COVID-19: Adventure tourism spots get ready in Oman to open soon

    30 Aug 2021

    Oman’s ubiquitous mountain ranges, big and small that are favorites of many citizens and residents, are all set to find a prominent place in tourists’ map. Hiking trails have been developed throughout the Sultanate, and the beta version of the mountain trails application is ready and is currently undergoing technical evaluation before its official launch, Gulf News reports.

    Setting the pulse racing will be a brand-new zipline project that will replace the current rope-assisted climbing in Khasab region. Work is progressing after the necessary approvals to establish the Zipline Project and approval by the concerned ministry were obtained.

    The second largest known cave chamber in the world, Majlis Al Jinn is located in Quriyat in Muscat region. Implementation of plans to develop and operate the Majlis Al Jinn cave chamber, by a local company is in the pipeline.

    Work is also on as per a signed agreement with the developer of Wadi Shab and Green Mountain (Jebel Akhdar) and local investors who have shown interest in boosting some activities in the regions. Both the places are much preferred locations by many local residents and citizens for their shot of adrenalin pumped adventures.

    The report indicated that the next stage would see joint efforts between the Ministry of Heritage and Tourism and the Ministry of Defence to establish the Adventure Centre to supervise tour operators engaged in this field. The teams working in adventure tourism will be provided with necessary training and support for using appropriate equipment and employing safety guidelines and areas of participation.

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