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The healing benefits of the sulfur spring of “Qa’bat”


Many people in the Sultanate tend to visit hot springs because of their power of healing and treating many problems. There is at least one hot spring in each governorate in the Sultanate that receive visitors the whole year through for healing.

The Wilayat of Dima W’attayeen in North Al Sharqiyah Governorate is an attraction for tourists from inside and outside the Sultanate. Due to its environmental and geographical diversity in terms of terrain that combines foothills, mountains, valleys, and fresh springs suitable for drinking, or those that contain varying proportions of salts that are suitable for treatment and healing.

Ayn Qa’bat is a sulfur spring, located in the village of “Mis” in Dima W’attayeen and it is one of the springs that attract tourists, adventurers and lovers of hiking. the road leading to Ayn Qa’bat passes between valleys and mountains and through some slopes.

It takes a 45-minute walk full of suspense and excitement, where the tourist passes some cliffs, running water and rocky nature to eventually reach Al Ain.

There are some water pools with blue and green water scattered in the area. they contain a large amount of sulfur, and some solid pieces of sulfur collect at the top of the water and can be touched by the visitor. The sulfur spring is characterised by its attractive colours and the formations of water ponds emanating from it to reflect an attractive aesthetic. This diverse terrain environment contributes to the tourism and environmental sectors in the Sultanate and helps to attract tourists to this calm location.

Ayn Qa’bat’ s healing benefits include treating skin irritations and infections such as rashes and eczema. Sulfur-rich hot springs are also thought to help treat dry scalp, arthritic pain and internal problems such as menopausal symptoms and digestive disorders.

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