The first-ever beach event in Oman will jointly be organised by Muscat Municipality, Ministry of Tourism and Oman Tourism Development Company (Omran), as part of an initiative to boost domestic tourism in the country and promote what Oman has to offer to the community and visitors.
The carnival to be organised by Muscat Eat, will host 70 SMEs, food trucks and popular brands with various food items and refreshments. These will include delicious Omani food freshly made by local home businesses from Seeb community. The outdoor market will also feature a selection of gifts, perfumes, jewelleries, and different items for families.
Children can also enjoy arts and crafts activities such as clay moulding and face painting, together with a series of exciting outdoor games such as bouncy castle, pony riding, Jenga, balloon darts and educational workshops for children to promote sustainable environment practices.
Local bands will entertain visitors by playing modern and traditional Omani music, while adventure enthusiasts can explore a thrilling range of water sports including jet skiing, banana boat riding and kayaking presented by Uniboats. A beach volleyball tournament will also be hosted by Al Seeb Club.
Eng Abdul Wahid al Farsi, director of Business Integration at Omran, the main partner of the event and the head of the organising committee of Sur al Hadid Beach Carnival said, “In order to create a fun-filled experience for the Omani community, we have come up with creative ways in organising various outdoor activities. From water sports, outdoor games, music and market, we make sure everyone in the family will have a favourite activity to choose during the three-day event.”
He added, “The beach carnival will not only strategically contribute to domestic tourism but will also set a healthy business environment for the SMEs in the country. This attracts many business opportunities that will significantly lead to a robust economy through Oman’s already burgeoning tourism industry.”
To ensure an all-rounded, convenient experience for visitors, key supporters will also provide essential community services.