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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: 10 January 2019 - 09 February 2019
Venue: Amerat Park and Naseem Park.
Website: http://en.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: 06 May 2019 - 04 June 2019
Venue: Throughout the city.

National Day

Muscat celebrates national day with patriotic fervour with street lights, flags, camel races and public holidays.

Date: 18 November 2019 - 18 November 2019
Venue: Throughout the city.