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Salalah tourist numbers soar during Khareef season

SALALAH, August 8, 2018

The number of visitors to Salalah during the Khareef season reached 444,700 at the end of the sixth week (from June 21 June to August 1), an increase of 47.1 per cent compared to the 302,296 visitors recorded in the same period in 2017.

According to the latest statistics released by the (NCSI), the number of visitors who arrived by land during the end of the sixth week increased 81 per cent to 360,379 visitors, which is a rise of 58.7 per cent compared to 227,114 visitors during the same period of 2017.

A total of 84,321 visitors reached Dhofar governorate by air, an increase of 12.2 per cent over the same period in 2017, which was registered at 75,182 visitors.

The number of visitors by air increased by 8.5 per cent compared to the fifth week of the current season, with the number of arrivals on domestic flights increasing from 14,762 visitors in the fifth week to 16,339 visitors in the sixth week. The number of visitors arriving by international flights reached 5,480 in the sixth week compared to 5,339 in the fifth week.

The tourists from Gulf regions, including the Omanis, accounted for 93.5 per cent of the total visitors to the Salalah autumn season during the sixth week, reaching 415,578 visitors compared to 266,865 visitors during the same period of 2017, which is a rise of 55.7 per cent, followed by visitors 15,933 visitors of Asian nationality, down from 24,739 visitors during the same period, which is a decrease of 35.6 per cent.

Of the total number of visitors, 10,563 were from other Arab countries, 1,642 from European countries, and 984 were from other countries.

The statistics showed that 81.8 per cent, or 117,713 visitors, during the sixth week were residents of the sultanate and 26,179 were non-residents. - TradeArabia News Service

Tags: Oman | Salalah | Khareef |

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