Monday, June 2, 2008

The Malkai, Oman

Oman is one of the most beautiful Middle Eastern countries I have ever seen. This Sultanate's Mega Projects tend to focus on the luxury tourist market. And who can blame them? With all that Oman has to offer I know that it will become a world tourist mecca! One of Oman's newest and most impressive Mega Projects is The Malkai. Being developed by Al Maeen Real Estate Services Company LLC at an estimated cost of $250Million, The Malkai is set to become a landmark Oman development.

The Malkai has been designed by AW2 of Paris to be a very exclusive community that will be made up of 101 four-bedroom villas and 92 two-bedroom suites, as well as a boutique hotel offering 40 luxury suites. Some of the exclusive features at The Malkai include:

> The Club. 'Built in true Arabian tradition with a central courtyard and at its centre a single, striking, colonnaded pond. A soaring double height foyer with vaulted ceiling will dramatically welcome you to The Club, hotel and golf club with pro-shop, golfer's bar and terrace over the first hole. Within will be the restaurants offering the finest of foods, the wine bar, cigar room and patisserie,' according to the developer.

> The Spa. Designed to be a magnificent sanctuary where residents and guests can come to relax and recuperate. The Spa will look like a vast walled garden and will offer individual "floating treatment pavilions" where natural rejuvenating therapies will be given by a first class staff.

> Golf. The Malkai will feature a 9-hole golf course designed by the legendary golf superstar Gary Player. This golf course will be a major tourist draw for The Malkai and Player himself commented: "Golf courses make great contributions to society. It'll be a great dream for me to see Oman produce a young Tiger Woods someday."

> The Hotel. An ultra luxurious boutique hotel with 40 spectacular suites, each suite having its own private swimming pool!

> The Beach Club. 'Residents will have access to a private and exclusive beach club - with chauffeur-driven transport door-to-door to allow you to make the most of this stunning coastline. Relax by the warm sea or club pool as your favorite food is prepared and delivered to you, or for a little more adventure, you can experience some of the outstanding water sports and activities on offer,' according to the developer.

Other amenities offered at The Malkai include: 4 tennis courts, library, corporate facilities, golf range, practice course, gardens, walkways, wine bar, pool bar, and a variety of fine restaurants.

"The Malkai will set a new benchmark in luxury living not only in Oman but also in the region. It will comprise a Country Club and Residences that will compare to some of the finest in the world. The Malkai is making a statement both in lifestyle and in architecture," said Mr. Pankaj Khimji, one of the investors in The Malkai.

By the end of 2010 The Malkai will be completed. All villas and suites are being made available on a freehold basis. The entire project will be operated by GHM of Singapore, a company that runs award winning properties all over the world. A limited number of 4 bedroom villas have already been offered at a cost of $3.6-$4Million each.

Oman is moving swiftly to become a leading world luxury destination. With developments like The Malkai, Oman will surely succeed!

This link takes you to The Malkai website:


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