Thailand, Georgia emerge top holiday destinations this Eid
Eid is round the corner and travellers will be visiting several destinations in Oman and abroad beginning Wednesday night to make the most of this five-day break.
In Oman, Salalah and Jebel Akhdar have emerged as the preferred destinations due to the cool climate.
Among the foreign destinations, Thailand, Dubai, Georgia, Bali in Indonesia and India are being preferred by many outbound travellers.
Bader al Harthy, a businessman from Mawaleh said, “This Ramadan has been very hectic. I, along with my wife and children, plan to visit Salalah. Rain in Dhofar will add to the fun value. Eid is our biggest festival. Also, I have not been to Salalah for many years. It will be great to re-visit my friends during the visit.”
An official from Mezoon Travel said, “Jebel Akhdar is a popular holiday destination as it is close to Muscat. Many will be visiting the area during this break to escape from the heat.”
Among foreign destinations, travel operators have received maximum queries about Thailand, Georgia and Bali. An official from the Khimjis House of Travel said, “After the holiday announcement, most people made queries to visit Thailand, Georgia and Bali. We have sold the maximum number of packages for Thailand.”
Emdad Bachchu, an official from Akash Jatra said, “Many have opted to visit Salalah and Jebel Akhdar. These travellers have booked vehicles and accommodations via our firm.”
Arun Kumar, an expatriate said that he will be visiting Sur during this period. “My wife has come down from India. Now with the break, I plan to take her to Sur and enjoy the turtle beach. I am sure Sur will be less hotter than Muscat.”
Eid holidays have coincided with vacation in Indian schools and many are leaving for India too. Mohammad Kaleem, an Indian businessman said, “It is good time to take my two sons to visit their grandparents in India for a few days. I had booked tickets in advance anticipating the Eid break. We will spend Eid in Pune with family and friends.”
Dubai is also another good option for travellers. Salim al Balushi, a cashier said, “I am looking forward to buy car accessories at discounted rates in Dubai.”