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Film documents tourism potential in S Sharqiyah

8 Jun 2021

As part of its efforts to support the tourism sector in various governorates, the Ministry of Heritage and Tourism (MHT) has launched a documentary film titled Tourism in Jalaan Sector. 

The documentary, launched by H E Maithaa Saif al Mahrouqi, Undersecretary for Tourism in MHT, aims to highlight the tourism components in the three wilayats of Jalan Bani Bu Ali, Jalan Bani Bu Hassan and Al Kamil W’Al Wafi in South Sharqiyah governorate. It also seeks to enrich tourism and support existing projects.

The documentary includes clips of new tourist sites that have not been shown before, arranged in cooperation with a group of licensed tourist establishments and local community institutions.

The documentary has been produced by Salim al Senaidi, and the drone shots were taken by Mustafa al Senaidi. Nearly 980 different shots were filmed and 142 clips were approved for the film. Senaidi said that the three wilayats of Jalan have a shared history as the “unity and familiarity between them is obvious in customs, traditions and heritage”. 

“Each corner of the three wilayats is characterised by a unique story told to the tourists, starting from Al Kamil W’Al Wafi where you find fertile land and towering mountains, golden sands and fresh valleys. Village of Siq is prominent in the documentary.”

He added that as for Jalan Bani Bu Hassan, it is unique “with all tourist components of mountains, valleys, sands and seas”. 

“Mount Qahwan is yet another attraction with inviting golden sands. Village of Falaj al Mashaikh expresses the beauty of Jalan Bani Bu Hassan. My hometown, Jalan Bani Bu Ali has a charming beach that is characterised by warmth in winter and cold in the summer.”

He added that “Al Ashkharah is a jewel” in Jalan Bani Bu Ali. He also pointed out that the three wilayats of Jalaan have many “forts and castles narrating the fragrant tale of the past and the present”. 

This documentary, MHT said is “not only an invitation to tourists, but also to investors to invest in the tourism, industrial and commercial sectors of the three wilayats”.


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