Sports City inaugurated
in Muscat

MUSCAT - A RO70 million ‘Sports City’, which will host the Second Asian Beach Games from December 8 to 16, was inaugurated in the district of Musanah on Saturday as part of Oman’s 40th National Day celebrations.

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Published: Tue 30 Nov 2010, 11:52 PM

Last updated: Wed 27 Mar 2024, 12:52 PM

Housing Minister Shaikh Saif bin Mohammed al Shabibi presided over the opening ceremony that was attended by several ministers, under-secretaries and top officials from the public and private sectors.

Facilities at the city, spread over one million square metres on the coast, include a 4-star hotel, hotel apartments, residential blocks and a sailboat anchor, besides temporary playgrounds, amphitheatres, restaurants and a media centre.

Shabibi said the sports city would be a boon for sports and sportsmen in the country, in addition to its economic and tourist dimensions. He added the complex was all ready to host the Asian Beach Games Muscat 2010.

Ali bin Masoud al Sunaidi, Sports Affairs Minister, said the city was built with a grant from Sultan Qaboos bin Said.

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