Dhofar sees 18.4% rise in tourists, 20% jump in spending

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Dhofar governorate experienced a significant increase in tourist arrivals during the khareef season of 2023, recording approximately 962,000 visitors. This marks an 18.4% rise from the 813,000 visitors in the 2022 season.

Data from the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI) revealed that spending by tourists in Dhofar during the 2023 khareef season escalated to RO103mn, up from RO86mn in the previous year, a jump of 19.7%. Additionally, the duration of stay for visitors extended to 7mn nights, a notable increase from 6mn nights in 2022.

The NCSI data further showed a substantial rise in the number of Omani visitors during this period, with a 69.2% increase to 666,307.—Zawya News