GWADAR HISTORY & STRATEGICAL SIGNIFICANCE
Gwadar history and strategical significance are very much for Pakistan. The word “Gwadar” is a combination of two Balochi words—”Gwat” (wind) and “Dar” (gateway). Gwadar literally means the “gateway of wind”.
Gwadar is situated on the southwestern Arabian Sea coast of Pakistan in Gwadar District of Balochistan province. Gwadar is largely flat barren land with two hills, the Koh-e-Batil (maximum height 449 ft.) at the head of the hammerhead peninsula and Koh-e-Mehdi (maximum height 1,112 ft.) to the east of the city.
Gwadar is strategically located on the western end of Baluchistan coast on the opposite end of the Gulf of Oman which is an important route for oil tankers bound for Japan and western countries out of Gulf. Since outflow of goods from western China and Central Asia reaching Gwadar will pass through this overland trade route, Pakistan could earn millions of dollars a year in terms of port and cargo handling charges and also as freight charges for import cargoes and export goods. The Gwadar Port is expected to generate billions of dollars in revenues and create at least two million jobs.
Gwadar has the potential to acquire the status of a centerpiece as a gate to Strait of Hurmoz; it can compete with the United Arab Emirates ports by improving the existing links to Caspian Region, and thus providing a better trade for the route to landlocked Caspian Region. Gwadar has the potential to be developed into a full-fledged regional hub and a trans-shipment port in the future.
Gwadar is located on the mouth of the Persian Gulf from the Arabian Peninsula. Gwadar’s location and history have given it a unique blend of culture. The Arabic influence upon Gwadar is strong as a consequence of the Omani era and its close proximity to the Arabian peninsula. The legacy of the Omanis is observed in the local Makrani population who can trace their lineage to Afro-Arabs and Zanj slaves, who settled in the town during Omani rule. They have an Arab dance and music called Liwa, which is also performed in the Arabian Peninsula.
Point Of Leisure – The Place To Go & The Place To Be
When one thinks of a vacation, the first image that might come to mind is “sun & sand”. Now add to Gwadar. Imagine, long drive on wide roads of Gwadar. Imagine, a string of unsymmetrical mud hills and beautiful beaches. Imagine, close-up of water birds folk. Imagine, the fun of blue water sports and deep-sea fishing. Imagine, an adventure of desert safari and thrilling sand skating. Imagine, desert night camping along with music and shisha. Imagine, personalized snapshots of Gwadar’s mud hills, deserts, beaches, deep sea, natural landscaping, wide roads, markets, local culture, mega constructions, important places and much more.
Gwadar Lifestyle – Saving Culture & Promoting Eco Living
Gwadar is becoming an international city where almost every nation will rush. Gwadar will be a symbol of “Eco-Friendly City” and sign of a “Culture Centric City”. We have experienced that being different just for the sake of being different is not always good. Cutting-edge Technologies need not be at odds with the natural lifestyle and Traditional Culture.
Water Sports in Gwadar
Imagine, close-up of water birds folk. Imagine, the fun of blue water sports and deep-sea fishing. Imagine, an adventure of desert safari and thrilling sand skating. It will be the World’s Most-Visited Tourist Attractions in coming Future. Where we will choose to spend our vacation time says a lot about what we value.