Muscat – The Ministry of Heritage and Tourism (MHT) has announced that the frankincense season will start in Dhofar governorate next Monday and will run until December 2.
The event will open in the Land of Frankincense sites in Al Baleed Archaeological Park, Samhram Archaeological Park, and Wadi Doka Nature Reserve, the organisers said.
Khaled Abdullah al Abri, Director General of Heritage and Tourism in Dhofar, said, “The season will include an exhibition of perfumes and Omani frankincense products made by the most prominent companies in the sultanate, in addition to an exhibition of photographs of Khor Rori highlighting the wildlife in the Sumhuram Archaeological Park.”
The programme of the season will also include a presentation on how frankincense products and extracts were manufactured in the ancient times and are being done today. The event will throw light on its export in the ancient times through the ports in Dhofar by caravans.
According to Abri, the event aims to promote the historical features of the sites in the Land of Frankincense and their roles in facilitating cultural and commercial exchanges with various civilisations of the world in the past, besides highlighting the importance of the Land of Frankincense in attracting tourists from different parts of the world today.
Ample space will be provided for restaurants and a children’s theatre, besides giving visitors the opportunity to experience pleasure boats in Khor al Baleed.
“The specialists at the ministry will plant 1,000 frankincense trees in the Wadi Dawka Reserve on December 2 to mark the inclusion of the sites of the
Land of Frankincense in the Unesco World Heritage Sites,” said Abri.