It is 1 of the most crucial tourist seasons attracting guests from inside and outdoors the sultanate due to the moderate climate in Dhofar governorate which suits Omani and Gulf households in specific.
Marhoon bin Saeed al Ameri, director basic of tourism in Dhofar governorate, mentioned 34 hotel establishments are prepared for the season. They have a total of four,115 rooms with six,312 beds. He mentioned that the hotel sector is effectively ready for the khareef season by means of several elements. New hotel establishments came up in between May and December final year and they consist of seven new hotels from two to 5-star categories. This was to meet the escalating requirements of accommodation of vacationers in the governorate, as each and every year the quantity of vacationers increases.
The Dhofar’s director basic of tourism mentioned that the Rotana Hotel and Al Fanar Hotel have completed their expansion into Hawana Salalah location. The 4-star Millennium Hotel opened in Al Saadah location. Similarly, function on the 4-star Bilad Point Hotel project has also completed.
“We expect that it will open during the current khareef season. A number of hotels and commercial complexes such as three-star Bristol Hotel will open in Al Saadah area. This is in addition to Al Saadah City Mall, Al Saadah Commercial Complex and Al Waha Mall in the industrial zone,” he added.
He pointed out that the quantity of vacationers who came to Dhofar in the khareef season in 2018, according to the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI), was 826,376, which was an improve of 28.1 per cent more than 2017. “We expect that during the coming khareef season the number of tourists will further increase or would be the same at least.” He mentioned that the circumstances in the sultanate and the Governorate of Dhofar in specific suited for improve in the quantity of vacationers.
Last year, there had been unstable climate circumstances which briefly hit the governorate during khareef season. He mentioned that there had been indications that the climate circumstances during khareef this year would be proper for much more activities.
He mentioned that all government organisations concerned with the khareef season are completely ready to offer comfort to the vacationers in the governorate.
A series of meetings of these organisations had been held to evaluation the level of preparedness to obtain vacationers during the season. These government organisations and authorities are committed to creating the season a achievement. He mentioned that there is sufficient cooperation and coordination in between the workplace of the Minister of State, Governor of Dhofar, Dhofar Municipality, the Royal Oman Police, NCSI and other government organisations as effectively as tourism partners from the private sector such as Salalah Airport and hotel establishments and tourism offices.
Information Source: Muscat Daily