Oman Observer reported that to mark the 51st National Day of the Renaissance, Qurayyat Development Company unveiled the commercial identity of the Al Sahel tourism project in Wilayat of Qurayyat, Muscat Governorate. Al Sahel District, a mixed use development covering a total area of 1.3 million sq metres, is proposed to be implemented in three phase at a total cost of around USD 1 billion.Phase 1 to be developed at a cost of USD 100 million, will cover the infrastructure of the entire project, as well as 400 housing units, a 4-star hotel of 220 rooms including 100 chalets, as well as a residential commercial neighbourhood on a boulevard on an area of 53,000 square metres, green houses, a walkway for bicycles and halls. The first phase also includes an air park, a number of restaurants with a stunning view of the components of the project, which aims at highlighting the heritage identity of Wilayat of Qurayyat, in addition to an equestrian and camel riding club and recreational and commercial facilities. These will be the main attraction of the project in terms of entertainment.The second phase, which is the largest phase of the project, will include 1600 housing units, a large mosque on an area of approximately 10,000 square metres, and a 3-star hotel of 150 rooms. Also in the second phase, an expansion of the first 4-star hotel will see the addition of 120 rooms and suites on the waterfront. The second phase also includes the development of a golf academy on a total area of approximately 250,000 sq metres, which will attract important global sports attractions.In the third and final phase, an additional 3,000 housing units comprising a variety of apartments and villas will be addition in addition to 36 luxury villas at the waterfront of the project. A further 180 new rooms will be added to the 3-star hotel, with a new 5-star hotel with 200 rooms to be constructed as well.