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Muscat Nights comes to a colourful end

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Muscat Nights, the Sultanate of Oman's rebranded version of the Muscat Festival, came to an end with the concert of Omar al Abdalla and Khaled Abdel Rahman on Saturday.

An annual celebration of culture, tradition, entertainment and global gastronomic delicacies was a hub of activities from January 19.

Eighteen nights of fun, frolic, laser and drone shows, international cuisines, amusement and a complete entertainment festival for the whole family opened under the auspices of Sayyid Saud bin Hilal al Busaidy, Governor of Muscat, at the Qurum Natural Park, on January 19.

Organised under the slogan "Enlightened by Your Presence', the activities of Muscat Nights concluded with the 'Enlightened by Your Presence' with a huge turnout of people from different walks of life who visited the sites of the events.

The 'Muscat Nights' was organised in association with the Royal Oman Police (ROP), the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth, and the Ministry of Heritage and Tourism, and offered the visitors a variety of cultural, artistic and traditional events and activities.

It was held at four venues -- Oman Convention and Exhibition Center (OCEC), Al Naseem Park, Oman Automobile Association and Qurum Natural Park where the largest heritage village where one could see and get to know traditional and artistic Omani life, rides from different countries, water balloons, stilt walkers and other amusements which kept the little ones engaged while the adults indulged in shopping and entertainment activities.

Besides, a hall with traditional handicrafts and artefacts from Iran, Ethiopia and Pakistan amused art lovers for its original, classy arts and crafts.

Aimed at letting the visitors enjoy and spread the spirit of positivity and good citizenship with the right to everything that is offered for and to society, a large plethora of socio-cultural displays, adrenaline-pumping rides, exciting amusements, and shopping and gastronomic delights attracted visitors in large numbers every day. A wide array of activities, fun and frolic, an assortment of food varieties, fireworks, a laser show and many more were major crowd-pullers to the events.

A traditional village called Heritage Village, a large area for frankincense and its products, perfumery, and many more, have been this year's attractions besides daily cultural events and talks by eminent scholars and poets.

Omar Abdallat and the ace artist Khaled Abdul Rahman mesmerised the audience at the Muscat Drift Arena in the Omani Automobile Association and another at Al Naseem Park, and the visitors were greeted by Omani artists Haitham Rafi and Muhammad al Manji, who met the audience of Muscat Nights at separate locations. During the previous period, they presented the most wonderful lyrical performances, and the visitors and people of these nights rejoiced at them.

The activities of Muscat Nights 2023, which started from January 19 until February 4, carried a variety of contents and activities that were designed to meet the aspirations of the public and serve the various segments of society and visitors.

'Muscat Nights' was touted as the largest community event in the Governorate of Muscat, and throughout the previous period, the Muscat Nights activities presented a variety of content and activities, according to innovative methods of presentation and dazzling techniques, with programmes that included cultural, poetic, sports and competitive and sports fields, guided by the diversity of social groups and interests.


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