Muscat: Here is what is happening across the governorates of the Sultanate of Oman.
The third Arabian Gulf Mountain Running Championship held in Al Dakhiliyah Governorate
The third Arabian Gulf Mountain Running Championship was held in the Wilayat of Al Hamra in Al Dakhiliyah Governorate, which was organised by the Culture, Sports and Youth Department in Al Dakhiliyah Governorate and in cooperation with the “Hiking Oman” team, with the participation of 43 competitors from various governorates of the Sultanate of Oman and the GCC countries.
The results of the competition, which started from the town of Misfat al-Abriyyin to the eastern mountain of the Wilayat of Al Hamra for a distance of 16 km, were as follows: Sami bin Salim Al Saidi won first place, Saleh bin Ali Al Saidi came second, and Ghaith bin Saif Al Saidi came in third.
Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Harasi, Director of Culture, Sports and Youth Department in Al Dakhiliyah Governorate, said that the aim of this tournament is to familiarise the participants with the aspects of tourism and the ancient ways that parents and grandparents used to travel between mountain villages.
The conclusion of the tournament was sponsored by His Excellency Sheikh Jamal bin Ahmed Al-Abri, member of the Shura Council and representative of the Wilayat of Al-Hamra.
Salalah Port in Dhofar Governorate receives over 1,600 tourists
The Salalah Port received the cruise ship 'Queen Elizabeth' with 1,651 tourists on board as part of its tourism programme in a number of ports around the world.
The programme for passengers of the cruise ship - coming from the Egyptian port of Safaga and heading to Port Rashid in the Emirate of Dubai - included tours of the most important archaeological, tourist and historical monuments for which the Governorate of Dhofar is famous, in addition to visiting the beaches and traditional markets in the city of Salalah.
It should be noted that Oman witnesses annual visits by many cruise ships due to its distinguished marine location overlooking the Indian Ocean, the Arabian Sea and the Sea of Oman.
Cancer awareness events were held in Dhofar Governorate
The Oman Cancer Association branch in Dhofar held a walking march to raise awareness of cancer, with the participation of a number of citizens, residents and school students.
The event also included an introductory video presentation about the Oman Cancer Association branch in the Dhofar, and an awareness lecture on cancer "causes and causes".
Dr Warda Abdel Rahman Balkhair gave the Association's speech in which she stressed the importance of continuing the educational and awareness activities and programmes implemented by the Society in all the governorates.
Sheikh Suhail bin Mohammed Jadad Al Kathiri, Acting Wali of Mirbat, sponsor of the occasion, stressed the importance of organising such programmes and events that enhance health awareness among members of society, pointing to the active role played by the Oman Cancer Association branch in Dhofar Governorate. In conclusion, the sponsor of the event honored the participating parties in organising the event.
National Youth Strategy Lab organised in North Al Batinah Governorate
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth organised the National Youth Strategy Lab in the Governorate of North Al Batinah, in which more than 120 young men and women from various wilayats of the governorate participated.
The strategy lab included workshops and lectures in 10 areas, including health, education, the labour market, community participation and political participation, in addition to the fourth industrial wealth, culture, arts, sports, tourism and entrepreneurship.
The participating youth also reviewed a number of ideas and visions and proposed solutions to a number of the main points included in the areas of the strategy in line with the Oman Vision 2040.
The National Youth Strategy Lab aims to involve Omani youth from various governorates in building the National Youth Strategy (2022-2040), updating youth sector data, and actively contributing to youth in achieving the goals of the Oman Vision 2040. In addition to the governance of the youth sector, meeting the needs and priorities of youth, and building local capacities and expertise to deal with the youth sector, while presenting plans to develop perceptions and proposals on the type of activities and projects that meet the needs of youth.