The Wave, Muscat, has announced that its award-winning Almouj Marina is now welcoming boats and is offering complimentary berthing special ahead of its Autumn grand opening. With the first 120 berths now complete, Almouj Marina is being developed with state-of-the-art facilities by The Wave, Muscat. Extra wide walkways will lead boaters to on-water lounge areas, while a golf cart service to and from berths will be available. The marina will also become home to Oman’s leading sailing school, Oman Sail, and their roster of exciting events.
Wayne Shepherd, General Manager, Marina Operations at Mourjan Marinas IGY, said: “The Almouj Marina is now open at The Wave, Muscat, and looks set to become the premier marina destination in Oman. We’ve carefully developed every detail to ensure that Mourjan Marina IGY’s renowned global expertise is felt in the design and build of the marina, and also in its lifestyle offerings, which our company prides itself on.”
The Wave, Muscat has recently appointed new Marina Manager, Khalil AbuJaber. Mr AbuJaber will be responsible for the full operations management of Oman’s flagship marina, overseeing the day-to-day management of the facility and continuing to deliver the trademark world class service associated with Mourjan Marinas IGY. He joins The Wave, Muscat with 11 years of experience, working most recently in Aqabar, Jordan for Talabay, where he amassed solid experience managing cross-functional teams, providing and enforcing the highest standards at the popular Red Sea holiday destination.
Almouj Marina also welcomes Hanan Baza who joins the marina after working at Al Masood Marine and Engineering Division, Abu Dhabi. She brings with her a wealth of expertise from years spent working in the yacht management industry in the region.
Troy Hart, Vice President for Asset Management at The Wave, Muscat, said: “Khalil and Hanan are all-round outstanding candidates with considerable experience in the marina and hospitality industry. We look forward to having them on board, delivering the highest standards of services and facilities for our customers at Almouj Marina.”
The marina also welcomed its first yacht earlier this summer, captained by Briton John Gay: “The retail and food and beverage offerings in the marina’s vicinity are great,” said Mr Gay. "It’s clear that every need has been catered for. The location is excellent and the entrance is very accessible, whilst being well protected from any ocean surges due to the well built breakwater, making it ideal for the monsoon seasons. I’m delighted to be one of the first captain’s to moor my yacht, the Al Ghanem in the marina.”
The marina can accommodate yachts between 10 – 65m in length, and has 120 modern floating berths completed for the 2012/13 yachting season. The fully marinascaped destination includes signature traits shared by other Mourjan Marina IGY-managed facilities, including five-star concierge, chandlery and yacht management services. Almouj Marina also offers boat cleaning and maintenance packages, including deck wash for all yachts. Located within The Wave, Muscat, boaters have easy access to The Wave’s Greg Norman-designed signature golf course, Almouj Golf, as well as the chance to take in some of Oman’s breathtaking natural scenery.
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