KHAREEF SEASON VISITORS NEAR 300,000

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MUSCAT –

Altogether 294,823 people visited Dhofar till Monday afternoon since the three-month khareef season began on June 21.

According to the National Centre for Statistics and Information’s annual statistical survey of the khareef season, Omanis constituted the highest number of visitors at 220,050.

Among the GCC visitors, Emiratis topped the list at 17,557, followed by Saudis at 17,030, Qataris at 3,386, Bahrainis at 3,058 and Kuwaitis at 2,317.
The total number of Arab visitors constituted 12,155 while 16,132 Asians travelled to Dhofar during the khareef season. Visitors from Europe totalled 2,031 while 1,107 travellers were from other nations.

Salalah, which is the main city of Dhofar is culturally and historically rich. There are lots of historical sites such as Al Baleed area, footprints of the camel of the Prophet Saleh, other religious sites including the tombs of the Prophets Ayoub and Imran.
The entire area has a number of water fountains like Humran, Arzat, Tabraq and Athoum. It is also known for its soft sand beaches which attract tourists throughout the year. It is the biggest wilayat of Dhofar governorate in terms of area and population.

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