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MHT launches winter competitions to stimulate tourism in N Sharqiyah


Muscat – The Ministry of Heritage and Tourism (MHT) in cooperation with the Quick Challenge Company (QCC) is organising a series of winter sports competitions in North Sharqiyah governorate with an aim to promote heritage and tourism sites in that region.

Speaking to Muscat Daily, QCC founder Hazza al Jahmani said that the competitions, which would run from October 14 to November 25, would include a number of sporting activities that would see a big tourist inflow in the governorate.

As part of the series of event, a mountain race will be held in the wilayat of Bani Khaled on October 14, while a bicycle race has been planned for the wilayat of Ibra on October 28. The Wadi Dayqa Challenge race in the wilayat of Dima Wa al Tayeen will take place on November 4.

“A cross-country race will be held in the wilayat of Mudhaibi on November 18 and a sand race in the wilayat of Bidiyah on November 25. All races will start at 7am,” Jahmani informed.

“The competitions are aimed at promoting tourist sites, boosting domestic tourism, and spreading awareness about the importance of various sports such as hiking and swimming. The competitions will shed light on adventure tourism, discover Omani talents in various sports and help them enhance their skills.”

Talking about the company’s goals, he said the company holds many sports events and competitions with the aim of stimulating the tourism movement in the sultanate. In 2019, the company, in cooperation with MHT, held the first pentathlon in Oman. “It was a great success,” Jahmani said.

“In 2020, our company received the Youth Excellence Award from the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports. We will continue to hold sporting events and competitions and request everyone to participate in those competitions,” he added.

Those wishing to participate in the competitions can contact QCC through 95222519 or 97247557.

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