Frankincense season event begins in Dhofar

Salalah: The “Frankincense Season” event organized by the Ministry of Heritage and Tourism was launched this evening in the Dhofar Governorate at the sites of the Land of Frankincense in Al-Baleed Archaeological Park, Sumhuram Archaeological Park and Wadi Dawka Nature Reserve.

The occasion was sponsored by His Highness Sayyid Marwan bin Turki Al Said, Governor of Dhofar, in the presence of Khalid bin Abdullah Al Abri, Director General of the General Directorate of Heritage and Tourism in Dhofar Governorate, and a number of officials.

The 5-day frankincense season event includes a set of programs and activities, including organizing an exhibition of Omani frankincense products with the participation of a number of companies specialized in manufacturing and producing Omani frankincense derivatives, and a documentary photo exhibition (Wildlife in Khor Rori).

A group of activities accompanying the frankincense season will also be organized, including the “Drawing Frankincense Caravans, History and Civilization” competition, children’s theater activities, food cart parking, and the experience of picnic boats in Khor Al-Baleed, in addition to planting a thousand frankincense trees in Wadi Dawka Reserve on the second of next December, in celebration of By including the sites of the Land of Frankincense in the list of the World Heritage Committee of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization “UNESCO”.

The activities of the frankincense season include a workshop (the experience of the Dhofar University Research Center in extracting Omani frankincense) and a live presentation of how to manufacture its products and extracts, ancient and modern, in addition to simulating the mechanism of exporting it through the historical ports in the Dhofar Governorate by caravans.

The frankincense season event aims to highlight the historical features of the sites of the land of frankincense and the civilized roles it played by building bridges of cultural and commercial exchange with various ancient civilizations of the world, as well as enhancing the tourist flow during the winter season.

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