Salalah has tourism thrive despite war at the border

Published on : Thursday, November 23, 2017

SalalahSalalah, the capital and the largest city in Oman is now filled with national and international tourists despite of having wars across the border.



The tourists’ crowd atop a rocky outcrop overlooking the aqua seascape of Taqah, smiling as their Omani guide snaps a photo. Down the coastal road towards Salalah, the national and international visitors pause by a row of tropical fruit stands to snack on fresh bananas and sip coconut water.




This desert paradise of Oman, the regional tensions seem to drift away.



The political war is raging across the border in neighbouring Yemen, and Oman’s fellow Gulf Cooperation Council members are locked in an unprecedented diplomatic crisis.




The local tour operators organise the diving, fishing and camping trips, noted that the visitor numbers have been progressively growing as word has spread about Oman as a safe haven in a troubled region.




Today, the competition for tourist dollars has increased as more visitors flock to Oman.




Oman drew around 1.9 visitors in 2017, is in the midst of an ambitious strategy to add another 800,000 annually by 2020.






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