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Racing simulators dazzle youth at Muscat Nights

24 Jan 2023 By MOHAMMED TAHA

Muscat – The ongoing Muscat Nights feature a wide variety of attractions, including entertainment activities for the whole family, sports, art competitions and cultural programmes.

Oman Automobile Association is one of the four venues chosen by Muscat Municipality to woo visitors to enjoy its activities.

The three other venues are Qurum Natural Park, Naseem Garden and Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Speaking to Muscat Daily, a Muscat Municipality official said, “Oman Automobile Association is presenting many activities – competitions that challenge intelligence and physical strength, stunt activities like drifting, car games and it also has a Children’s Games Village.”

Other attractions include stage performances, a pavilion for SMEs and productive families, food carts, a padel court, a Japanese village, a crafts village, a special theatre for electronic arts, electronic gaming truck competitions (the first in the sultanate), and racing simulators, which are attracting and dazzling many youngsters.

Fourteen-year-old Hossam Mohamed said, “I came to enjoy the outdoor electronic games here. It’s a lot of fun with many enthusiastic contestants. I love the atmosphere. There is a wide variety of interesting activities, especially for young people who love car racing.”

Another visitor, 23-year-old Hamed al Balushi from Seeb, was impressed with the open-air gaming area. “This is an opportunity to enjoy these games with other gaming enthusiasts.”

Twenty-year-old Ali al Sheyadi who came from Rustaq said, “I love simulation games. These games are very stimulating and also improve ability to control real automation, like tanks, ships and planes.”

However, Sheyadi also enjoyed the other attractions at Oman Automobile Association, such as the comedy theatre, SMEs stalls, sports equipment shops, antique collections and food carts.

Zaher al Aghbari, who came to enjoy the stage shows with his family, thoroughly enjoyed the racing simulators and the products available in the Japanese village.

“I was impressed with the online ticket booking facility. It made entry to the festival’s activities easy without encountering any crowds,” Aghbari said.

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