Heritage village takes centrestage

911843911844By Vinod Nair — MUSCAT: Jan.28 – As Muscat Festival enters its second week, first time visitors are excited about its focus on Omani culture and heritage, regular visitors felt that it should only get bigger by every passing year. “I feel it is the heritage village, traditional souq and the Omani food at one place that make it very special.

Other entertainment activities are fine but you see it elsewhere too and at anytime,” said Ruben, who was visiting the festival venue for the first time. There was this stall exclusively selling Omani products form sweets to honey at prices could be termed reasonable. “People are excited to know whether they are actually made in Oman or imported by a local company. Some get convinced because of the presence of dates-based products,” said Muna, who was managing the stall.” “Businesses are fine but you know more people want to know about the products or their sources.

A handful of purchases give us big confidence boost,” she said. “Just opposite this stall was the area where Omani foods were prepared live amid thickly crowded customers. “This is made in front of us and a very different experience than having it from a Arabic sweets shop,” said Faizal Mohammed. Meanwhile, Motorsports got underway at the Oman Automobile Association grounds on Saturday.