Tuesday, 10 Dec 2019 | 13 Rabi Al Thani 1441
‘More entertainment options needed in Oman’

‘More entertainment options needed in Oman’

And the get in touch with for a lot more alternatives has been led by H E Sheikh Khalid bin Hilal al Maawali, chairman of Majlis A’Shura. During his go to to Muscat Festival in Amerat Park, H E Sheikh Maawali, stated, “It is very important to organise more such festivals in different governorates of the sultanate. Festivals organised from time to time provide more entertainment options for families and children.”

He added that Oman is a nation of tolerance and vacationers from across the globe go to the nation. “The festival promotes domestic tourism as it was held during school holidays. It is the best time for families from different governorates to travel. It is an opportunity for young people to learn about the heritage of the country.”

H E Sheikh Maawali added that the festival supports little and medium enterprises, hotels and hotel apartments in creating enterprise.

Muscat Daily
 spoke to couple of individuals and they stated that they would choose to remain in Oman in the course of weekends and holidays if a lot more entertainment alternatives are obtainable. “There are currently not many places where the whole family can go for entertainment. It will be a boost to Oman’s tourism if theme parks are established. Also, the available entertainment facilities in all parks are limited and as the city is growing, there should be a serious thought to bring in more fun and entertainment options for people of all age groups. Otherwise, we will keep going abroad during holidays,” Nabila al Naamani, a bank employee, stated.

Some say that they are bored with exact same parks and mall activities which are the only alternatives at the moment. “Oman in basic and Muscat in specific require a lot more entertainment activities for individuals.

“Till now, Muscat Festival and Salalah Tourism Festival are the only time of the year when we get to enjoy. The rest of the year we are left with nothing to do. Even though the parks and malls are nice, many of us seem to get bored doing the same thing every now and then,” stated Mohammad Awadh, a private sector employee primarily based in Muscat.

Marhoon Said al Amri, director basic of tourism in Dhofar stated that the nation requirements a lot of events to market tourism movement, supply entertainment alternatives for households and help little and medium enterprises in boosting enterprise activities.

“The sultanate can organise many festivals in places such as Sohar, Duqm, Sur and Nizwa from October to April every year. For example, the events can be as diverse as maritime, desert as well as agricultural festivals. Festivals stimulate business activities.”

Carlota Alvaro, assistant sales director at Orascom Hotels Management which manages Juweira Boutique Hotel and Fanar Hotel in Salalah, stated, “We are glad to say that our hotel is a great instance as households come and have enjoyable all through the year.

“I feel that more family activities are required in Oman. Also, in order to attract tourists from other countries, authorities need to relax visas. Apart from Salalah Tourism Festival, there are no other major activities throughout the year in Salalah.”

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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