Published on : Thursday, October 11, 2018
The Ministry of Tourism in Oman is working on several projects and a promotion plan for making tourism components of Dhofar more attractive. Marhoon bin Said bin Mubarak Al Ameri, the Director General of Tourism in Dhofar governorate, said that tourism is expected to witness significant growth in the near future since more tourists of different nationalities are expected to visit the Sultanate.
More European tourists are expected to visit the Sultanate during this winter. Groups of tourists from Germany, France, Italy, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Russia and other European countries visit the Sultanate either by flights to Salalah airport or by cruise ships to Salalah Port.
He said that with the opening of more avenues like the Russian market, tourism will significantly increase in the governorate, and the number of Russian tourists who will visit Dhofar Governorate for the first time will be 5,400.
Regarding tourism promotional efforts for the Dhofar Governorate, Al Ameri said that these efforts were started by the ministry with the launch of its “Dhofar land for all seasons”. The ministry also aims to introduce Dhofar as a unique tourist destination on the world tourism map.
For winter tourism, Al Ameri said that a number of projects have been completed and opened up in the Dhofar Governorate to support the growth and revitalization of tourism in different seasons of the year. These projects include Salalah International Airport and a number of tourist resorts, including the recently opened Al Baleed Tourist Resort, a group of hotel apartments, commercial complexes and other tourism projects.
Al Ameri said that Dhofar has moderate weather for majority of the year, making it a preferred destination for European tourists in the winter. The governorate has many attractions, as well as other charming natural components such as beaches, mountains, wadis and deserts.
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