Oman’s Ministry of Tourism (MoT) has confirmed its support of the Food Festival – Muscat Eat 3, which attracts world-renowned international chefs and food lovers.
The event complements Oman MoT’s mission to celebrate and put the spotlight on the Sultanate’s rich cultural heritage, in line with the tourism sector’s development plan under the Oman Tourism Strategy 2040.
The third edition of Muscat Eat has been expanded with new features, such as the First Omani Food Festival, Mobile Food Carts Festival and Food Festival at Al Mouj Golf Course. Over 90 high-profile chefs, restaurant owners and leading Omani and international entities from the food sector will be showcasing their international delicacies and traditional Omani cuisine, amidst a fun and entertaining atmosphere.
Director of tourism events department, Oman MoT, Anwar Said Al Balushi commented: “Our support of the Food Festival – Muscat Eat 3 complements our endeavour to enhance all aspects of the Omani tourism sector, including food, and position the Sultanate amongst the world’s leading tourism destinations.”
He continued: “Over the past two editions, the festival has proved to be a major contributor to the growth of tourism, attracting tens of thousands of food lovers, which further established Oman’s leadership as a global destination for outstanding hospitality. The third edition adds great new value as it hosts a series of interactive activities that allow visitors to explore Oman’s most popular folk dishes with its rich flavours, as well as enjoy the best of international cuisine, prepared by the best local and international chefs. Visitors will also have an opportunity to enjoy the essence of Omani hospitality, which is characterised by originality, generosity and exceptional reception.”
The third edition of Food Festival – Muscat Eat will run for three weekends. The First Omani Food Festival will kick off from November 14-16 and will be followed by the Food Truck Festival featuring food trucks and pop up street stalls from November 28-30 the following week. The culmination of the food festival will take place from December 5-7. It will showcase the launch of several recreational and entertaining programmes and will feature a number of exclusive offers.