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Salalah Khareef Festival 2019 Boosts Tourist Arrivals

The Oman Ministry of Tourism revealed that there has been a significant increase in the number of tourists who flocked to Dhofar during this year’s Salalah Khareef Festival, significantly boosting its ongoing efforts to position the Sultanate on the global tourism landscape by promoting the country as a popular international tourist destination.

According to the ministry, tourist arrivals to the governorate reached 631,582 between June 20 and August 16.

UAE nationals accounted for 7,6 per cent of the total number of tourist arrivals, while tourists from other GCC countries accounted for 9,2 percent.

Saleh bin Ali Al Khaifi, director of promotion and marketing department, Oman Ministry of Tourism, said, “The Dhofar Governorate is one of the leading and most preferred tourist destinations for visitors from the GCC countries. Its unique nature and cool weather make it a perfect summer destination, apart from many historical attractions and diverse recreational activities. The concerned entities in the Sultanate organise the Salalah Tourism Festival in the Khareef season to promote the most prominent tourist attractions in the province and create awareness about the most important events and activities offered by the Salalah Tourism Festival. We are keen to organize a series of promotional tours to promote exclusive offers and tourist activities that are specifically designed for visitors seeking to escape the sweltering summer heat experienced in various GCC countries, while also engaging in fun activities.”