Muscat: Oman’s first ever beach carnival will take place from 7-9 March, 2019, at Sur Al Hadid Corniche in the Wilayat of Seeb.
Titled Sur-Al-Hadid, the carnival is driven by the joint efforts of the key partners such as OMRAN (Oman Tourism Development Company), the Ministry of Tourism, Muscat Eat and Muscat Municipality, as part of the Implementation, Support and Follow-up Unit (Tanfeedh) initiatives to boost the local tourism through better utilisation of the beaches to host unique tourism events.
The event also aims to encourage the participation of local SMEs, local community members and institutions. Sur Al Hadid Beach Carnival will feature a variety of activities perfect for children and families, including street food dining options, beach bazaars and live bands. Guests can also enjoy water sports and beach games to compliment the three-day event.
Eng. Badar Ali Al Bahri, Director General of Muscat Municipality Seeb, said: “Organising Sur Al Hadid Beach Carnival aims to promote local tourism. The active partnership between Muscat Municipality, Ministry of Tourism and OMRAN has resulted in the creation of this event to be organised at Sur Al Hadid Corniche, the first beachfront destination that is fully equipped to host public beach events and attract various audiences from local community and beyond. The carnival aligns with the efforts to boost local tourism and also offers Omani SMEs and local talents an ideal platform to creatively present their services and products.
He added: “Muscat Municipality has taken into consideration the importance of improving public areas in Muscat. Seeb Waterfront development is one of the remarkable milestones and Sur Al Hadid beachfront has been developed according to best urban planning standards, incorporating modern facilities, pedestrian walkways, bicycle tracks, and restaurants and cafes.”