Well there’s a couple of really cool things going on and coming up in Muscat.
Firstly the Oman Food Festival is ongoing at Amerat Park as part of Muscat Festival. RO5 per person and the buffet is open from 7pm to 10pm. It features some yummy Omani dishes and some rather impressive shuwa! Takeaway is also available for RO1.5 per person. B and I visited last week and despite being a rather picky eater he loved it and being able to sit outdoors among all the unusual sounds and smells of the festival while eating was a really fun experience. Festival runs until Feb 28.
Secondly – and this is what I am VERY excited about – Chris Tucker (yep that one from Rush Hour… no not Jackie Chan, the OTHER guy!) is coming to Muscat. I need to go get me some tickets as I am sure if they aren’t sold out already they will be soon. Prices are RO25/RO35/RO45 and RO55 depending on how close you want to be to the front I guess. The gig is being held at the City Amphitheatre (next to Mumtaz Mahal in Qurum) on March 4 and starts at 8pm. Tickets available in all the usual spots – Bose Qurum City Centre, HIFM in MGM, MacKenzies Deli and Connexions Muscat City Centre.
Finally – Justin Bieber is coming to town. Now he might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but what a huge act for Muscat to get. I am sure there are going to be screaming teenagers ahoy at the concert which is due to take place on May 6. Yes it is a school night – one night won’t kill you. No news on location of the gig and such yet and tickets are NOT yet available to buy. They are however available for reservation if you visit www.justinbieberoman.com Tickets are priced at RO35 per ticket for regular, RO50 for premium and RO100 for fanpit. Once again no news about what the extra money per ticket gets you – like the Chris Tucker gig I assume you will just be closer to the stage – but stay tuned to HiFM over the next couple of weeks as I am sure they will let you know. Also kids under the age of 12 need to be accompanied by an adult, but I think that goes without saying!