Any­time tourist par­adise in Dhank

Times of Oman - - OMAN -

DHANK: Wadi Al Fa­tah is one of the fa­mous tourist val­leys in the Wi­layat of Dhank in the Gov­er­norate of A’Dhahi­rah. It is lo­cated in the north of the wi­layat and is about 40 km away from its cen­tre.

The val­ley passes through the moun­tains and is char­ac­terised by abun­dance of wa­ter through­out the year, which in­creases af­ter rains.

The course of the val­ley is flanked by trees, which are lo­cated in the moun­tain­ous ar­eas in­clud­ing Ghaf, Sidr, and Ro­hida (Te­comella un­du­lata), in ad­di­tion to the dense veg­e­ta­tion cover that in­creases dur­ing sum­mer.

The vis­i­tor finds the val­ley a nat­u­ral out­let to en­joy the place and its nat­u­ral life com­po­nents, where the lush shad­ows and flow­ing wa­ter that give the res­i­dent and tourist spe­cial fun.

Wadi Al Fa­tah in­cludes rocks of var­i­ous shapes and colours, in­clud­ing the spot­less white rocks that are sur­rounded by high moun­tains.

The lo­cally called “Ghaili” Falaj “flow­ing dur­ing abun­dance of wa­ter af­ter rains” that runs through the val­ley, which goes to­wards palm groves and var­i­ous plan­ta­tions, is an­other as­pect.

The vis­i­tor dis­cov­ers the splen­dor of Omani ar­chi­tec­ture in the an­cient ir­ri­gation sys­tem and re­flects the ex­tent to which Omani peo­ple ben­e­fit from the en­vi­ron­ment com­po­nents for their ser­vice and util­i­sa­tion.

Sheikh Hamad bin Said Al Sa’edi said: “Wadi Al Fa­tah is char­ac­terised, es­pe­cially in some months of the year by the ar­rival of var­i­ous types of mi­gra­tory birds, which take a break sta­tion for some days and may be up to weeks. This con­trib­utes to en­rich the nat­u­ral life of the val­ley and its di­ver­sity and make it a des­ti­na­tion for tourists from in­side and out­side the Sul­tanate”.

He added that “The com­ple­tion of the work on Khabib - Dhank road, which links the wi­layat to the high­way, com­ing from the Wi­layat of Yan­qul to­wards the Gov­er­norate of Al Bu­raimi, has con­trib­uted in re­vi­tal­is­ing the tourism ac­tiv­i­ties in the wilaya, and also fa­cil­i­tated ac­cess to this val­ley, which is one of the most im­por­tant tourist at­trac­tions in the Wi­layat of Dhank”.

He pointed out that the town of “Al Fa­tah” where the val­ley is lo­cated, is char­ac­terised by many beau­ti­ful el­e­ments and eco­log­i­cal di­ver­sity. Such di­ver­sity rep­re­sented in com­bin­ing high moun­tains with caves main­tain­ing the glam­our of the past, as well as flat plains con­tain­ing vast ar­eas of agri­cul­tural land that gives the val­ley a beau­ti­ful touch with its lush palm trees and tree shad­ows.

The green colours are in har­mony with the colours of the moun­tains over­look­ing the val­ley.

Sheikh Al Sa’edi sad, “The town is sur­rounded by a num­ber of pop­u­lated vil­lages. Some of the peo­ple of th­ese vil­lages prac­tice sheep­herd­ing and live­stock breed­ing. The vis­i­tors to Wadi Al Fa­tah see a flock of cat­tle roam­ing the val­ley to en­joy its wa­ter and grass”.

Wadi Al Fa­tah in the Wi­layat of Dhank is a nat­u­ral re­sort vis­ited by tourists all the year round, es­pe­cially on week­ends and mod­er­ate win­ter days, to en­joy its nat­u­ral scenery and wa­ter flow­ing from the sur­round­ing moun­tains.

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