Muscat – Wilayats across the sultanate came alive during the three days of Eid al Adha with large-scale celebrations planned by their respective walis and governors.
Celebrations in Al Awabi, South Batinah, kicked off on Thursday with ‘Eid al Awabi’ – a grand three-day affair. Organised by the Office of the Wali of Al Awabi and overseen by the Governor’s Office, the festival aimed to showcase the wilayat’s natural heritage and tourism assets.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Ahmed al Junaibi, Wali of Al Awabi and Chairman of the Organising Committee of the event, presided over the opening ceremony. Notable attendees included Badr bin Nasser al Sharqi, Member of Majlis A’Shura, among several esteemed guests and officials. The festival presented a diverse array of activities, including theatre performances, an Awabi poetry competition, traditional games, and theme corners dedicated to children, the environment and technology.
In Al Buraimi, the Eid al Adha activities organised by the Governor’s Office captivated attendees across all age groups. Over the course of three days, a multitude of programmes and events unfolded, including theatrical performances featuring beloved cartoon characters and engaging musical acts.
In Mudhaibi, North Sharqiyah Municipality organised ‘Eid Delight’, a two-day affair. Participants took part in competitions, horse riding, games featuring cartoon characters and a range of children’s entertainment activities. ‘Eid Joy’ corners offered face painting, photo ops, delectable food and showcased products crafted by productive families.
Liwa, North Batinah, hosted a two-day event – ‘Al Ayud’ – celebrating the wilayat’s renowned folk artistes. The event featured captivating performances to ensure a memorable experience for children and a wide array of recreational activities spanning sports, cultural competitions and art sessions.
These Eid al Adha celebrations brought communities together in wilayats, fostering a sense of unity and joy. The wide variety of activities created an unforgettable experience for residents and visitors alike, further enriching the festive spirit of the occasion.