Muscat is the seat of government and the largest city of the Governorate of Muscat, and the capital city of Oman. Tourist facilities are excellent in Muscat, with most Muscat hotels offering beach front amenities along the Gulf of Oman. Muscat hotels range from the simplest accommodations to facilities with full amenities including day spa, concierge service, and in-room Jacuzzi. Oman hotels offer equivalent accommodations throughout the country.
Muscat holidays reflect the mysterious splendour of Oman, plus its heritage, customs, and Arab traditions of the Omani citizens. The Muscat Festival is held January through February in the Al Qurm Natural Park highlighting the arts and traditions of Oman. Traditional industries are showcased in the Muscat Festival, too. The Oman Ministry of Tourism organizes cultural events at the Al Falaj Castle Theatre as well as at the Al Morooj Theatre of the Salalah, Dhofar Governorate to round out the selection of Muscat holidays for local participants and avid tourists alike.
Local and international performances are scheduled for the Muscat Festival. Performances are categorized into Skill Shows, Events for Women, Cultural Events, Desert Panorama, and Family Village Events. The Cultural Events highlight the interaction of spectators with poets and orators of the Arab world. The Family Village Events in the Muscat Festival of Oman is a showcase of international music concerts and games which strengthens the family structure of Omani people. For a fascinating and informative look at life in an Arab state, a visit to Muscat, Oman is definitely a must.