Duqm must retain its old world charm and local Omani heritage. Care is being taken to realise these goals. Attention is being paid to preserving the unspoiled beach with its migratory birds and its historic antiquities in order to make Duqm an attractive tourist locale. The pre-historic \'Rock Garden\' is one such attraction. The Oryx preserve, the Wadi Al-Sayy Natural Park, the Al-Shuwyar Tourist Village and the Masirah Island are other tourist attractions near Duqm.
The designated tourist area occupies 24 km2 and includes an 18km. stretch of beach on the pristine Arabian Sea. Two upcoming hotel resorts are already under construction. One is the Duqm Beach Hotel - a four-star beach front hotel being built in collaboration with the Intercontinental Hotel Group and slated for completion by the end of 2012. The hotel will meet the needs of both business and recreational visitors by offering 200 deluxe rooms, 11 executive suites and 8 spacious family suites, as well as a spa, a fitness centre, tennis courts, a banquet hall, a business centre and meeting and conference facilities.
The second resort is a five-star hotel and will feature a golf course and convention and leisure facilities alongside a private beach area. It will also offer long-term rental units. Duqm\'s elaborate plans also include a relatively large public beach area offering a variety of water sports to accommodate residents recreational interests.