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FREE EXHIBITION IN LONDON SHOWCASING THE SULTANATE OF OMAN

24 November 2011

Oman Tourism Office

 FREE EXHIBITION IN LONDON SHOWCASING THE SULTANATE OF OMAN

 03 December 2011, 10am to 4pm, exhibition road

The Oman Ministry of Tourism Office in the UK and Ireland in association with the Omani Student Society in London is delighted to mark the anniversary of The Sultanate of Oman’s 41st National Day with a free exhibition held at the Queens’ Hall of the Imperial College, Exhibition Road, London on 3 December 2011, from 10am to 4pm. The exhibition will incorporate all aspects of Oman’s Culture, Nature, Geology and History, through Travel, Photography, Art, Design, Traditional Clothing, National Manuscripts and Books. Hands on displays include a photo studio, a cinema area, food tasting and a traditional Henna tent.

 

Visitors will be warmly welcomed with Omani Halwa, dates and Omani coffee at the entrance while they watch a video introduction to The Sultanate. The exhibition will give them the opportunity to find out more about Oman’s fascinating culture and hearitage, 6,000 year history and geology treasures. An Arabian tent situated in the middle of the exhibition hall will reflect Omani traditions and lifestyle including examples of Omani National Dress. A photo studio attached to this section will give visitors the chance to take souvenir photographs wearing Omani outfits.

In addition, the exhibition will display one of the best collections of Omani photographs and art created by Omani professional photographers and artists, all reproducing significant aspects of Omani’s history, modern day life and future opportunities.

 

A bookstall will have a variety of Omani publications on display and to purchase emphasising the mission of the event which is “Knowledge Drives Oman Forward”.

 

For those interested in visiting Oman, The Ministry of Tourism, Oman Air and a selection of tour operators and hotels will offer information on how to go there, where to stay and what to visit.

About Oman’s 41st National Day:

Among Oman’s numerous Festivals and Events, National Day celebrates Sultan Qaboos‘ reign and deserves a special mention. Celebrated with much grandeur every year on 18 November, it is accompanied by camel races, traditional dancing and stunning light decorations in its capital Muscat and many other places of the Sultanate. With over 750 Omani students studying in the UK they too celebrate National Day by sharing their culture and heritage in a different location each year. Last year the event took place at Cardiff’s National Museum, The Wales Museum.

 

 

For more information about Oman please contact:

 

Oman Ministry of Tourism Representative Office in the UK and Ireland

Sangita Makwana/Alicia Iglesias Cortes

Tel: + 44 208 877 4503/4

Email: oman@representationplus.co.uk

Visit: www.omantourism.gov.om

 

For more information on the Exhibition:

Visit: www.omanssl.net

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