A complex of villas on top of a hill overlooking the Gulf of Oman already sounds like the height of luxury – but now residents of Muscat Bay are set to be able to travel via helicopter taxis.
Owners of buildings in the boujie development on Qantab beach will be able to travel to and from their homes by calling an air taxi provided by Al Sharqiya Aviation (ASA).
The Airbus H125 used by the company will be able to hold five passengers as well as the pilot.
Currently, residents face a 40-minute drive between Muscat International Airport and the Muscat Bay development.
As the crow flies, the distance between the two spots is 36km – meaning the new service will massively reduce travel times.
Sheikh Hamood bin Sultan Al Hosni, CEO of Muscat Bay, said, “This comes in line with our aspirations to raise the standards of such residential projects, so that they can compete not only at the local level, but also at the regional and global levels.
“We are delighted to launch this new service, which will provide a convenient solution for those wishing to visit the project from all over the world.”
Muscat Bay, which covers 2.2 million sq m, has 435 residential units and is set to be the location of a five-star Jumeirah hotel in the future.