18th Muscat Festival to kick off tomorrow

MUSCAT: The 18th Muscat Festival will kick off tomorrow under the theme “Let’s Celebrate Together”. The festival will continue until February 10.
The festival is considered a family outing and entertainment as well as a forum for thought, culture and arts. It showcases a multitude of activities, events and competitions. It is a gathering point and cultural melting pot among different countries.
It is also one of the tourist events of the Sultanate. Muscat Municipality has completed all its facilities for this annual event, along with many new and various entertaining, cultural, sporting, touristic and economic activities, in addition to sciences, arts, competitions and family enrichment to meet all aspirations.
This year’s venues of the festival are: Al Amerat Public Park and Al Naseem Public Park, in addition to Oman Automobile Club and a number of cultural halls and clubs.
The Tour of Oman which runs through specific routes in a number of governorates, in addition to the various musical, theatrical and art activities that will be organised on the stage of Al Madinah Theatre and Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre.
The festival coincides with the school spring holiday (mid-year holiday). It is an opportunity to enjoy the beautiful winter weather with the various festival activities.
The 24-day festival is followed by six-day Tour of Oman that will start on February 13. Muscat will be witnessing a vibrant atmosphere of excitement as it hosts Muscat Festival.
The Doors of Muscat Festival venues of Al Naseem Public Park and Al Amerat Public Park will open from 4 pm to 11 pm and continue until midnight on weekends.
The Organising Committee of the festival has made great efforts to prepare for this edition of the festival through studying the proposals and the carefully selecting the activities and programmes in cooperation with several parties.
Al Naseem Public Park will host a range of educational, creative and recreational activities and programmes for children aimed at developing their cognitive abilities, innovations and refinement of hobbies, notably the Family Village, and the Children’s Theatre, which includes a variety of activities for children in a new style, in addition to Entertainment and Arts Park, an integrated park that brings together a wide range of electronic and electrical games, as well as the commercial exhibition, a small heritage village with various traditional arts, field performances, theatre, varied interactive activities with the public, as well as fireworks displays that will be on a daily basis, as well as participation by government and private institutions.
Al Amerat Public Park will offer a variety of activities, including the Omani Heritage Village, in addition to the traditional market that aims at promoting Omani heritage, as well as theatre performances by folk troupes, a special amusement park, theatre shows and other events, besides the participation of a number of government agencies with multiple corners. — ONA