“Darbak” platform supports adventure tourism in Oman

Muscat: Since ancient times, Omani people have been able to adapt the most difficult terrain and high mountains, built houses from their rocks, and created roads and paths that still exist to this day. To preserve these paths and emulate the path of our ancestors, these mountain roads have become a haven for lovers of adventure and exploration.

The Darbak platform represents a tributary of adventure tourism in the Sultanate of Oman, and it is one of the emerging Omani companies that focuses on promoting adventure tourism. It is widely spread among Omanis and foreign tourists, and it came in response to the diverse and picturesque terrain that the Omani environment enjoys.

Jassim bin Mohammed Al-Alawi, CEO of Darbak, told the Oman News Agency: The idea of ​​the company came with the aim of creating a platform that facilitates users’ access to service providers, whether individuals or companies, to provide many activities and experiences, most notably natural adventure tourism such as mountain climbing, diving, and sea trips.

The platform also includes sports activities. Diverse artistic and cultural. He added that the company was founded at the beginning of the Corona pandemic, and although the global crisis at that time tightened the siege on many local and international companies and projects, the pandemic was an opportunity to learn and evaluate the experience with weak competition locally. He added that the platform includes about 72 tourism companies specialized in various fields, thus providing approximately 131 diverse experiences and activities in various governorates of the Sultanate of Oman.

Regarding the mechanism for selecting adventure sites, he pointed out that the Darbek platform team is testing new sites to determine their suitability in terms of the difficulty and danger of the path before presenting it on the platform. He pointed out that the platform has achieved many successes at the local level. At the 33rd edition of the COMEX International Technology Exhibition, the platform won the “Scale” award, which is given to the best emerging technology companies.

He stressed that the platform is supported by the Oman Technology Fund, which aims to invest in promising technology projects, noting that the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority plays a pivotal role in supporting members of the platform team in terms of providing them with various workshops and participating in various local conferences and forums. Regarding the company’s future plan, he stated that the company aspires to expand in the future outside the Sultanate of Oman, which it has already achieved after signing cooperation with Saudi companies and a Kuwaiti company.

Darbak Company is a successful example of promising companies that contribute to financial sustainability and enrich the tourism sector, thus contributing to the prosperity and growth of the economy, as the tourism sector represents one of the most important sources of income diversification on which the Oman Vision 2040 is based.

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