47th National Day Celebrations in Oman

There's lots of stuff happening this weekend to celebrate National Day!

Fireworks: Check out the annual fireworks display at three different locations in the Sultanate. All the shows are scheduled for Saturday at 8:00 pm and are happening at Al Amerat Heights, in Seeb at Wadi Al Khoudh and at the Municipal Entertainment Centre in Dhofar.

Military Parade: This is happening at the parade ground at the Police Task Force headquarters in Seeb. His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said will preside over the event that will feature joint military music bands which comprises ROP, RGO, SAF, RAFO, RNO and Royal Court Affairs. For all of this to happen there are going to be some major traffic diversions to watch out for.

The road between Halban flyover and Rusayl flyover will be closed, including all flyover lanes leading to the Muscat highway between the two flyovers (Halban and Rusayl) from Saturday evening until the end of the parade. The Muscat highway exit from Qurum will switch to an alternate route by turning from Rusayl flyover on the road to the Armed Forces Hospital roundabout and then heading to the Burj Al Sahwah roundabout via Sultan Qaboos street.

Events: City Centre Muscat and City Centre Qurum, will be showing National pride all weekend by treating visitors to Omani halwa and coffee, a traditional way of greeting guests. At City Centre Qurum, a 16-troupe folklore ensemble will display the wealth and diversity of Omani heritage with performances every day from 4-10pm.

At Oman Avenues Mall, witness history being made with a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS official attempt to create the World’s largest 3D national flag built exclusively from LEGO® bricks. At a width of 4 metres and an overall height of 2.2 metres. It will be constructed by a team of experts from STACK Events, and an estimated 168,000 LEGO® bricks will be required to complete it.

Muscat Grand Mall is creating a Hashtag Mosaic - they want you to snap a picture, post & tag and then they're going to create a photo of his Majesty's Face.

Congratulations and wish warm wishes to His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said and the people of Oman on the occasion of the 47th National Day.