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Drizzle, Greenery Galore as Monsoon Settles in Dhofar

Drizzle, Greenery Galore as Monsoon Settles in DhofarSalalah, 21 Jun (ONA) --- The tropical-like, moderate and marvellous weather of the Khareef (monsoon season) began today, making Salalah a destination for visitors and tourists from within Oman and abroad.Most coastal wilayats and the stretch of land from Dhalkut in west of Dhofar to Mirbat in the East usually experience exceptional weather during this time of the year which extends to 21 September 2022 as clouds advection from the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean brings unique tourism season in Dhofar.Temperatures go below 30 ...

Cultural Week Kicks Off at UTAS Salalah

Cultural Week Kicks Off at UTAS Salalah Salalah, 20 Jun (ONA) --- The Cultural Week kicked off today in the University of Technology and Applied Sciences (UTAS) of Salalah. The Cultural Week, themed “Students’ Creativity and Innovation” aims to promote a culture of entrepreneurship and innovation. It also targets highlighting the talents of the students. The events of the Cultural Week include seminars and lectures on writing, photography, the environment, architecture, intellectual property and patents, as well as cultural and sport competitions. --- Ends/Anas ...

Dhofar Governorate Municipal Council Meets

Salalah, 25 May (ONA) --- The Municipal Council of the Governorate of Dhofar held its meeting here today under the chairmanship of Sayyid Mohammed Sultan Al Busaidi, Minister of State and Governor of Dhofar, Chairman of the council. The meeting covered a range of topics, particularly Oman’s Tourism Strategy, the proposal of the Directorate General of Tourism on regulating the phenomenon of portable homes (caravans) during the monsoon (Khareef) season and the report of the Oman Investment Authority on setting up a water desalination plant in the Wilayat of Rakhyut, among other ...

Governor of Dhofar Meets Youth

Salalah, 22 May (ONA) --- Sayyid Mohammed Sultan Al Busaidi, Minister of State and Governor of Dhofar met with the governorate’s youth at the Sultan Qaboos Youth Complex for Culture and Entertainment today.The meeting comes within the framework of Sultan Haitham bin Tarik’s Royal directives and the attention he accords to youth, as well as realizing their aspirations and activating all that can contribute to creating an active partnership in shaping Oman’s Renewed Renaissance.It aimed to brief the youth with the Municipality of Dhofar’s future plans and projects. During the ...

Nine Schools to be Constructed in Dhofar

Salalah, 22 May (ONA) --- The Directorate General of Education in the Governorate of Dhofar has endorsed the construction of 9 schools in the governorate’s wilayats.The move comes within the framework of His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik’s royal directives to construct 76 schools in the governorates of Oman.Sheikh Yaqoub Saif Al Shehaimi, Director General of Education in Dhofar told Oman News Agency (ONA) that 7 schools will be built in the Wilayat of Salalah, of those 4 will be in Sahalnoot and 3 in Awqad. One school will be built in Tawi Ateer and one school in the Wilayat of ...

Over 2K Tourists Visit Land of Frankincense Sites in Dhofar During April 2022

Salalah, 22 May (ONA) --- The number of visitors to the Land of Frankincense sites in the Governorate of Dhofar in April 2022 stood at 2,132 according to the latest data released by the Directorate General of Heritage and Tourism in Dhofar. The number of visitors to Al Baleed Archeological Park and the Museum of the Frankincense Land reached 1,127 while the visitors of Samahram Archeological Site stood at 567. Moreover, the number of visitors to the Wbar Archeological Site (Shisr) reached 438. The Al Baleed Archeological Park, Samahram, Wbar and the Wadi Dokka ...

Over 17K Tourists Visit Land of Frankincense Sites in Dhofar During 1Q 2022

Salalah, 17 Apr (ONA) --- The number of visitors to the Land of Frankincense sites in the Governorate of Dhofar during the 1st quarter of 2022 stood at 17,155 compared to 16,679 visitors in the same period of 2021, according to the latest data released by the Directorate General of Heritage and Tourism in Dhofar. The number of visitors to Al Baleed Archeological Park and the Museum of the Frankincense Land reached 8,005 visitors during the 1st quarter of 2022, while the visitors of Samahram Archeological Site stood at 3,911. Moreover, the number of visitors to the Wbar ...

Watermelon Production Exceeds 27K Tons in Al Najd Farms

Salalah, 27 Mar (ONA) --- The production of watermelon and muskmelon in Al Najd farms in the Governorate of Dhofar reached about 27,638 tons on an area estimated at 1,500 feddan (each feddan equals to 4200 square meters).Dr. Ahmed Suhail Al Hadari, Head of the Omani Agricultural Association in the Governorate of Dhofar, told Oman News Agency (ONA), "The cultivation of watermelon and muskmelon is widespread in Shasir and Hanfit in the Wilayat of Thumrait, Dhofar.He pointed said that a continuous coordination is maintained between the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and ...

Salalah Free Zone Inks Two Projects to Lease Warehouses

Salalah, 20 Mar (ONA) --- Salalah Free Zone, an affiliate of Asyad Group, announced that two usufruct agreements were signed to the tune of RO 1.5 million. The projects will be set up in the Mazaya warehouses. The first agreement is on the establishment of a complex for the trade of plastic products, while the second agreement is on the establishment of a complex for the assembly of communications equipment on a space of 13.5 thousand square metres. These agreements bring the space of leased warehouses in Salalah Free Zone to 83% of the total Mazaya warehouses, which extend to 58.5 ...

Dhofar Governor Meets Shura Council's Members

Salalah, 9 Mar (ONA) --- Sayyid Mohammed Sultan Al Busaidi, Minister of State and Governor of Dhofar met in his office here today with members of Shura Council who are representatives of the wilayats in the Governorate of Dhofar.The meeting reviewed several topics of interest to the citizens. It also discussed aspects of development in the governorate. The meeting also underscored the importance of continuous communication among Shura members and the authorities concerned to serve the citizens. --- Ends/Hilal/KH ...

Dhofar Municipal Council Meets

Salalah, 24 Feb (ONA) —— The Municipal Council in the Governorate of Dhofar today held a meeting under the chairmanship of Sayyid Mohammed Sultan Al Busaidi, Minister of State and Governor of Dhofar, Chairman of the council. The council discussed a number of topics and proposals, and took appropriate decisions on their regard. It also reviewed several matters related to the development of services and municipal work in the wilayats of the governorate, in addition to approving the minutes of the previous meeting and its recommendations.—— ...

Steps Taken to Inculcate Culture of Traditional Crafts in Omani Youth

Salalah, Feb 6 (ONA) -- The Craft Training Center of the Royal Court Affairs in the Wilayat of Salalah, Dhofar Governorate, has been set up as an institution that spreads awareness about traditional crafts. The preserves craft industries peculiar to the governorate and trains instructors to transfer knowledge about making such artifacts to future generations. The center was established as per the royal directives of late Sultan Qaboos bin Said bin Taimour. The Centre was established in 1985 in the area that was at the time called Al Rabat School. The Centre seeks ...

Joint Work Team on Dealing with Parthenium Plant in Dhofar Meets

Joint Work Team on Dealing with Parthenium Plant in Dhofar Meets Salalah, 3 Feb (ONA) --- The joint work team of dealing with the Parthenium hysterophorus plant in the Governorate of Dhofar held today its 7th meeting. The meeting discussed plans related to documenting the spread of Parthenium hysterophorus in the Governorate of Dohfar, its impact on biodiversity and local plants, its impact on climate change. The meeting also explored the idea of forming a database to collect data and statistics about the plant, among other topics. --- Ends/AG ...