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Isn’t it a joyful vacation? Be a part of the Muscat vacation

Muscat is located in Oman, a predominantly Muslim country. There are many different vacations in Muscat. In January they celebrate with the Festival of Muscat festivities. This festival is a celebration of Heritage and one of the biggest festivals of the year. This festival consists of Crafts, Folklore, theater performances, educational seminars, poetry readings, literature readings, and Muscat History.

It is both educational and cultural. In the month of March, Omanis celebrate Eid al Adha, also called the Festival of Sacrifice. During this festival, any Muslim capable of pilgrimage to Mecca does so. The sacrifice of sheep, camels and cows also begins. The sacrificial meat of these animals is given to the less fortunate. The Islamic New Year, or Muharram, is in April. Any live entertainment and alcohol are prohibited during this time of year. June is very special, particularly in the middle of June, being the birthday of Mohammad or Mawlid Al Nabi. The Salalah Khareef Festival lasts for 6 weeks from mid-July to August. This festival is to celebrate the monsoon season and Oman’s cultural heritage.

Oman hotels are very popular during this time. In September, the Shopping Festival is held, where you can find special offers and the Autumn Fair at the Oman International Exhibition Center. This Exhibition Center also hosts the Auto Show. Car shows consist of the newest models of vehicles and are open to residents and the public to view. Mid-November, approximately the 18th, is National Day. This day you can see camel races, dances and fireworks. Eid al Fitr, also in November, is a 3-day festival to celebrate the end of Ramadan. This is a time to enjoy being with the family and eating wonderful traditional dishes. There are no empty Muscat hotels when these vacation dates arrive each year.

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