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Oman Tourism backs Muscat Food Festival

MUSCAT, 23 days ago

The Oman Ministry of Tourism has announced its support for the much-talked-about food festival Muscat Eat, which is back for its second season this November.

To be held from November 15 to 17, 2018 at the Al Mouj Golf (GCM Lawn), Muscat Eat will feature authentic traditional Omani cuisines alongside the most popular dishes in the world. 

A total of 15,500 food lovers from Oman and neighbouring communities flocked to the event’s first season. At least 50 local business owners showcased their delicious fares during the highly successful three-day event, injecting additional vibrancy to the already flourishing food industry in the Sultanate.

Salim Adey Al Mamari, director general of Tourism Promotion, Oman Ministry of Tourism, said: “Muscat Eat is another excellent opportunity to attract people from all over the world to the capital and discover our traditional, unique, and distinctive cuisines specially prepared by our local chefs. Apart from our succulent traditional dishes, famous international food will be showcased during the festival as well.”

“Food is an essential area in which we can further promote Oman as one of the world’s best tourist destinations all year round and it is one of the most effective ways to bond and bring people together regardless of their nationalities and cultural backgrounds. Inspired by our previous success, we are confident that Muscat Eat Season 2 will repeat, if not exceed, the achievements made during the first season,” added Al Mamari.
         
Sarah Najeeb Al Balushi, founder of the Muscat Eat Festival, said: "We created this event with the intention of throwing the spotlight on the local food industry--its unique culinary offerings--and eventually help drive in more tourists. At the same time, the event is also aimed at supporting local SMEs and creating more employment opportunities, we hope that it can later evolve to being a bigger international food festival and reinforce Oman as a highly preferred destination for food enthusiasts."

The Ministry’s support for Muscat Eat Season 2 is aligned with the government’s Tanfeedh strategy programme launched to promote local tourism alongside a number of relevant public-private partnerships, special packages, and fun promos. - TradeArabia News Service




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