumptions for a number of the proposed facilities. The Consultant suggested a sand golf course as an alternative to the wildlife park. Further development resulted in ideas for a Wadi park that would introduce man-made water features at the heart of a central landscaped feature.