The Muscat Festival which is Oman’s most spectacular tourist attraction started on January 1st, 2007 and will close on February 2nd, 2007.
The festival has played a very significant role in building and promoting Oman’s tourism and hospitality industry.
The festival attracts thousands of people from in and outside the country every year. Gulf Air is the Gold Sponsor of Muscat Festival 2007. The slogan of the festival is ?Living Culture and Family Fun.’ It truly lives up to its slogan as everyday scores of families and fun loving people gather at the venues to experience first hand the different cultures of the world that are on display at the festival.
The main festival venues are in Qurum and Azaiba and they have showcased many cultural and traditional aspects of Oman. Besides the Omani Heritage Village, traditional Arab markets have also been set up at the Qurum Natural Park. Folk shows of participating countries which include Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Yemen, Egypt, Syria, Tunisia, Algeria, Tanzania, India, Turkey, China and Malaysia are a daily attraction. A circus and a zoo are some of the other attractions at Qurum Natural Park.
The media sponsors for the festival are the Times of Oman and Al-Shabiba.
Here are some glimpses of the Muscat Festival 2007.
Author: Deepak Pereira- Oman