11K Tourists Visit Al Jabal Al Akhdar During Eid Holiday

Muscat, There was a huge influx of tourists at a

number of destinations of the Sultanate during Eid Al Fitr holiday.

Tourists enjoyed natural elements of the country and saw its

heritage in a family atmosphere. In view of this massive turn out of

tourists, tourism departments of various governorates of the Sultanate

organized a number of entertainment and recreational activities during

Eid Al Fitr holiday for the local populations and the visitors.

There were 11,241 tourists visited Al-Jabal Al-Akhdar in the

Governorate of A’Dhakiliyah during the Eid Al-Fitr holiday. Al-Jabal Al-

Akhdar is one of the most important tourist destinations of the

Sultanate in all seasons in a year due to its natural elements. Similarly,

all other sites of attractions in A’Dhakiliyah also witnissed an active

tourist flow. Tourists also visited Misfah Al Ebreen and Jebel Shams, as

well as other tourist destinations of the governorate.

The Directorate General of Tourism in the Governorate of Dhofar

governorate also organized Eid Al Fitr celebrations at the Grand Mall of

Salalah. These celebrations had a number of diverse types of activities.

The Governorate of Musandam had a huge tourism activity. The total

number of tourists who reached to Khasab and Dibba ports was 5,923.

The governorate also received the Indian tourist ship Karina. This

cruise ship has come to the Sultanate for the first time to be followed

by 15 other ships during summer. This was for the first time a tourist

cruise ships were visiting the Sultanate outside their season. This

increase in the visits of the tourist ships was being seen as a positive

development. It shows a growth in the movement of tourist ships and

an extension beyond winter tourist season.

Meanwhile, the number of tourists who visited water ponds in the

Wilayat of Wadi Bani Khalid in reached 8,552 during Eid Al Fitr holiday.

These tourists were from various nationalities who had come here from

abroad and within the Sultanate. On Thursday and Friday, there was a

huge rush at the water ponds. During these two days, the number of

tourists reached 3,413 and 2,171 respectively.

The number of visitors of the Science Centre of Ras Al-Ganz at Ras

Al Hadd of Wilayat Sur reached 1,500 during Eid Al Fitr holiday. They

were from various nationalities. During their visit, the tourists saw

various elements including turtles and enjoyed the natural environment

of the place.

They had the opportunity to see the young turtles collected in

dedicated ponds to protect them from any threats and return them

back to the shores in the dark.

Source: Oman News Agency