MAY 30, 2024

Oman marks 1st anniversary of Sultan Haitham City Project

Muscat: Oman’s Ministry of Housing and Urban Planning (MoHUP) celebrated Thursday's first anniversary of the Sultan Haitham City project's inauguration.

The project was initially launched on May 31 last year, with His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik presiding over the ceremony at Al Baraka Palace.

The first phase of Sultan Haitham City is expected to be completed by 2030.

This ambitious project aligns with Oman’s sustainable urban development and economic diversification vision. As construction advances, the city is set to become a symbol of progress, innovation, and inclusive growth in Oman.

the time of inauguration, His Majesty the Sultan affirmed that what he has seen of modern planning of the city is heartening and, God willing, this will be the beginning of upcoming projects.

The Sultan Haitham City will be built in four distinct phases. The first phase, spanning from 2024 to 2030, will witness the development of the city center, encompassing approximately 5 million square meters.

This phase will feature six modern and integrated neighborhoods, covering a construction area of approximately 2.2 million square meters. The centerpiece of the city center will be the central park, spread over 1.6 million square meters to serve as a gathering place for residents and visitors alike. With more than 35,000 people, the city center will offer world-class facilities, including 6,743 housing units comprising detached villas, semi-detached villas, townhouses, and apartments. It will also house chapels, a private hospital, a fuel-filling station, school sites, and numerous social, cultural, and service facilities, catering to the diverse needs and aspirations of its residents.

The second phase, slated for implementation from 2028 to 2035, will cover an area of 2.6 million square meters, accommodating over 23,000 people. This phase will incorporate 4,200 housing units, with a total construction area of approximately 1.4 million square meters.

The third phase, spanning from 2033 to 2040, will occupy an area of 2.3 million square meters and cater to more than 21,000 individuals. It will feature 3,500 housing units, covering a construction area of 1.3 million square meters.

The fourth and final phase, scheduled from 2038 to 2045, will encompass an expansive area of approximately 5.5 million square meters, accommodating over 26,000 people. This phase will introduce 4,500 housing units, spanning a construction area of approximately 1.9 million square meters.

Anticipated to accommodate 100,000 residents, Sultan Haitham City will encompass a wide array of residential units. With meticulous attention to architectural excellence and design, the city aspires to become a true landmark and a cherished gift from His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik to all segments of society, particularly the youth.

Comprising 19 neighborhoods equipped with comprehensive facilities and services catering to residents' needs, Sultan Haitham City will have 25 mosques including a grand central mosque. The city will have 11 health establishments including two health centers accommodating 20,000 patients each; six health centers for 10,000 patients each; a reference hospital with 1,200 beds; a private hospital and a specialized center for individuals with disabilities and the elderly.

Education will also be a priority, with 39 schools spanning governmental, private, and inclusive institutions covering all educational levels.

The city's master plan has been evaluated based on 12 international standards of quality of life and luxury living, ensuring a reasonable cost of living, integrated facilities, a modern lifestyle, and sustainable systems.