Located in the Al-Wusta Governorate on the west coast of the Sultanate along the Arabian Sea, Duqm is located approximately 600 kilometers south of Muscat.
Duqm has been designated as Oman’s next industrial center – to be known as Duqm Special Economic Zone – with investments of up to $15 billion earmarked for petrochemicals and infrastructure development over the next 15 years. Occupying a land area of 1,745 km2 and 70km of coastline along the Arabian Sea, Duqm Special Economic Zone will be one of the largest developments of its kind in the Middle East and North Africa.
Significant investments have already been made in Duqm infrastructure, including a new international airport, a new dry dock/quay, hotels, and dual carriage roads. Further projects currently under execution include residential and tourist projects and a fishery harbor.