Muscat malls gear up for top cultural fest
Muscat, January 21, 2014
Muscat and Qurum City Centre, leading shopping and leisure destinations, have announced their sponsorship of this year’s Muscat Festival featuring family-focused events will be hosted at both malls.
Held annually since 1998 by the Muscat Municipality, the Muscat Festival will run from January 23 until February 28, commemorating the past and present cultures of the Sultanate. Last year, the event welcomed over a million visitors in Oman.
“In line with Majid Al Futtaim’s vision in creating great moments for everyone every day, Muscat City Centre is pleased to partner with Muscat Festival,” said Husam Al Mandhari, senior mall manager at Muscat City Centre.
Majid Al Futtaim Properties is the leader in the ownership, development and management of shopping malls, hotels and complimentary mixed use communities in the Mena region.
“Our commitment as sponsors demonstrates our support towards the government’s initiatives with a hope to strengthen the camaraderie among the community and the Sultanate’s tourism aspirations. In conjunction with the festival, we are also opening the doors of our newly enhanced facilities – the food court and Magic Planet - to provide more options to our guests,” Al Mandhari added.
Celebrating the re-opening of the newly renovated food court and Magic Planet at Muscat City Centre, the mall will host family entertainment and competitions in the form of tournaments over three weekends, which will be aired, live on local radio.
Participants will battle it out over air hockey, basketball, racing games and many more to win exciting prizes.
“Muscat Festival is a major cultural event in the Sultanate that Qurum City Centre is proud to be part of it as sponsors. Committed to providing memorable moments for the whole family, Qurum City Centre will be hosting family entertainment and interactive activities for children and cross promotions between retailers to reward loyal shoppers,” said Watfa Humaid Al Harthy, senior mall manager at Qurum City Centre.
Qurum City Centre invites families to celebrate and join in the fun as the mall hosts interactive and educational activities such as an illusionist that children will surely enjoy, and a trickster who will roam around the mall to amuse the crowd with fun tricks.
Also a joint promotion between Muscat and Qurum City Centre will be running, where shoppers who spend RO15 ($38.8) from any store located in either mall, will be entered into the grand prize draw to win one of two luxury trips to Disneyland Paris for the whole family.
This is inclusive of two adults and two kids below 12 years of age, and paid accommodation for five nights per family. Any RO15 spend in Carrefour at either mall entitles shoppers to spin the Wheel of Fortune to win instant prizes from dining outlets in the new food court, Magic Planet and more. – TradeArabia News Service