Tourism is one of the most important economic activities of countries, and it is an activity in which individuals move between several places or several countries, with the purpose of receiving knowledge or carrying out a specific mission or for the sake of entertainment, which directly affects the national income of countries, creating new investments, and spreading the customs, traditions and civilization of these peoples Between each other, and the advancement of their culture, for each country distinguishes it from other countries, and from the tourist countries Sultanate of Oman, God has loved them many natural factors that attract tourists to see and enjoy them.

Difficulties faced by tourists in the Sultanate of Oman

The Sultanate of Oman is one of the wonderful countries that is characterized by ancient civilization and ancient history, however there are many difficulties that stand in the way of tourism in the Sultanate, and face tourists during the practice of their tourism activities, and before extending these difficulties we will first talk about tourism in the Sultanate of Oman, and the most important features Its tourism, and what are the challenges and obstacles facing tourists during their tours.

Tourism in the Sultanate of Oman

The Sultanate of Oman is distinguished by the intermediate location between the east and the west of the world, and it has multiple historical and cultural tourism ingredients, and among its advantages is safety and tranquility and that was a reason for describing the sleeping beauty, and its climate is distinguished by contrast, so we find the sun warm in the winter in the countryside and moderate temperatures in the summer in the green mountain, while the autumn there is the breeze Clouds and light rain. The Sultanate of Oman attracts tourists to the safari because it contains coastal areas and valleys. It also enjoys one of the safest places for tourists, and do not forget about the environmental diversity, so we find the coast, the plain, the mountain, and the plateau, all of the above makes it attractive to tourism.

Tourist attractions in the Sultanate of Oman

The most important tourist places in the Sultanate of Oman

Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque

This mosque is one of the most beautiful Islamic monuments in Muscat, and the Sultan Qaboos Mosque is the largest in architectural beauty, and it was built during a long period of six years, and it was opened in 2001, and the mosque building contains 300 thousand tons of Indian stones, and the most important features of the mosque are four minarets surrounding it. Also the main dome and minaret, as well as it has a huge chandelier directly above the main chapel and its length is 14 meters, and it has the second largest hand-made carpet in the world weighing 21 tons, and the mosque’s capacity reaches 20,000 worshipers.

The Royal Opera House

It is the first opera house in the Arab Gulf region, it was opened in 2011 AD, and it has a unique design that combines eastern and western architecture, and many concerts were performed inside it, which made it world-famous.

Excretory market

Muttrah Souq is considered one of the most famous and lively tourist places, as it contains many markets within it, so you can find everything you need, and it has an authentic heritage character because it is characterized by old houses of original nature and original luster.

Desert and prestige

One of the ideal places for those who love camping and wilderness, it is a sea of ​​fine sand and sand dunes.

the green Mountain

An ideal place for lovers of beautiful green landscapes and nature explorers, it contains many mountain villages and charming valleys.

Wadi Shab

One of the ideal places for lovers of excitement and adventure, because it consists of seven water basins descending from the mountains with the salt water of the sea near the valley, so you can enjoy diving and seeing the waterfalls.

Challenges and obstacles facing tourists in the Sultanate of Oman

Although there are picturesque tourist attractions mentioned above, tourism in the Sultanate of Oman faces many problems and challenges, we will explain it as follows:
1- Poor infrastructure in many areas.
2- The shortage of public and recreational facilities, despite the high prices of tourist services.
3- There are some places where tourism is seasonal.
4- Lack of interest in promoting tourism projects due to the lack of funding sources for these projects.
5- Omani youth are reluctant to work in tourist hotels.
6- Lack of encouraging incentives for workers in most hotels, and lack of salaries in the tourism sector.
7- The lack of a good plan in the field of tourism to develop human resources.
8- Some tourist companies do not provide training programs for human resources.
9- Foreign investment does not find room for expansion and growth.
10- Lack of full knowledge of foreign languages ​​to be familiar with.
11- There are not many educational institutions specialized in the field of hotels and tourism like other countries.
From the above, we find that the success of tourism in the Sultanate of Oman is dependent on the ideology of the Omani society, and to what extent it accepts tourism development and merges with it.

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