Muscat: Just under 900,000 people visited the Muscat Festival this year, according to the latest data from Muscat Municipality (MM).
"877,177 visited Muscat Festival 2018 during the period from January 18, 2018, to February 10, 2018," Muscat Municipality said.
The festival had an array of diverse activities for both locals and those visiting from across the region. This included the Heritage village that gave people a peek into the life of ancient Omanis and their practices. Another highlight was the Bedouin village, where natives from the Sharqiyah region shared the beauty of their celebrated traditions.
Also, thrilling rides, a global exhibition, magic shows, traditional dances, live performances, and local acts attracted hordes of people.
In the spirit of bringing back interesting and informative activities, while adding new flavours to the festival especially for the new generation, the Muscat Festival organised "International Pavilions", where a corner was occupied by embassy representatives on a mission to spread their culture, and to exchange knowledge with Omani people, as well as visitors. Countries such as the United States and Pakistan also had their stalls at the festival.