One of the world's largest man-made marinas, the Dubai Marina in the United Arabs Emirates sits on some of the most prime commercial real estate in the entire UAE. Encompassing a blend of private, public, and commercial interests, the Dubai Marina is also known as the “Tallest Block in the World," due to the bevy of modern skyscrapers that frame its panoramic waterline.
The coastal city of Sohar in Oman is heating up. While this statement is certainly applicable to the weather – with an ambient temperature of 35°C – it is also representative of the local economy as well.
While Sohar has long been considered one of the most beautiful cities in the Middle East; much of its recent economic success is directly due to the Port of Sohar. This relatively new port, one of the largest and most expensive in the world, has greatly helped turn this Omani city into a major regional and international point of commerce. Specifically, Sohar has now become synonymous with exportation for its shipping of metals and petroleum-based products.
Scenically located between the Gulf of Oman and the Arabian Sea; this nation is undergoing a transformation from an economy based on petroleum and natural gas exports into a more diverse model. Specifically, Oman is betting on tourism to help replace these two long-standing economic pillars. But, in order to capitalize on this lucrative potential, a new breed of international customer must be specifically catered towards.
Located in the heart of Muscat, the capital of Oman, the three-star Ruwi Hotel overlooks the city's main business district. With its classic fortress style architecture, the hotel is sought after by many business travelers and enthusiastic holidaymakers who enjoy its traditional Omani hospitality complemented by international service standards.