Authorities establish tourist city in Hodeidah, holds cotton festival [Archives:2005/868/Business & Economy]

August 15 2005

The governorate of Hodeidah is intending to establish a tourist city containing a number of distinctive facilities and to make available hotel villages specialized in the sector of tourism, as well as sea clubs to offer different sea services.

Mohammad Saleh Shamlan, Governor of Hodeidah said during his meeting with Tourism and Investment Team from Hayel Sa'eed Group of Companies presided over by Mohfouz Ali Sa'eed, Regional Manager of the group in Egypt.

The city of Hodeidah enjoys investment features in the tourism sector, and there is a variety of accesses available for investors to establish various projects.

The meeting discussed the possibility of establishing a number of investment projects in the governorate of Hodeidah and the Yemeni Islands situated in the Red Sea.

For his part, Head of the Team reviewed the facilities that help bring tourist projects to boost the sector of tourism in the governorate.

On the other hand, the City of Cotton in Hadramout witnessed activities of the annual marketing festival which coincided with popular dances and games, including al-Shabwani Dance, one of the folkloric colors. In addition, there was a display of handicrafts and other local products.

It is noteworthy that the organization of the festival comes in the framework of the annual activities where Hadramout locals used to hold commercial markets and practice some religious rituals that portray traditions in the organization of markets dating several years back.

It is in Hadramout where a visitor can watch ruins of the tomb of Prophet Hood (Peace be upon him) and some other ancient markets.