SALALAH, Oman, Activities of Salalah Tourism Festival 2018, kick off today (Tuesday), and will continue for 47 days until Aug 25.

Sheikh Salim bin Oufait al-Shanfri, Head of Dhofar Municipality, Head of the Organising Committee of Salalah Tourism Festival, affirmed during the press conference, which was held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Salalah.

He also noted the readiness of the Municipality Recreational Centre to host this tourism event and receive visitors to the festival; thanks to the continuous efforts by Dhofar Municipality, to repair major damages caused by the recent tropical condition, which affected the public facilities within the centre.

He added that, the Dhofar Municipality has established five new halls, as per world class standards, to set up exhibitions for the public and private organisations, to be an addition to the Municipality Recreational Centre.

He added that, this year’s festival will include a range of religious, economic, cultural, social, sports, arts and recreational events. He said, the Salalah Tourism Festival will organise an event on July 23, to mark Renaissance Day. He stressed the keenness of the Festival’s management to set up cultural events, such as the sixth version of the Holy Quran Memorisation Contest, photography and fine arts competitions, which will be held for the first time.

Sheikh al-Shanfri also spoke about including the Salalah Tourism Festival Cup Shooting Competition and Marathon, in addition to Salalah International Football competition, at which Al Gharafa Club from Qatar, Al Isamili Club from Egypt, Al Safaqsi Club from Tunisia and Al Nasr Club from Oman taking part.

Source: Nam News Network