The event will be organised by the Muscat Municipality, Ministry of Tourism, Oman Tourism Development Company (Omran) and Muscat Eat.
The beach carnival is driven by the joined efforts of the key partners, as part of the Implementation, Support and Follow-up Unit (Tanfeedh) initiatives to boost the local tourism through better utilisation of 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.
Eng Badar Ali al Bahri, director general of Muscat Municipality Seeb, said, “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 cafés.”
Abdullah Salim al Thahli, assistant director general of Tourism Products and Sites Development, pointed out the key role these events play in attracting visitors and local tourism.
He said, “Oman is known for its long beaches that can be perfect for events that increase local tourism and attract more visitors who are looking for beach experiences.
“The carnival vision falls in line with the National Tourism Strategy that aims to develop local tourism throughout the sultanate by creating innovative experiences. Tourism festivals have been growing recently in the sultanate.”