1. Muscat FestivalOne of the grandest festivals in Oman is the Muscat Festival, which showcases the Omani culture and heritage through art forms and various activities. The festival lasts a whole month, between January and February and is a huge celebration. It is a magical festival, reflecting the beauty as well as the history of Oman, and is a beautiful way of preserving its culture, customs and traditions.
Standard events at the festival include theatre performances, acrobatic events, educational programs, sporting, circuses, camel races, contests, recreational programs for children traditional and international food stalls, as well as firework shows. There are also tours for tourists, which provide a glimpse of the typical traditional Omani lifestyle, as well as a look at Oman's past. People from all around Oman come to Muscat to celebrate this grand festival
Dates: January 16th to February 15th 2020
Where: Amerat Park, Oman Automobile Association & Naseem Gardens
2. Salalah FestivalSalalah Tourism Festival occurs during the 'Khareef' or monsoon season of Oman. It typically starts around mid-July and lasts until late August. During the Khareef season, the city of Salalah is transformed into a lush oasis, due to the rain showers that cool the summer air. The festival hosts beautiful artistic as well as cultural shows, with a mix of international programs for international tourists who come to enjoy the festival.
It is a vibrant festival; with clothes stalls, restaurants, music, games, theatrics, circuses and much more. Many families come to have a picnic and enjoy the beautiful monsoon weather, while others come to enjoy the shows, games and fireworks that take place. It gets bigger and grander each year, with more roller coasters, music, cultural activities, food stalls and so on.
Dates: June 30 to August 31
3. Eid Al Adha
4. Sultan Camel Race Cup
Dates: March 19 to March 22
Where: Royal Cavalry Track at Al Felaij, Wilayat of Barka.