Muscat National Development & Investment Company (ASAAS) has announced the commencement of construction works for the development of Al Hafa waterfront in Al Hafa area of Salalah, Governorate of Dhofar, with a total area of more than 60,000 sq m.

ASAAS has assigned the main contractor to construct the traditional heritage suq (market), reported Oman News Agency (ONA).

Ahmed Salim Al Busaidi, Chairman of ASAAS Board, said that the market is expected to launch partial operations in July 2022, while the full operations will commence in 2023.

ASAAS is developing Al Hafa area, a vital waterfront in Salalah and one of the country’s leading tourist attractions. A heritage suq with local architectural design elements will be an alternative to the current suq.

This area will house many small and medium enterprises besides attracting some international brands to meet the needs of the visitors of this suq.