The meals fest will also see Haitham Mohammed Rafi belting out chart toppers. Apart from showcasing diverse cuisines, the festival will host a bubble man show, children’s entertainment, film screenings and stand-up comedy. The occasion will be held from 4pm to 12am on the 3 days.
The festival aims to offer a frequent platform for folks who have a passion for meals, mentioned Sarah Najeeb al Balushi, founder and organiser of Muscat Eat.
“This food festival is for all, be it children or the elderly. We have something for all and especially for those who are passionate about food. That is why we have tried to rope in all restaurants, cafés and eateries in Muscat. Visitors will get to taste different cuisines available in Muscat under one roof. We will have nearly 85 participants from different eateries in Muscat,” Sarah mentioned.
“We also have an Omani section which will highlight and showcase Omani food,” she added. The children’s entertainment section will consist of Bouncy Castle and Multi Castle slides. “We will screen movies and hold a bubble man show. Haitham Mohammed Rafi will be performing at Muscat Eat. We will also have an Omani culture show and various food competitions. The emceeing will be done by Oliver Alen who is fluent in Arabic.”
According to Sarah, this meals festival is a single of a type. It will showcase the diversity of meals that Oman has to provide. “We want this festival to be popular in the Middle East and also in the world. We aim to target domestic and international tourists. The Ministry of Tourism is supporting us by being the strategic partner of the event.”
Sarah added that with the occasion, she aims to assist Omani SME organizations by supplying them the platform and chance to establish Oman as a go-to location for foodies. “This festival is a platform for these businessess to market themselves and showcase the best in their brands. They will get to interact with the customers face-to-face and get feedback instantly.”
The initial edition of the festival held in 2017 attracted more than 15,500 guests. “The demand for this festival compelled me to organise a smaller sized edition of the festival on April 19 once again which saw 10,200 folks.
“I expect 20,000 people to visit the second edition of festival next month. It will be around the National Day celebrations, so it’s double the fun,” she mentioned.
Information Source: Muscat Daily