Al Khamis in Al Musannah Attracts More Than 9000 Visitors in 4 Months

Al Musannah: The number of visitors to the Al Khamis Wall and Tower in the Wilayat of Al Musannah in the South Al Batinah Governorate since its opening at the beginning of January until the end of April of this year reached about 9,866 visitors of various nationalities, after the Ministry of Heritage and Tourism assigned the landmark to the private sector.

Badriya bint Mubarak Al Busaidiyah, Director of the Department of Castles, Forts and Historical Monuments at the General Directorate of Antiquities at the Ministry of Heritage and Tourism, said: The investment in the Al Khamis Wall and Tower by the operating company comes within the framework of the Ministry’s efforts to employ cultural heritage, ensure its sustainability, and maximize benefit by providing direct and indirect job opportunities and empowerment.

The private sector, including small and medium enterprises and productive families, and creating marketing outlets for craftsmen, enriching local tourism, and reviving cultural heritage sites. She explained that assigning the Al Khamis Wall and Tower site in the Wilayat of Musannah in the South Al Batinah Governorate to a private sector company comes with the aim of the Ministry developing, rehabilitating and providing various tourist destinations and experiences in various governorates that contribute to diversifying the tourism product and maximizing the benefit from cultural heritage and historical monuments as tourist destinations and destinations, and highlighting civilization. Omaniness and the authenticity of the authentic Omani cultural heritage.

For his part, Engineer Saif bin Saeed Al-Khamisi, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Hisn Al-Khairat Trading Company, said: The landmark consists of an outdoor mosque and a modern museum that represents three environments in the wilayat of Mussanah: marine, agricultural and Bedouin, which are symbolized by the archaeological collections found therein. It also contains a room for productive families to engage in… The local community and others for meetings, in addition to a tower that was adapted to represent the Omani identity; It contains symbols of Omani identity, such as the sword, dagger, rifle, and stick, in addition to a floor session representing the Bedouin identity, with a model of a fire starter in the middle.

The tower was provided with a set of carpets embroidered with Omani fabric, and the place was prepared with a coffee corner and seating for visitors. The main courtyard of the landmark contains a stage prepared for holding various events and activities throughout. General.

The engineer added that the activities held by the company in the main square of the landmark highlight the ancient heritage and authentic popular culture, which is known as the way the citizen in the state of Musannah relates to his community and the surrounding environment, as this appears in several different fields such as traditional costumes, traditional folk arts, and poetry evenings, in addition to activities. And other events.

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