Wa­hat Ateen site in Dho­far of­fers sev­eral fa­cil­i­ties to kha­reef vis­i­tors

Muscat Daily - - NATION -

The Min­istry of Tourism (MoT) is work­ing on im­prov­ing ex­ist­ing fa­cil­i­ties in the Dho­far gov­er­norate. It has just ex­e­cuted new projects to meet the de­mands of tourists dur­ing the kha­reef sea­son. The re­cently ex­e­cuted Wa­hat Ateen pro­ject is a step in the same di­rec­tion.

The pro­ject is lo­cated in Ateen plain - a pop­u­lar tourist des­ti­na­tion dur­ing the kha­reef sea­son - that pro­vides sev­eral en­ter­tain­ment op­tions and ser­vices.

The pro­ject has been de­signed to re­flect the beauty of the nat­u­ral land­scapes sur­round­ing it. The Wa­hat Ateen pro­ject is eco-friendly and has been con­structed us­ing nat­u­ral stones. Not just this - the pro­ject also com­prises trees and plants that are wa­tered us­ing mod­ern agri­cul­tural meth­ods.

A study was con­ducted be­fore the ex­e­cu­tion of the pro­ject, to ex­plore the var­i­ous types of plants that could be used at the site.

Sev­eral im­ported plants are thus a part of the beau­ti­ful collection found at Wa­hat Ateen. That’s not all - Wa­hat Ateen boasts of pic­turesque high­lands, bridges, and pas­sages - all of which pro­vide breath­tak­ing views.

Wa­hat Ateen has ten grilling sta­tions that are reg­u­larly main­tained to serve de­li­cious tradi- tional Omani food. The grilling sta­tions also pro­vide an ad­di­tional source of in­come to fam­i­lies in the re­gion.

Keep­ing health and hy­giene as top pri­or­ity, the lo­cal slaugh­ter­house is lo­cated at the same area as the grilling sta­tions so that the meat that is cooked is both fresh and safe. Sev­eral fam­ily restau­rants that serve grilled Omani food spe­cial­ties are also part of the land­scape.

For the ben­e­fit of vis­i­tors and campers, Wa­hat Ateen also has sev­eral wooden shacks at Ateen plain, as well as wide yards that can be used for a va­ri­ety of pur­poses. Keep­ing in mind the cul­ture and heritage of the re­gion Wa­hat Ateen’s gates are in­spired by the Arab and Is­lamic ar­chi­tec­ture.

Hav­ing high qual­ity med­i­cal fa­cil­i­ties, Wa­hat Ateen also has a long walk­way over­look­ing panoramic views set in a re­fresh­ing and re­lax­ing en­vi­ron­ment. For those who take their health and fit­ness se­ri­ously, the area also com­prises out­door sport­ing fa­cil­i­ties.

Wa­hat Ateen play­grounds of­fer a va­ri­ety of ac­tiv­i­ties for chil­dren of all ages.

(Supplied pho­tos)

Recre­ational fa­cil­i­ties in Wa­hat Ateen

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