6,229 tourists visit Al Baleed, Samahram

SALALAH: The number of visitors to Al Baleed and Samahram Archaeological Sites during last May stood at 6,229, according to statistics from the Department of Frankincense Land Sites at the Office of His Majesty the Sultan’s Advisor for Cultural Affairs. Al Baleed Archaeological Park and Frankincense Land Museum received 3884 visitors, Samahram Archaeological Site received 1,897 visitors while Wadi Dokka received 233 visitors and Wabar Archaeological site received 215 visitors. Al Baleed Archaeological Park Samahram and Wadi Dokka are registered sites on the World Heritage List under the name ‘Land of Frankincense’ sites. The Office of His Majesty the Sultan’s Advisor for Cultural Affairs is developing several archaeological sites and providing them with utilities to serve the goals of cultural and archaeological tourism in the Governorate of Dhofar. — ONA