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Over 48,000 visited Ras al Jinz turtle reserve last year

Over 48,000 visited Ras al Jinz turtle reserve final year

Of these, the quantity of foreign guests was 37,044 and domestic was 7,373. There have been 1,498 guests from the GCC nations. Some 771 students of the sultanate also visited the reserve. The quantity of guests from other Arab nations was about two,061.

The turtle reserve is a single of the most essential tourist destinations in the sultanate. It is often visited by individuals from inside and outdoors the nation.

The Ras al Hadd in the wilayat of Sur situated in South Sharqiyah governorate has a lot of all-natural components such as tranquil beaches and moderate climate entire year. The turtle reserve of Ras al Jinz was a main tourist attraction final year.

The reserve has large tourism activity entire year as it is extremely appealing and exactly where a huge quantity of turtles nestle on the beach of the reserve, stated Vijay Handa, cluster common manager of the Ras al Jinz turtle reserve.

He stated that there have been a quantity of programmes and appealing provides created for vacationers final year. They incorporated unique packages for schoolchildren to watch the turtles at sunrise and in the evening, watching of dolphins, touring on bicycles and going to some Omani homes to find out about the culture.

The guests to the reserve can remain in 31 accommodation units, as effectively as effectively-equipped tents. The facilities also consist of a restaurant which can accommodate 60 individuals. It has a library equipped with the very best audio visual devices and books. There is a souvenir shop as effectively. The reserve has about 80,000 turtles of various varieties.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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