Omani incense, with its fragrant aroma, is drawing visitors to the Arab Quarter of Souk Okaz, which this year features the participation of 11 Arab countries as part of Taif Season. The Sultanate's pavilion, with its varied pillars, has been highly appreciated by visitors of all age groups.
The Oman pavilion features representations of some of the Sultanate’s most famous landmarks, including a recreation of the Muttrah Souk, and its characteristic architectural design, with narrow, winding alleyways containing shops selling a wide range of goods. There is also a garden area, highlighting Oman’s rich wildlife and nature.
From the corner of “Rustaq,” Mohammed Bani Araba, a craftsman and trainer in the art of palm-weaving, expressed his happiness at being part of Souk Okaz, with the Oman pavilion highlighting a range of handicrafts, including silverware, oils and gums, and leather and wood products.
Bani Araba pointed out that Saudi festivals witness turnouts beyond description, and praised Saudi visitors for their hospitality and their appreciation and respect. He expressed his happiness with the pleasant atmosphere that characterized the province of Taif, which was having a positive impact on visitors from different areas.
He thanked the officials from the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage involved in Taif Season and the organizing committee of the festival for the facilities and logistical support provided, which was reflected in the success of their participation.
The Oman pavilion aims to showcase all aspects of Omani culture, presenting some of its oldest arts on stage, such as traditional sword fighting.