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July 13 , 2017

MoT’s ‘Wahat Ateen’ project: a step towards providing more facilities and services in the Dhofar Governorate

The Ministry of Tourism is consistently working on improving existing facilities in the Dhofar Governorate and introducing new projects to meet the demands of tourists during the Khareef season. Their recently concluded Wahat Ateen project is a step in the same direction. 

The project stretches over 150,000 square kilometers and is located in Ateen plain - a popular tourism destination for visitors during Khareef - that includes various entertainment options and services. 

Pleasing to the eye, the project has been designed in spectacular geometric shapes to reflect the beauty of the natural landscapes surrounding it. Obvious from the construction of the building - the Wahat Ateen project is eco-friendly and constructed using natural stones. Not just this - the project also comprises of trees and plants that are watered using modern agricultural methods. 

It is noteworthy that a thorough study was conducted before the establishment 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 of plants 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 10 grilling stations that are maintained regularly to help cook, eat, as well as serve delicious traditional Omani food. The grilling stations also provide an additional source of income to families in the region. Keeping health as top priority, the local slaughterhouse is at the same location as the grilling stations so that the meat that is cooked by the families and visitors 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. In keeping in mind the culture and heritage of the region – Wahat Ateen’s gates are inspired from 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 that take their health and fitness seriously - the area also comprises of outdoor sporting equipment. 

It is worth mentioning that Wahat Ateen offers playgrounds and a variety of activities for children of all ages. Infact, in order to provide children with a natural playing environment, the playgrounds have been constructed using beach-sand. The grounds also have specially designated areas for parents, from where they can keep an eye on their children as they play.