Muscat: South Al Sharqiyah Governorate is witnessing increased tourist movement, which includes local as well as international travellers during the winter season.
The governorate has unique geographical, environmental and cultural diversity, where the coastal environment meets high mountains and extended valleys, which constitutes an exceptional interface for lovers of adventure and exploration, and its beaches are an ideal interface for enthusiasts water sports .
Abdullah bin Rashid Al-Hajri, Director of the Heritage and Tourism Department in the South Al Sharqiyah Governorate, said that the administration prepared for the winter season by visiting specialists to hotel facilities to monitor the quality of services for those facilities and their affiliated facilities, as the governorate contains a number of hotel and tourist facilities exceeding 100 hotel providing 1,634 hotel rooms.
He pointed out that South Al Sharqiyah Governorate enables visitors to practice and enjoy many activities, as it is the ideal place for camping among the plains and plateaus and to practice fishing activities. The “Fath Al Khair Museum” is one of the cultural and historical landmarks in the South Al Sharqiyah Governorate that tells the ancient maritime heritage of the Wilayat of Sur, and the castles and forts are Historical monuments that bear witness to the rich history of the governorate.
He added that the turtle reserve in Ras Al Jinz is the incubator for many types of rare turtles, including green turtles, as the visitor can learn about the life circle of turtles by visiting the reserve. There are also youth projects for tourism activities and practicing marine sports, and for lovers of adventure activities, the governorate meets the passion of adventure lovers, including Mountain activites such as climbing, walking among the scenic valleys and towering mountains that the governorate is famous for, and many other enjoyable activities that the governorate abounds with.