This has offered each retail giants and tiny companies an chance to boost sales.
Consumers as effectively as businesspersons who Muscat Daily spoke with mentioned the mood is optimistic due to the great wellness of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said as effectively as the enhancing financial circumstance in the nation following the financial downturn that swept via the oil generating nations which includes the sultanate.
“Everyone in Oman is excited about the National Day because it is the time to remember and recognise what we have achieved in the last 48 years and I can see a lot of significant changes,” mentioned Obaid al Khaldi, 58, a government retiree who has noticed the sultanate develop from scratch.
“The National Day is special for us this year because His Majesty the Sultan is in good health and this adds to the great mood to celebrate the 48th National Day with great vigour,” he added.
According to merchants in Muscat, sales of mementos, such as Omani flags and National Day decorations are at peak season.
“This is a good time for business. I enjoy selling National Day items because I can put a smile on people’s faces during such a time. I make approximately RO40 per day from National Day mementos,” mentioned Aslam Mohammad, a shopkeeper in Muttrah Souq.
Such products are also accessible in hypermarkets and supermarkets. “Evey year in November, business is good for National Day mementos. People enjoy this month and many like to buy new clothes that are in red, white and green – the colours of national flag,” mentioned a hypermarket attendant who wished to stay anonymous.
Car accessories shops are also performing brisk company with numerous – young and old – clients decorating their autos. ROP has issued regulations mandating autos can be decorated with stickers connected to the occasion for the period in between November four and 30.
“Many people have started to come to get their vehicles decorated with National Day items. I decorate five to six cars daily and I can make up to RO100 a day. National Day is a good time for our business,” mentioned Anvar Mohammad, a vehicle decoration shop attendant.
As component of the celebrations, fireworks displays will be held in Amerat and Seeb in Muscat governorate on November 18.
Information Source: Muscat Daily