This packed weekend could be a benchmark of sorts for those seeking a perfect finale to the week, with marathon, rugby, opera, art, music and lots of entertainment at the Muscat Festival
Muscat Festival 2018
When: January 18, 4pm
Where: Al Amerat, Naseem Gardens, and the Oman Automobile Association
Muscat Festival will begin this evening, promising to showcase mesmerising sights, food and entertainment for adults and children alike.
Timings: The gates will be open from 4pm to 11pm on weekdays, and on weekends the festival will be open from 4pm to 12am.
Entry: 200 baisas for adults and 100 baisas for children.
The festival will feature fireworks, open theatre performances, folklore, and bands.
There will also be acrobatic events, educational programmes, contests and recreation programmes for children, cartoon characters, and a large number of food courts for visitors.
Al Mouj Muscat Marathon 2018
When: January 18 & 19, 6am
Where: Al Mouj
Get ready for the Al Mouj Muscat Marathon 2018.
The opening day, today, will be dedicated to a Kids Run for greater engagement with the next generation of runners. Tomorrow, Friday, will see the established Marathon, Half Marathon and 10km Race complimented by two new categories: A Charity Fun Run and a Marathon Relay open to teams of four to six runners who will each run part of the full 42km course.
The Kids Run will feature three courses: 1km for children born in 2010 and 2011; 2.5km for those born in 2008 and 2009; and 4km for those born 2006 and 2007.
For the 5km Charity Fun Run, an official charity organisation will be identified and announced to allow competitors to run for a cause.
Building on the success of a record field in 2017, the Al Mouj Muscat Marathon will again benefit from the successful partnership of Oman Sail, Muscat Road Runners and continued support of title sponsor Al Mouj Muscat.
When: January 18 & 20, 7pm
Completed in 1831, Bellini’s La Sonnambula (The Sleepwalker) is a landmark work in the belcanto repertoire. A lovely sleepwalker Amina is about to be married to Elvino, a rich landowner, but Elvino becomes jealous and discards Amina when she sleepwalks into the room of Conte Rodolfo. However, Elvino is greatly moved when he hears the sleepwalking Amina tenderly sing of her love for him – and the wedding is on again. Marvelously staged by the famous Argentine stage director, Hugo de Ana, the production features singers renowned for exquisite belcanto performances. Lyric soprano Rosa Feola honours ROHM with her debut as Amina. Elvino is sung by award-winning tenor Antonino Siragusa and Nicola Ulivieri, noted for his beautiful bass voice, sings Conte Rodolfo. The orchestra of Fondazione Arena di Verona is conducted by Antonello Allemandi.
Lucasdirty ft Pharaoh
When: January 18, 10pm
Where: On The Rocks Muscat
Lucasdirty is returning to On the Rocks for another crazy night of partying. A regular on the Dubai nightlife scene lucasdirty was recently voted one of the best looking DJ. Bringing his own vibe is Oman’s DJ Pharaoh.
Hi-Tech Cup 2nd Edition
When: January 19, 10am
Where: Ras Al Hamra Recreation Center – Tennis Club
2018 marks the second edition of the HI-TECH Cup, sponsored by HI-TECH Oman.
Programme includes qualifications on Friday and final rounds on Saturday, with closing ceremony and dinner. The Hi-Tech Tennis Cup is meant to offer maximum playability for the participants as well as a exhibit good tennis matches for all RAHRC tennis fans.
Vantage Zumba – Ladies Only
When: January 19, 11am
Where: Vantage International Muscat
Come along and get fit with Zumba at Vantage International this weekend.
ISMA Football Meet
When: January 19, 3pm
Where: Indian School Muscat
Calling all ISM alumni… Be a part of the ISM Alumni vs. ISM Seniors Football game event on January 19th 2018. Watch ISM Alumni take on ISM Seniors in a series of friendly football games in the turf ground at Indian School Muscat.
Tunes ‘Yamaha’ Launch
When: January 18, 6pm & 19, 7pm
Where: Yamaha Showroom Ruwi (on 18), Oman Avenues Mall (on 19)
Tunes will be opening its doors for the launch of ‘YAMAHA’ showrooms in two prime locations – Alkhuwair and Ruwi (Rex Road).
The grand openings will boast live performances by international Belarusian Artist Victor Smolski, who is a guitarist, producer, composer, author and educator. Smolksi will perform the best of his repertoire, from rock and jazz guitar to heavy metal classics.
Following through will be a selection of classical, Jazz and Latin music showcasing the different divisions of the showroom.
Kargeen Nights at Muscat Bay
When: January 19, 7pm
Where: Muscat Bay
Join Kargeen for a spectacular dining experience under the stars at Muscat Bay. Indulge in a Bedouin style buffet spread with delectable BBQ grills coupled with soulful music to elevate your evening experience.
A Bite for A Healthy Life
When: January 19, 7pm
Where: Hayat’s Restaurant
It is time for an exciting juice competition and menu tasting at @hayats_restarant, hosted by Instagrammer beinglayla_a. Participants can create their own healthy juice with their own ingredients at the event, and stand a chance to win giveaways and the addition of your creation on the menu.
Alex Magala Live in Oman
When: January 19, 8pm
Where: Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa
Shangri-La is the place to be to watch Alex Magala Sword Master Show. This thrilling show will present Alex Magala, an entertainer and sword swallower – winner of Russia’s Got Talent 2013, finalist in Britain’s Got Talent 2016, and finalist in Italia’s Got Talent 2013. He will be supported by DJ Pharaoh.
Drop D Show
When: January 19, 9pm
Where: Grand Hyatt Muscat
Enjoy a rocking time at Club Safari on Friday, singing along your favourite rock
classics and dancing to the tunes.
Modern Calligraphy Workshop
When: January 20, 9:30am
Where: Kargeen Café
Learn the basic foundations, tips and tricks of Calligraphy art using the Pointed pen technique at Kargeen Café.
Paint With Me
When: January 20, 10am
Where: Sununu Muscat, 7th villa after Mars Supermarket 18th November Street
Come and paint your own furniture and other home projects under the guidance of a trained professional. You will have access to a full choice of Chalk Paint™ colours, waxes and other materials. Share the workshop space with other creative people while listening to music and exploring the wonders of Annie Sloan’s decorative paint, Chalk Paint™. All Chalk Paint™ and other materials you use on the day will be included in the cost of the workshop. The furniture should be easy enough to carry in the boot of the car and should be small enough to be finished within 4-5 hours. Come and join in the fun!
When: January 20, 10pm
Where: Rumba Lattina
Enjoy the African Night at Rumba Latina with Dj Swahili Boy, DJ Sharobaro and DJ Sam.
Also check out what movies are running in Oman this week, right here.