The 19th edition of the month-lengthy annual occasion showcases cultural programmes and conventional performances for adults and youngsters alike. Tickets are priced 200bz for adults and 100bz for youngsters (Omani youngsters enter totally free).
For Salim al Harthy, who functions as a PRO for a business in Barka, becoming in Muttrah each weekend to be with his family members gives an chance to pay a visit to Muscat Festival at Amerat. “I enjoy the Heritage Village that showcases the traditional Omani way of life. I also love the traditional foods available at the festival, like halwa which sadly over years has lost the original flavour,” Harthy mentioned. His family members enjoys the fireworks displays and musical performances of participating nations at the festival.
Over the month, Amerat Park and Naseem Gardens will host acrobatic events, awareness programmes, blood donation camps, contests for youngsters, cartoon characters and meals courts.
Another festival visitor at Amerat Park, Abdullah Sami from Pakistan, mentioned, “I will be going back home for holidays in February and Muscat Festival is a place to shop for traditional items. My favourite section, for the last few years, has been the Heritage Village where I buy perfumes made with frankincense from Salalah. I am happy that I could visit on the first weekend itself.”
According to a Muscat Municipality official at the festival grounds in Amerat, the response has been great because the initial day. “Security, CCTV cameras, washrooms and volunteers have been increased. Festival ground staff are alert to offer assistance. There are extra ambulances and fire security this year,” he mentioned, adding that organisers have place in additional efforts for missing youngsters. “There are more volunteers this year to look out for children. Announcements are made at regular intervals to draw the attention of parents,” he mentioned.
Information Source: Muscat Daily