The Heritage and Tourism Department in North Al Sharqiyah Governorate has finalized all arrangements for the winter tourism season, aiming to draw visitors from both within and outside the Sultanate of Oman. This tourism season spans from October to April every year in Oman.
Samiyah bint Hamad Al Busaidi, Director of the Heritage and Tourism Department in North Al Sharqiyah Governorate, noted that the department has assessed the preparations of hotel establishments in the governorate's wilayats. It has also ensured that these establishments adhere to the quality standards established by the Ministry of Heritage and Tourism.
Additionally, the department has overseen the safety of transportation within camps and hotel establishments, verifying the validity of the relevant tourism licenses.
Al Busaidi highlighted the tourism potential of the wilayats in North Al Sharqiyah Governorate, including attractions such as Al Sharqiyah Sand, wadis, oases, water springs, forts, castles, traditional souqs, and old neighborhoods.
The Heritage and Tourism Department in North Al Sharqiyah Governorate aims to invigorate and enhance the tourism sector in the governorate by organizing seasonal events related to desert, mountain, or water adventure tourism, among other activities. These activities also encompass visits to the water lakes site in the Wilayat of Wadi Bani Khalid, attracting tourists seeking relaxation.
Notably, the previous tourism season in North Al Sharqiyah Governorate witnessed increased profits and revenues, with a rise in the percentage of hotel room occupancy ranging between 60% and 90%. The governorate boasts 47 licensed hotel establishments with 1,044 hotel rooms, and tourism camps have experienced significant improvement.