Indian tourists to Oman breach half million-mark

Indian tourist arrivals in the Sultanate of Oman breached the half-million-mark last year, reaching 610,057 visitors—it is the highest recorded figure to this day. Oman’s hospitality has been a significant draw for Indian travellers, complemented by various factors fuelling its increasing popularity in India, including accessibility from all corners of the country, streamlined visa procedures, and availability of similar cultural influence.

Highlighting the good relations shared by Oman and India, the Ministry of Heritage and Tourism, Sultanate of Oman, stated, “We are excited to witness the overwhelming response from the Indian travellers, thanks to Oman’s plethora of attractions, including its rich cultural heritage, stunning landscapes, and warm hospitality,” said Saada Abdullah Saif Al Harthi, Director, Business Development Department, Ministry of Heritage and Tourism, Sultanate of Oman. “This milestone reflects the collaboration between Oman and our Indian partners. We wish to strengthen the relations between Oman and India, boost Oman brand visibility and drive increase interest among premium luxury Indian travelers in the years to come.”

Oman boasts a diverse array of jaw-dropping tourism attractions contributing to its appeal among Indian travellers. From forts to ancient ruins to the stunning natural landscapes encompassing deserts, mountains, and pristine beaches, Oman offers a captivating tapestry of experiences. They are the main reasons for the unprecedented surge of Indian tourist arrivals to Oman.

Adventurous activities such as desert safaris, scuba diving, and trekking in the picturesque mountain ranges of Oman provide an opportunity for exploration and discovery. The colourful festivals and events held throughout the year offer detailed insights into the Sultanate’s vibrant traditions and heritage thereby enticing the Indian travellers to delve deeper into its wonders.

The Sultanate’s appeal to Indian travellers lies in its rich historical ties, diverse natural landscapes, commitment to sustainable tourism, and renowned hospitality. The Ministry of Heritage and Tourism, Sultanate of Oman, is making strenuous efforts to increase Indian tourist arrivals to Oman by showcasing its many attractions.

Oman’s architectural marvels resonating through Nizwa and Bahla forts, offer a rare glimpse into the country’s fascinating and glorious past. Oman’s rugged terrain—from vast desert sands of Wahiba to the rugged peaks of Al Hajar Mountains and pristine coastline—provide a captivating backdrop for exploration.

The Sultanate’s dedication to sustainable practices, exemplified by eco-friendly resorts and conservation efforts, aligns with the values of environmentally friendly Indian travellers.

Oman’s warm hospitality creates enduring memories for Indian visitors, making their stay in Oman a unique and memorable one. The Ministry of Heritage and Tourism, Sultanate of Oman, expresses its gratitude to one and all involved and look forward to continued collaboration to enhance the tourism experience for Indian travellers.

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