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15 GCC women take part in Oman mountain trek

MUSCAT, December 21, 2015

A total of 15 women from across the GCC countries took part in a recent trek to the summit of Jebel Shams in the Western Hajar mountain range of Oman.

The two-day trek, which concluded in Muscat, was organised by the Oman Ministry of Tourism in cooperation with the Al Jebal Al Hajariya Travel and Tourism (Husaak Adventures).

Standing at over 3 km above sea level, Jebel Shams is the highest peak in the GCC where the hikers stood to send a message of love and unity under the slogan “One Nation”, a statement said.

Asma Al Hajri, deputy director general, International Tourism Promotions, Oman Ministry of Tourism, said: “This trek provided a wonderful platform for athletic and adventurous women across the region to strengthen their ties with their sisters from neighbouring countries in a dynamic and truly unforgettable experience that is both mentally and physically challenging.”

“The trek started on the December 10 at the meeting point in Muscat where the ladies then transferred to the location to begin the hike. This adventure stretched over a 20 kilometres path that is suitable and safe for walking and climbing. The ministry’s support of this event is part of its active efforts to promote and encourage adventure tourism, which defines the beauty that the Sultanate enjoys,” she added.

Ali Husain, founder of Al Jebal Al Hajariya, said: “At Husaak adventures, we try to push people out of their perceived boundaries so that they can enjoy nature and appreciate the beauty of the environment while challenging themselves physically.

“We are all proud of these ladies that attempted and hiked this majestic mountain successfully proved that outdoor adventure can be enjoyed by everyone. We look forward to seeing more people from the GCC enjoy the beauty of Oman, the hidden jewel of the Arabia.” – TradeArabia News Service




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