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Jabal Akhdar witnesses dip in tourist numbers

16 Mar 2024 Jabal Akhdar witnesses dip in tourist numbers By OUR CORRESPONDENT

Muscat – In 2023, Jabal Akhdar in Dakhliyah saw a marginal drop of 1.1% in tourist arrivals to 205,992 visitors from 208,423 in 2022.

The data, released by National Centre for Statistics and Information, reflects a diverse visitor demographic.

The breakdown of tourist numbers shows that 102,241 were Omanis, highlighting Jabal Akhdar’s popularity among locals. GCC visitors comprised a significant part of the total, with Saudi tourists numbering 13,430, followed by Kuwaitis (1,218), Emiratis (951), Qataris (729) and Bahrainis (554).

Additionally, the wilayat attracted 6,784 visitors from other Arab and 80,085 from non-Arab countries, indicating its appeal to a broad spectrum of tourists.

Renowned for its unique climate throughout the year, Jabal Akhdar continues to be a popular destination for both domestic and international tourists. Its offers a blend of entertainment and adventure, besides heritage lodges, mountain camping facilities and farm trail walks, appealing to those seeking new tourist experiences.

Jabal Akhdar has 20 licensed hotels ranging from 3- to 5-star  offering a total of 726 rooms of various sizes.  

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