Muscat – Although the activities of Muscat Nights were suspended on Friday due to rain, the festival sites witnessed a good turnout on Saturday.
The festival began on Janu-ary 19 and will continue till February 4.
An official of Muscat Municipality said, “Muscat Nights saw a good number of visitors at its four venues that are offering a wide variety of activities.”
On Saturday, Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre hosted renowned Syrian composer and singer Tarek Alarabi Tourgane and his family – Muhammad, Dima and Tala – who celebrated their childhood memories in a concert.
Tourgane and his family are counted among the most popular artistic families in the Arab world best known for composing theme songs for animated series.
The Muscat Municipality official said, “Their presentations are humorous and fun to watch. They tour extensively with the aim of bringing back childhood memories with sweet melodies and words that reflect the meaning of life, friendship and family.”
Show jumping championship
The final of Muscat Nights Show Jumping Championship was held at Qurum Natural Park on Saturday. Muhammad al Hadhrami of Royal Cavalry won the championship. The event was a show of equestrian skills that thrilled visitors.
“The four-day champio-nship is counted among the local show jumping league competitions,” the Muscat Municipality official said.
Qurum Natural Park also witnessed drone shows which dazzled visitors. Drones flew in different formations filling the night sky with shimmering lights.
Other attractions at Qurum Natural Park included activities by the lakeside, boat shows and helium balloon displays.
Activities at Oman Automobile Association included a theatrical samurai performance in a Japanese Village set up on the venue grounds.
The activities of the Japanese Village started on January 24 and will continue till February 4. Kimonos are available to visitors for hire in the village for photo ops wearing the traditional Japanese dress.