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Muscat Festival 2017 set to mesmerise Oman

Oman Sunday 15/January/2017 22:14 PM
By: Times News Service
Muscat Festival 2017 set to mesmerise Oman

Muscat: Visitors to the 2017 Muscat Festival will have more reasons for cheer than in the past.
With exciting events lined up, organisers of the Muscat Festival say it will be better than in
the past. During the 24-day festival there will be events and performances throughout the Sultanate
of Oman. This year, the festival starts on Thursday, January 19, and continues until February 11.
The festival will be held in Naseem Gardens and Al Amerat Park, and will feature activities such as touring a tropical rain forest, paintball, fireworks, an open theatre, performances of folklore and bands, and a plaza to host a variety of performances, such as a flame show, African show and air-trampoline shows.
Besides this, there will be acrobatic events, educational programs, contests and recreational programs for children, cartoon characters and a large number of food courts for visitors at
both venues. Amerat Park will also host a heritage village, which provides a glimpse of the traditional Omani lifestyle.
Since it began in February 1998, Muscat Festival has invented and reinvented itself, becoming a major entertainment spectacle, plus a carnival and a shopping wonder, all rolled into one.
Amerat Park The Heritage Village at Amerat Park provides a glimpse of the traditional Omani lifestyle, with a historic look at life in Oman and its culture. A tour of the Village helps visitors view a picture of life from Oman’s past, as well as the well-maintained traditions Oman is known for.
Naseem Park
The Tropical Rainforest - A tropical forest with its natural components and effects, including plant collections and waterways.
Tour Of Oman
The Tour of Oman is scheduled to take place between February 16th and 21st. It contains six stages, and passes several landmarks in Oman.— Photos by Shabin E