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It’s Always Cooler At Almouj Marina

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MAlmouj Marina copyuscat, July 30 2015: This summer at Almouj Marina, residents of The Wave, Muscat, marina members, their families, guests and visitors, can all enjoy a myriad of choices for some first-class fun in the sun.

Through its outstanding local partners – SEAOMAN, Lua Lua Diving and Adventure, LuaLua Marine Tours, Mazaya Oman Marine Tourism, Sea Legends Diving, Almohajer Marine and Uniboats – this world-class marina offers a superlative range of unforgettable recreational experiences during the summer months. From scuba diving, dolphin watching, day cruises to destinations along the coast in private luxury charters, to wakeboarding, kitesurfing, sailing and jet-skiing, Almouj Marina has an aquatic activity for everyone.

Almouj Marina’s cosmopolitan range of select retail, leisure and dining options are perfect for unwinding throughout the day, as well as dining and spending quality time with family and friends. If you are organising an event this summer, the marina has recently opened an exclusive new lounge, characterised by a unique space suspended seaside, now available to rent for private and corporate gatherings.

Whilst enjoying Almouj Marina and its fantastic facilities, remember to protect yourself from the harmful effects of the sun by using sunscreen, wearing a wide-brimmed hat and drinking plenty of liquids. To freshen up, fill a spray bottle with water, spritz your hands and face, but don’t wipe away sweat – leaving it on your skin helps to keep you cool. Running cold water on your wrists is also good for beating the heat, as is putting a small quantity of crushed ice in your hat. To soothe your skin, ask a member of the marina’s staff for a refreshing chilled towel to place around your shoulders. Above all, avoid direct sunlight and hot surfaces, pay attention to children, older people and anybody else who requires special care.

Operated by internationally renowned Mourjan Marinas, Almouj Marina boasts state-of-the art eco-friendly facilities and a wide choice of amenities. The marina’s 124 berths are the first of 400, accommodating yachts from 10 to 40 metres. Connecting The Wave, Muscat to the nation’s seafaring heritage, Almouj Marina adds a nautical dimension to the vibrant community, bridging people, business and culture to create an unrivalled waterfront leisure and lifestyle destination.

Al Mouj Marina secures International accreditation

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Mourjan Marinas-operated destinations excel in audit scoring

IMG_4591_sMarch 4 2013 – Dubai, UAE – Two of Mourjan Marinas most impressive facilities under operation – Lusail Marina in Doha, Qatar and Almouj Marina in Muscat, Oman – have been awarded a regional first marine industry international achievement award with the International Clean Marina accreditation.

The two prestigious facilities celebrated their newly awarded International Clean Marina accreditation with a flag handover ceremony on 3rd of March 2014 at Almouj Marina, Muscat, Oman.

Lusail Marina and Almouj Marina were both visited by a representative from the Marina Industries Association, owners and managers of the Clean Marina program, to carry out the flag handover ceremony in recognition of their achievements.

The two boating destinations sailed through the audit stage of the accreditation process, each scoring in the mid-90s.

The International Clean Marina program is a voluntary accreditation system for various marine industry operators including marinas, yacht clubs and shipyards.

The initiative aims to reduce non-point source pollution – the result of running water picking up contaminants from land, via everyday marina activities, and depositing them into seas and waterways. The program seeks to promote clean water and clean air across all marina industry businesses.

Lusail Marina and Almouj Marina were judged on their commitment to environmental management systems in an extensive list of areas including: storage of boats, fuelling, facility management, emergency planning, signage and information.

Wayne Shepherd, General Manager at Mourjan Marinas said: “We are delighted that two of our marinas are now Clean Marina accredited and pleased to be involved in such a program. “We are fully committed to reducing pollution in both the local community, and boating industry as a whole.

“The benefits of managing clean marinas are endless, whilst the consequences of neglecting our environmental responsibilities are not even worth considering.”

MIA President, Andrew Chapman, said, “the MIA congratulates both Lusail Marina and Almouj Marina on achieving this global marina industry accreditation which is endorsed by the International Council of  Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA).

The inclusion of Mourjan Marinas’ prestigious facilities reflects the significant expansion of the program internationally with accredited Clean Marinas now increasing not only in the GCC but also throughout China, Korea and Singapore.

