Children flock to Muscat Festival

Oman Tuesday 26/January/2016 18:30 PM
By: Times News Service
Children flock to Muscat Festival

Muscat: Children can’t seem to hide their joy after seeing the many attractions that the Muscat Festival is offering this year as they take advantage of their school holidays for playtime and fun.
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The amusement park in Naseem Garden has offered children various attractions, such as roller coasters, a Ferris wheel, bumper cars, trampolines and giant slides among others, where parents are also happy to see their children enjoying their holiday.
“Having the Muscat Festival once a year is important for the children; and since it’s their holiday this time of the year, we take them out to have fun,” said Saleh Al Saadi, one of the parents.
Some parents believe there should be more places besides Naseem Garden and the Amerat Park for entertaining children.
Mohammad Al Ghafri, a father of three told Times of Oman, “Most of the festival activities occur in Naseem Park and I believe it would be better to see two or three extra places than the ones already available for the children.”
Since the Muscat Festival is the place to be for children and family during the holidays, summer holidays offer three months of free time to the children and that raises the question of whether to have some festival-like entertainment dedicated to the children at that time. However the case may be; parents would rather enjoy the summer holidays away from the Sultanate as it gives them the opportunity to travel given the considerable amount of time to do so.
“We take advantage of the summer holidays to travel,” said Al Saadi.