With the trappings of a world-class, multipurpose commercial gateway, the Port of Duqm has ambitions to become one of the largest ports in the Middle East
The Port of Duqm is all about leveraging the untapped opportunities that Oman can offer in the global energy markets.
Located on the southeastern seaboard of Oman and easily accessible from the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean, the port offers alternative opportunities from other key hubs in the Middle East, namely its distance from the Strait of Hormuz chokepoint.
It is this strategic geopolitical location that the Omani government is capitalising on with its special economic zone (SEZ) project, which comprises a new airport, a tourism zone, a fisheries zone as well as a mineral cluster and industrial zone on a 2,000 square kilometre parcel of land.
Situated within the SEZ, which has been heralded as the largest economic initiative in Oman in recent history, sits plans for a new town, designed to accommodate around 100,000 peopl...