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How to Celebrate National Day in Oman

From fireworks to can't-miss hotel deals on staycations in Oman, here's how you can celebrate National Day in style

Posted on

7 November 2019

Last updated on 7 November 2019
Clarice Awa at ExpatWoman
by Clarice Awa
How to Celebrate National Day in Oman

Here's what's happening for Oman National Day and what you can add to your holiday plans

This year's National Day of Oman is just around the corner, and the country is gearing up for a day of stunning fireworks, camel races, and parades. Celebrated every year on November 18th to commemorate Oman's independence the Kingdom of Portugal in 1650.

The Oman government has announced that the country will observe a public holiday on Monday, November 18 and Tuesday, November 19 - making the perfect opportunity for citizens, residents, and visitors of Oman to celebrate all the things that makes Oman special, from its great traditions to its rich culture and environment.

Below, we've compiled all the ways to celebrate Oman National Day for 2019.

Watch the fireworks

Expect to see the skies light up across the country in honour of National Day in Oman 2019. It's recommended to plan ahead so you can get a good front-row seat to a spectacular fireworks show.

Where to watch the National Day fireworks in Oman:

  • Al Amerat - From 8 PM
  • Salalah - From 8 PM
  • Al Seeb - From 8 PM
  • Take a staycation

    Go beyond the border for an amazing getaway. Enjoy a glamourous staycation in Oman at the luxurious Sundus Rotana Muscat from AED 399, inclusive of breakfast, pool access, private beach, sauna, fitness centre, and more!

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Go quad biking or for a buggy ride

Celebrate the National Day of Oman with an exciting adrenaline rush! Enjoy half an hour of quad biking or buggy ride on Oman Hatta road. Prices start at AED 150 per person.

Click here for your Cobone voucher.

Catch the National Day parades

Expect to see the main streets of Oman come to life in celebration of National Day. The main highlight is the Glorious National Day Military Parade, held every year and attended by members of the Royal Army of Oman (RAO), Royal Navy of Oman (RNO), Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO), Royal Guard of Oman (RGO), Sultan's Special Forces (SSF), Royal Oman Police (ROP), and Royal Court Affairs (RCA).

Go shopping and dining in Oman

Select retail and dining outlets throughout the country will be offering promotions for the annual occasion. It's one of the best times of the year to treat yourself, loved ones, and friends to a special gift or a delicious dinner.

Wave the Oman flag with pride

Days before the National Day of Oman, citizens and expatriates rush to purchase festive decorations in the national flag colours to adorn their cars, homes, offices, and more. Wave the national flag with pride!