Ramallah: A Tourist Attraction

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Ramallah: A Tourist Attraction

 

Ramallah city is another type of tourist attraction, it is neither religious nor archeological, but rather a cultural tourism that characterizes Ramallah starting in the sixties with arts and cultural festivals that are still ongoing to this day. Cultures of the world meet in Ramallah throughout the year through these festivals. In order for this tourism movement to have tourist guidance in Ramallah, the municipality established the Ramallah Tourist Information Center, which provides locals and internationals in Ramallah with information on the city and on the events and activities taking place through a monthly calendar covering the activities of all Palestinian cultural cities. Ramallah municipality aims through such a center to support and promote the tourism sector in the in the city by creating tourist information facilities and centers. In addition to establishing facilities that receive and welcome tourists, through establishing parks, squares and public theaters that experience a large turnout during the summer. Other facilities include Ramallah Public Library and the Children’s Library at the Heritage and Child Center located in the Ottoman Court building.

Ramallah also constitutes one of the major Palestinian cities visited by tourists, as it is a key stop in their tours. Despite not being an ancient city, it is considered one of the biggest visitor attractions on the international and Arab level in general and on the Palestinian level in particular taking into consideration that the city is an important economic center, which actively contributed to developing it in several aspects, mainly tourism.