Salalah: The Ministry of Heritage and Tourism will organise the second edition of the frankincense season programme at various sites in the Governorate of Dhofar from 2-9 December 2023.
The week-long programme will be hosted by three frankincense sites: Al Baleed and Sumharam archaeological parks and the Wadi Doka Natural Reserve.
Khalid Abdullah Al Abri, Director General of Heritage and Tourism in Dhofar Governorate, told Oman News Agency (ONA) that the activities of the frankincense season aim to enhance the flow of tourists in the governorate and sustain the momentum throughout the year. The programme will offer tourists, nature lovers, innovators and researchers a memorable experience as they explore and document frankincense uses in the past and present.
The event includes exhibitions of frankincense-based perfumes and products, stalls for showcasing exhibits of household industries, products of specialized companies and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and entrepreneurial projects carried out by university students. Outdoor activities include trips on pleasure boats, kayaks and classic carts, camel rides and live frankincense extraction shows.
It is worth noting that Al Baleed, Samharam, Wabar and Wadi Doka are sites registered on the World Heritage Committee’s list under the name “Land of Frankincense Sites”.
The Ministry of Heritage and Tourism, represented by the General Directorate of Heritage and Tourism in Dhofar Governorate, is developing these sites and providing them with service facilities.