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Muscat Festival

The biggest event in Muscat (if not Oman) is this annual month-long festival held in several outdoor venues around the city. The festival showcases Omani and neighbouring Arabic culture with poetry recital, traditional dancing and craft displays. The event also attracts dance and acrobatic acts from other countries and includes fireworks and shopping stalls, mainly from the subcontinent and Far East.

Date: 18 January 2018 - 10 February 2018
Venue: Amerat Park and Naseem Park.
Website: http://www.muscat-festival.com
Cost:

Free.


Ramadan

During the Holy Month of Ramadan tents are erected in hotel gardens for people to break their fast after sundown with a selection of Omani favourites like harees (thick cereal dish) and sweetmeats like halwa (sugar and rose water confection).

Date: 16 May 2018 - 14 June 2018
Venue: Throughout the city.

National Day

Muscat celebrates national day with patriotic fervour with street lights, flags, camel races and public holidays. The 40th anniversary of the Renaissance (the period ushered in by the much beloved current Sultan) is celebrated in royal style.

Date: 18 November 2018 - 18 November 2018
Venue: Throughout the city.