Al Mouj Marina Launches New Website

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Mourjan Marinas-operated facility will offer special 30 per cent discount on transient berthing at this week’s Dubai International Boat Show

Almouj Marina websiteMarch 02 2014 – Dubai, UAE:  Almouj Marina, Oman’s premier marina facility and flagship yachting destination, has launched a new website offering visitors a more convenient and efficient online service.

The newly redesigned website – www.almoujmarina.com – will enhance the experience that the stunning Mourjan Marinas-operated destination is renowned for, offering live weather forecasts, full facility details and an online berthing enquiry platform.

Visitors to the new site can find detailed information on Almouj Marina’s facilities and services, berthing options and news. The website also features a comprehensive image gallery and links to The Wave Muscat and Destination Oman.

Boaters attending this week’s Dubai International Boat Show will receive an exclusive 30 per cent discount on transient berthing at Almouj Marina in celebration of the new website launch.

Additionally, boaters who choose to berth at Almouj Marina will also receive a 30 per cent discount on a round of golf on Almouj Golf’s 18 hole Championship Course.

Located within the prestigious The Wave, Muscat development, Almouj Marina is the ideal destination for sailing enthusiasts and the local community, accommodating yachts from 10 to 40 metres, home to Oman Sail, and complemented by a range of waterfront restaurants and cafes.

The marina also features a resident concierge service, fuelling station, and is supported by state-of-the-art eco-friendly facilities including extra wide walkways and on-water lounge areas with contemporary shade structures set to open later this year. A resident concierge service and 24-hour dock master assistance complements the waterfront facilities.

For more information on Almouj Marina’s special discount or to make a booking, contact info@almoujmarina.com.

Oman: The Ultimate Cruising Destination

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Damaniyat Islands

January 14 2014 – Muscat, Oman: Oman is a boater’s paradise, surrounded by beautiful, azure waters and home to a wealth of cruising, diving and watersports opportunities to explore from luxurious anchoring destinations. Located on the Tropic of Cancer and engulfed by the Sea of Oman, Arabian Gulf and the Arabian Sea, everyone from boating enthusiasts visiting for a week, to locals in search of a leisurely and relaxing day trip can enjoy its islands, boating areas and plethora of water-based activities.

Oman has a rich maritime history, and today, cruising, diving and water sports have become major tourist attractions.

Oman is well-endowed with marinas located just a short distance away from picturesque cruising destinations. For tourists and locals, Oman’s The Wave, Muscat development offers the ideal anchoring spot at the prestigious Almouj Marina, which has become a flagship yachting destination and a premier marina facility in the Middle East.

Almouj Marina, managed by Mourjan Marinas and designed to accommodate 10-40 metre yachts across 121 spacious berths, boasts five-star service and eco-friendly, state-of-the-art facilities and a wealth of waterfront cafes and restaurants. The Marina’s expansion plan will take it to an impressive 400 berths .

Boaters can also reap the benefits of Almouj Marina’s recently opened Omanoil fuelling station which conveniently provides both diesel and benzene fuels, enhancing the overall customer experience.

From the stunning Almouj Marina, boaters can set off into the local waters and discover a series of breath-taking islands and abundance of marine life and coral reefs in some of the region’s most prominent diving destinations.

Less than 15 nautical miles away lies the uninhibited Damaniyat Islands.  The islands are protected as a nature reserve and home to rare birds and marine life including more than 100 species of tropical fish, dolphins, whale sharks and the rare Hawksbill turtle.  Secluded bays fringed by white sandy beaches and glittering waters, the islands offer boaters the chance to unwind in complete tranquility. 

The Damaniyat Islands are home to 21 dive sites to impress even the most seasoned divers and snorkelers. Spoilt for choice, divers can enjoy an exceptionally diverse range of dive sites and environments near Muscat including Al Khayran, Al Fahil Island, and Al Makbara Bay.

For thrill-seeking boating enthusiasts, Oman’s warm crystal-clear waters provide an idyllic playground for water sports such as jet-skiing, wakeboarding, kayaking, diving and parasailing. Additionally, visitors can learn to sail with Oman Sail sailing school, based in Almouj Marina. While those looking to spend a more relaxing time on the water can rent a luxury yacht for a sunset cruise, providing stunning views of the city skyline at night.

Whether an international boating enthusiast, or a local searching for fun adventure and blissful relaxation, Muscat’s luxurious Almouj Marina, calm azure waters, and sandy island beaches make Oman an ultimate cruising destination.