December 11, 2023


Time to travel

40 projects in pipeline to boost adventure tourism

Muscat – The Ministry of Heritage and Tourism (MHT) is doing work on additional than 40 projects to produce the experience tourism sector in Oman.

An official at MHT knowledgeable that the ministry released an government program to promote journey tourism in 2022. The strategy will carry on beyond 2025.

“Work is at this time underway on establishing a cable automobile task in the Botanical Back garden, and development of zip strains in various areas in Dhofar, such as Wadi Darbat for the khareef period, and a suspension bridge in Wadi Shab in South Sharqiyah,” he said, including that a zip line in Musandam is comprehensive and was opened previous 7 days.

According to the official, the ministry will also acquire numerous mountain trails. These are prepared in Hawar village in Wadi Bani Khalid and in Wadi al Arbaeen, which is renowned for its gushing perennial springs. “These trails support experience lovers and website visitors get pleasure from the natural beauty of mountainous spots and wadis.”

He further more educated that the ministry is currently also functioning on paving a highway to Al Sogara, an isolated mountainside village in Jabal Akhdar inhabited for a lot more than 500 many years. “The village has a heritage inn and draws in numerous visitors. There is also a strategy to take edge of the land near the mountain trails in Jabal Shams and completely transform these into tenting sites.”

The ministry is also researching the prospect of setting up assistance services on the mountain tracks in Wadi Bani Awf. “Plans are getting finalised for development of transforming rooms, camping sites, a café and a restaurant. Development is scheduled to start out in the 2nd 50 percent of this 12 months. These amenities will be available to SMEs to run, which will supply great returns to the community community.”

The ministry has agreed to pave 15 mountain trails in all, most of which are in the Hajar Mountains, including Jabal Shams, Jabal Akhdar and Wadi Bani Awf.

In accordance to the official, youth teams who found 37 new mountain trails have been allowed to interact in experience functions. There are 53 accepted mountain trails in the sultanate.

On the scope of caving, the formal mentioned Oman offers of a number of impressive caves and that establishment of recreational amenities in caves requires comprehensive research and technological consultations, other than major total of funding.

20 tourism firms have applied for licences to organise journey actions. “Work is underway to full all strategies relevant to safety and risk management to conduct journey actions at a variety of web-sites and jobs, and education tour guides in cooperation with the Ministry of Defence, in addition to assessing some web sites for their suitability for adventure tourism,” the official reported.