Magical, misty and green Dhofar getting ready to welcome tourists

Oman Sunday 04/June/2023 20:12 PM
By: Times News Service
Magical, misty  and green Dhofar getting ready to welcome tourists

Muscat: Thousands of tourists from all over the world are expected to flock to the country’s southern region, Dhofar as the Khareef season will begin on Wednesday on June 21.

To cater to the rush, Oman Airports announced that Salalah Airport will receive more than 2,500 flights between June 21 to September 21, 2023, this year.

As part of the preparations of Oman Airports, represented by Salalah Airport for Khareef Season 2023, announced that Salalah Airport will receive 2,679 scheduled flights from June 21 to September 21 of this year.

This includes 1,456 domestic flights and 1,223 international flights. Inspired by the soul of Oman and its people, SalamAir is the first low-cost carrier based in Oman, on Sunday announced the introduction of new non-stop flights connecting Salalah and Bahrain during the much-anticipated Khareef season.

SalamAir’s CEO, Captain Mohamed Ahmed, said, “We are proud to announce the launch of a new non-stop flight route between Salalah and Bahrain during the Khareef season, in response to His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik’s direction to the concerned authorities to provide direct subsidies on fuel prices at Salalah Airport, equivalent to fuel prices at Muscat International Airport.”

Captain Mohamed Ahmed added, “The introduction of non-stop flights between Salalah and Bahrain supports the growing inbound tourism sector and contributes to the realisation of Oman’s ambitious Vision 2040.”

Meanwhile Dhofar Municipality organised a forum with strategic partners to discuss the activities of the “Dhofar Khareef Season 2023”, as part of ongoing partnership between the municipality and private sector institutions, recently.

The forum was held under the auspices of HH Sayyid Marwan bin Turki Al Said, Governor of Dhofar, who felicitated private sector institutions and strategic partners.

The forum included a visual presentation on Dhofar seasons, as well as discussions dealing with developing the season’s facilities and events.