Over 11,000 tourists visit Al Baleed, Samahram sites

Salalah: The number of visitors to Land of Frankincense sites in the Governorate of Dhofar during last November stood at 11,791, according to statistics released by the Department of Frankincense Land Sites at the Advisor to His Majesty the Sultan’s Office for Cultural Affairs. Al Baleed Archaeological Park and Frankincense Land Museum received 5,570 visitors and Samahram Archaeological Site received 4,337 visitors while Wadi Dokka received 887 visitors and Wbar Archaeological site received 997 visitors. Al Baleed Archaeological Park, Samahram, ‘Shasir Area’ and Wadi Dokka are registered sites on the World Heritage List under the name ‘Land of Frankincense’ sites. The Office of the Advisor to His Majesty the Sultan 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