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Dec 19, 2012

Quriyat Sea Festival on December 27

At a press conference which was held at the Ministry of Tourism yesterday, Saud bin Salim al Balushi, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Education for Educational Planning and Human Resources Development and Chairman of the Organizing Committee for Quriyat Sea Festival, said that the festival will be organized on December 27 under the theme 'Quriyat, Authenticity and Beauty'.
The festival is organized by Voluntary Peace Friends Team at Quriyat Club in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism. The Festival, which is part of Muscat Capital of Arab Tourism events 2012, aims at promoting the wilayat as an Arab and international tourist destination. It also aims at encouraging youths in the wilayat to promote marine sports and enhance love for the nation and loyalty to HM the Sultan.
He said that the events will be organized in morning and evening sessions. The morning session, which will be presided over by Ahmed bin Nasser al Mehrzi, Minister of Tourism, will include divers' performances, traditional arts, Ghadhafa and bikes performances, rowing race and opening of the general exhibition and the marine heritage exhibition.
The evening session includes marathon competitions and beach games, in addition to traditional games and marine races. They also include art competitions for children.
The concluding ceremony, which will be held in the evening session, will be held under the auspices of Sayyid Saud bin Hilal al Busaidy, Minister of State and Governor of Muscat. It will include an operetta that comprises six plateaus.