All set for Na­tional Day fes­tiv­i­ties

Oman Daily Observer - - FRONT PAGE - MUS­CAT, NOV 14

The Sul­tanate is see­ing a fes­tive at­mos­phere as prepa­ra­tions for the 47th Na­tional Day cel­e­bra­tions gather mo­men­tum.

While the por­traits of His Majesty Sul­tan Qa­boos and Oman’s na­tional flags have been promi­nently placed across the cap­i­tal city, in­no­va­tive light­ings and other dec­o­ra­tions have been in­stalled along the roads and build­ings.

The Supreme Com­mit­tee for Na­tional Day Cel­e­bra­tions has charted out a de­tailed plan to show­case the new chap­ter of growth and pros­per­ity of Oman un­der the lead­er­ship of His Majesty.

“Cel­e­bra­tions are planned at all gov­er­norates with pa­rades, fes­tiv­i­ties and fire­works to mark the special oc­ca­sion,” said an of­fi­cial as­so­ci­ated with the fes­tiv­i­ties.

Ac­cord­ing to il­lu­mi­na­tive lights the of­fi­cial, the will be on from Novem­ber 15 and stay on un­til the end of the month.

In order to make the oc­ca­sion a mem­o­rable one, the gov­ern­ment has al­ready an­nounced a Royal grant for so­cial se­cu­rity fam­i­lies and a fi­nan­cial aid of RO 1 mil­lion for cit­i­zens to al­le­vi­ate the im­pact of fuel price rise.

Ac­cord­ing to the Mus­cat Mu­nic­i­pal­ity, prepa­ra­tions are in full swing for beau­ti­fy­ing the city and clean­ing its sur­round­ing ar­eas.

“The process of re­plac­ing in­can­des­cent lamps with LED lights has been launched. Al­ready 84 en­ergy sav­ing lights have been in­stalled,” the mu­nic­i­pal­ity said in a state­ment.

Car own­ers have been dec­o­rat­ing their cars in the colours of the flag, with slo­gans Like ‘My Hero, My Sul­tan’ and ‘I love my leader’, as well as adorn­ing them with photos of His Majesty.

At the same time, the ROP warned that head­lights, front wind­shield, side win­dows and plate num­bers must not be cov­ered by stick­ers while dec­o­rat­ing the cars.

“Un­fixed fab­rics should not be used to dec­o­rate ve­hi­cles. The al­ter­ation of the shape and colour of the ve­hi­cles are also not al­lowed,” the ROP said.

While many ho­tels have come up with of­fers to woo vis­i­tors dur­ing the Na­tional Day hol­i­days, which are yet to be de­clared, hy­per­mar­kets and malls in the city are lur­ing cus­tomers with sales pro­mo­tions.

Oman’s na­tional car­rier Oman Air is of­fer­ing trav­ellers up to 47 per cent dis­count on fares on se­lect des­ti­na­tions.

Emi­rates Air is of­fer­ing trav­ellers in Oman a host of special pro­mo­tions to some of its most pop­u­lar des­ti­na­tions.

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