Air Arabia launches 3 new flights to Muscat
Muscat, June 16, 2014
The Oman Ministry of Tourism has partnered with Sharjah-based budget carrier Air Arabia, to launch three new flights to Muscat from Ras Al Khaimah.
The collaboration is part of intensified efforts by the Oman Ministry of Tourism to boost the Sultanate’s status as a top tourist destination in the GCC, said a statement.
The Sultanate is popular for its Unesco-recognised heritage sites, nature, beaches, old-world souqs, forts, ancient settlements and its Royal Opera House Muscat. It southern city of Salalah is also a major tourist destination, especially during the monsoon season called Khareef, it said.
Salim Al Maamari, director general, Tourism Promotion Directorate, Ministry of Tourism Oman, said: “These new flights from RAK will help boost our campaign to attract tourists specifically from the UAE. We invite visitors to come to Oman and experience its rich cultural heritage and distinct tourist sites.
“Aside from our renowned tourist attractions, foreign visitors may also engage in a host of exciting activities. They can go trekking and rock climbing and turtle, dolphin and bird watching. Combining traditions and modernity, they can also visit the Sultan Qaboos Mosque and attend a show at the Royal Opera House. ”
Shalini Rajan, regional manager UAE, Iran and Iraq, Air Arabia, said: “The collaboration between the ministry and Air Arabia is aimed at providing a better service to passengers who are planning to spend their holidays in Oman. We provide affordable airfares to make it easier and more convenient for tourists from RAK to fly to the Sultanate and enjoy its famous vacation and cultural spots.”
Other international tourism campaigns that the Oman Ministry of Tourism has embarked on include involvement in tourism and travel shows and establishment of strategic partnerships with difference organisations. - TradeArabia News Service