Oman: Heritage Ministry successfully organizes Fan Festival for football fans

The Ministry of Heritage and Tourism of the Sultanate of Oman has shared an update about the recent fan festival that the event has been a magnificent success over the past few weeks. The fan fest was organized under the supervision of the Sultanate of Oman.

Oman: Heritage Ministry successfully organizes Fan Festival for football fans (image credits Facebook)
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Sultanate of Oman:

The Ministry of Heritage and Tourism of the Sultanate of Oman has shared an update about the recent fan festival that the event has been a magnificent success over the past few weeks. The fan fest was organized under the supervision of the Sultanate of Oman.

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As per the updates from the festival, the program was accompanied by the World Cup Qatar 2022, which took place from November 20 to December 18 in the Oman Center for Conference and Exhibition garden.

The officials have stated that the event successfully polarised 92 over a hundred thousand football fans, other citizens and residents, and visitors. 

Furthermore, as the tournament entered the advanced roles, the festival received a massive response from a generous audience to book entry tickets. 

The tickets were sold out immediately after the release in advance between several days, according to the pre-booking mechanism.

As per the sources, the tickets led to a special last night of the global event of the FIFA World Cup Final, 2022, where more than 5800 visitors showed up for the electric final between Argentina and France, which ended with Argentina being crowned as Qatar 2022 World Cup champions.

The event registered more than 7,100 visitors, the highest number of visitors in a single day as the quarter-final matches between Morocco, Spain, Portugal and Switzerland.

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Moreover, in his statement after the tournament, the Deputy Director of the Ministry of Heritage and Tourism and Chairman of the Steering Committee of the Sultanate of Oman, Azan bin Qasim Al-Bousaidi Accompanied the Program for the 2022 World Cup Qatar, where spoke,

 “At the outset, we would like to congratulate our brothers in Qatar for the great success.” Which achieved in organizing an exceptional tournament and hosting a historic one for the biggest global football event,”

Additionally, he added: “On the other hand, the football fans festival, one of the main focal points of the World Cup programme initiatives, was able to transfer this exceptional World Cup atmosphere to the Sultanate of Oman with thousands of visitors arriving daily to enjoy.”

The deputy director of the ministry added that the spectators enjoyed watching matches, activities and other events in a family atmosphere with distinction. “The perfect combination of recreational and athletic activities has proven successful in providing a rich and unique experience to visitors exceeding expectations.” Said Al-Bousaidi.

In addition, on his part, the executive president of the Omran Group, Al-Fadel / Hashel bin Obaidel Al-Mahrouqi, commented: “Sports have always been one of the key factors that contribute to the benefit of the tourist destinations enjoyed by the Sultanate of Oman.”

Al Mahrouqi added, “With this historic hosting of the World Cup in the region, in addition to the great popularity of football in the Sultanate of Oman, 

we have worked on organizing this unique festival to be a family and sporting event together, and we are pleased with the great turnout to visit the festival daily to enjoy this event for the atmosphere”.

As per the recent information from the steering committee of the Sultanate of Oman program towards the FIFA World Cup, 

the committee has worked hard to provide the best services in designing and implementing Fan festivals for football fans worldwide.

The officials have ensured the benefits of small and medium entities from this event by engaging in various stages. The efforts paved the way in front of more than 90 walking establishments. 

Pillar in the organization of accompanying events in operational operations and the corner of the food festival and entertainment activities, it has received great responses from participants and visitors alike.

The football fan fest was designed to showcase and feature a variety of areas, with each focusing on serving one important aspect of the festivities read as follows,

– Sponsor areas

– Food festival corner

– Two activity areas with 22 different activities

– Tent pitch C for football

– Theatre area with Giant screens  

Furthermore, a special esports competition has also been organized in which more than 140 players took part in association with Golden Joystick to broadcast the final match on the main screen of the festival,

It was solved in centre A For the first player, Fahr Al-Kandi, followed by his rival Saleh Al-Ghasani. The third place went to Wesam Al-Rouhi player.

Besides all the arrangements for the global event, the festival also sponsored the football tournament for schools in Muscat Governorate in cooperation with the General Directorate of Education with the participation of 960 students from 96 schools.

The deputy director of the ministry of Heritage stated that a prize ceremony was held on the main platform, which crowned the students of Al-Dahir District Primary Education School in the first place, and Daghmer Elementary School in the second, during Muscat International Private School team in the third place.

The executive president of the Omran Group concluded his speech by saying: “On behalf of the Omran group, I am pleased to extend my thanks and appreciation to all the members of the steering committee of the Sultanate of Oman program accompanied by the World Cup, headed by the Ministry of Heritage, Tourism, Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth, 

“To A side to all sponsors of the festival, football fans, SME participants, and all the volunteers, Over 300 individuals from the Oman College of Tourism and other volunteer teams and teams, for supporting the event and contributing to its appearance in the planned manner.”

Al-Mharouqi cited: “We should not forget the significant role played by our partners representing both Omani Airways, Oman Airports, the Oman Sultanate Police, the Civil Defense and Ambulance, and the health and safety teams on site for their significant role in keeping all visitors safe.”

Many thanks to the fans who turned out every day in thousands and made this event memorable.”

In the end, over the past few days, the program of activities and events has ensured the participation of several players of the Sultanate of Oman football team. Members of the youth team also witnessed another similar visit.

Continuing the exciting surprises at the Football Fans’ Festival, the audience was on a date with a special participation of the Steel Band of the Omani Al-Sultani Music and with a special concert by the artist Salah Al-Zidgali, who took part in a harmonious ensemble on the closing day of the festival.

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