Fly on a balloon

Vinod Nair –


Among various attractions at the Muscat Festival this year is the new helium balloon at Al Amerat Park, which can take you to 250 ft high and turn upto 360 degrees.
“It would be really interesting to go that high, but I am not sure whether I have the confidence to make it,” said Sandhya a visitor at Al Amerat Park.
“There are quite few features that have been same over the years, but this one is really interesting, if I am right, and have not seen them before,” she said.
Hamood too said that he will give it a try one of these days. “Not sure when, but I want to give it try.”
Meanwhile, Muscat Grand Mall has organised an array of activities in the evenings as part of its participation in the Muscat Festival. According to sources, the programme will include fun-filled programmes for children and families. The mall said it will be also offering chances to win attractive prices on purchase of items worth RO 20 and above.
The Cultural Event Committee of the festival has announced there will be special programme for authors and writers during the course of festival. The Oman Automobile Association has said preparations are underway for the Motorsports events as part of the Muscat Festival on Saturday, including Oman 4×4 Challenge.