The Muscat Festival, always a delight

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The city of Muscat in Oman offers many varied attractions for the foreign visitor. In order to make the most of your stay in the country an outstanding accommodation choice would be the Alila Jabal Akdhar, a resort in Oman that offers quality rooms and courteous hospitality.

The vibrant Muscat Festival is undoubtedly one of the nation’s most splendid attractions. Having been acclaimed as the nation’s largest historical and cultural event, this lively festival is Oman’s festive exhibition of the local cultural attractions. These include the country’s distinctive traditions and arts as well as its services and consumer items.

The Muscat Festival features a distinctive flavour, embodying a combination of the old and the new, the traditional and the modern. A diverse selection of different themes is featured at this engrossing festival, including presentations and discussions of such fascinating subjects as the local traditional poetry of the region. In the past the festival has included topics relevant to the present day, such as the development of solar energy. The Muscat Festival features many attractive elements, including such popular highlights as fashion extravaganzas and chocolate promotions.

A great many visitors from the Middle Eastern region frequent this festival which truly offers something for everyone. It is estimated that 1.5 million visitors frequent this popular event. Usually the Muscat Festival runs for about one month, so that there is sufficient time to include the many different facets of the event. The various individual events included in the festival are held at a number of venues across the capital city, with such locations as the Seeb Beach, Omani Heritage Village as well as the Al Qurum National Park being featured for the events.

The nation of Oman also offers a myriad of sightseeing attractions for the visitor. These highlights include such noteworthy attractions as forts, palaces, mosques, museums, parks and other places of interest. These features are sure to capture the interest of the visitor.

Uditha Dharmawardhane is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Roland Lefevre. He specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe.


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