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Over 19,000 visit Sur al Khamis in Musannah in 4 months

3 Jun 2024 Over 19,000 visit Sur al Khamis in Musannah in 4 months By OUR CORRESPONDENT

Muscat – The Sur al Khamis heritage site in the wilayat of Musannah in South Batinah has seen visitor numbers swell to 19,866 since its opening in early January till the end of April this year, Ministry of Heritage and Tourism (MHT) has stated.

Badriya bint Mubarak al Busaidi, Director of  Department of Castles, Forts and Historical Monuments in MHT, stated that an investment in Sur al Khamis by a private company managing the site aligns with the ministry’s efforts to utilise cultural heritage sustainably. “These efforts aim to create both direct and indirect job opportunities, empower small and medium enterprises, support productive families, establish marketing outlets for craftsmen, enhance local tourism, and revive cultural heritage sites.”

She explained that handing the management of Sur al Khamis to a private company is part of MHT’s goal to develop  and offer diverse tourist destinations and experiences across governorates.

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