Mus­cat Fes­ti­val from Jan­uary 18-Fe­bru­ary 10

Muscat Daily - - NATION - Swapna Taraf­dar

Oman’s top cul­tural and en­ter­tain­ment event, Mus­cat Fes­ti­val will be held from Jan­uary 18 to Fe­bru­ary 10 in 2018. Like this year, the 2018 fes­ti­val will be a 24-day af­fair.

Habib al Zawawy, deputy di­rec­tor, Tech­ni­cal Af­fairs, Mus­cat Fes­ti­val Depart­ment, Mus­cat Mu­nic­i­pal­ity, said, “We are gear­ing up to host the fes­ti­val next year.”

This year the two fes­ti­val venues - Amerat Park and Naseem Gar­dens - fo­cused on dif­fer­ent as­pects to wow vis­i­tors. Amerat Park, like ev­ery year, show­cased Omani cul- ture and her­itage. Lo­cal cuisines like rakhal, the pop­u­lar Omani bread, sweet dumplings, boiled chick­peas and poori (fried flat bread) were a great hit among vis­i­tors.

Apart from fun rides, Naseem Gar­dens saw a Trop­i­cal Rain­for­est with var­ied plant col­lec­tions and wa­ter­ways. Chil­dren’s the­atre and con­sumer ex­hi­bi­tion were other high­lights at the venue.

Mo­hammed Ir­fan, ac­counts man­ager, Seer­abeece for Ex­hi­bi­tion and In­ter­na­tional Fes­ti­vals, the firm that will man­age fun rides at Naseem Gar­dens, said, “The usual rides will be there but we are plan­ning to add some new ones as well.”

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