Salalah, The number of visitors to the Salalah
Tourist Season at the end of the sixth week (from June 21st till August
1st, 2018) reached 444,700 visitors to comprise an increase by 47.1
percent compared to the same period in 2017, which was 302,296.
The number of visitors increased by 16.9% to 143,892 compared to
123,080 visitors during the fifth week of the current season, according
to the latest statistics released by the National Centre for Statistics and
NCSI Statistics showed that the number of visitors who arrived by
land during the end of the sixth week increased by 81% to 360,379
visitors, which comprised a rise by 58.7% compared to 227,114 visitors
during the same period of 2017. The number also showed an increase
of 18.5% to 122,073 from 102,979 visitors in the fifth week of the
A total of 84,321 visitors reached the Governorate of Dhofar by air,
an increase of 12.2% over the same period in 2017, which was
registered at 75,182 visitors.
The number of visitors by air increased by 8.5% compared to the fifth
week of the current season, with the number of arrivals on domestic
flights increasing from 14,762 visitors in the fifth week to 16,339 visitors
in the sixth week. The number of visitors arriving by international flights
reached 5,480 in the sixth week compared to 5,339 in the fifth week.
The tourists from Gulf region, including the Omanis, accounted for
93.5% of the total visitors to the Salalah Tourist Season during the sixth
week, reaching 415,578 visitors compared to 266,865 visitors during the
same period of 2017, which is a rise of 55.7%, followed by visitors
15,933 visitors of Asian nationality, down from 24,739 visitors during the
same period, which is a decrease of 35.6%.
Of the total number of visitors, 10,563 were from other Arab
countries, 1,642 from European countries, and 984 were from other
The statistics showed that 81.8%, or 117,713 visitors, during the sixth
week were residents of the Sultanate and 26,179 were non-residents.
Source: Oman News Agency