Sunday, December 5, 2010

40th National Day Celebrations in Oman

Sultan Qaboos bin Said on 40th National Day of Oman
November 18th 2010 was Oman’s 40th National Day. Monday, 29th November , 2010 was celebrated as the Festival Day of the same. Under the glorious reign of  His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said, this country in the Gulf region has acquired a prestigious position among the GCC as well as other world nations in various aspects.

18th November, 2010
His Majesty  Sultan Qaboos bin Said, the Supreme commander of the Armed Forces, presided over the military parade on Thursday (18th Noember) evening at the military parade ground at Al Hism al Shumookh to mark the Sultanate’s 40th National Day. Units of the Sultan’s Armed Forces(SAF), Royal Guard of Oman (RGF), and Royal Oman Police (ROP) took part in the same.

Muscat is  fully lighted up with lights in red, green and white (the national colours). This can be  seen everywhere, on highways, commercial and residential buildings. It is a great pleasure to take a trip from Muscat to Seeb area. The colourful lights all the way... awsome... can't describe the joyful feelings in words........  Holiday mood everywhere... We, being the 'expatriates'  are also indulging in the celebrations as the natives do. The same patriotic feeling we feel when saluting the tricolour Indian national flag, we experience here when we see Oman's national flag also.That's the spirit. In Indian schools, there were school assemblies on this occasion. Kids attended the assembly wearing  national flag's coloured  outfits and in Omani dresses waving Oman national flags .. Celebrations everywhere.... 
LIghts everywhere..

Muscat Palace Gate decorated with lights
Queen Elizabeth, the Chief Guest(25-28th November, 2010) in Muscat

Queen Elizabeth visited the Sultanate after more than 30years. His Majesty  Sultan Qaboos bin Said along with the Royal Family Members, ministers and Senior Omani Officials  received Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of the UK, Northern Ireland & Head of the Commonwealth in Sultan Qaboos Royal Airport in Muscat on 25th November evening. The Queen was accompanied by Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburg.
Queen Elizabeth shaking hands with senior Omani officials at Al Alam Palace
Queen Elizabeth and His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said visit the Tate Exhibition
An official welcome was organized for the Queen on Friday on the occasion of her visit to Oman.  His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said led the welcoming party on behalf of the arrival of Queen Elizabeth and  Prince Philip.
Queen Elizabeth and His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said Exchange gifts
His Majesty  Sultan Qaboos bin Said and the Queen visited Al Alam Palace to see the ‘Art of Seeing Nature-Masterpieces from Tate Britain’ organized as a part of celebrations of the 40th National Day of Oman. The exhibition included a number of paintings depicting the splendid landscapes in Britain and the Middle East by renowned British artists.

On Saturday afternoon, horse shows and races were held in Al A’diyat in Seeb in honour of the Queen’s visit. The Queen and Prince Philip left Muscat on Sunday(28th November) after their four days state visit.

Strength of women
To the finishing point
Camel Race
To attain the goal...
Celebrations following the Festival Day
Children's Parade
Patriotic children

Future of Oman is safe in their hands

From Children's Parade
On Tuesday(30th Nov)  evening a tea party was hosted by His Majesty  Sultan Qaboos bin Said at Al Alam Palace. King Abdulla of Jordan, Lt Gen Abd Rabu Mansoor Hadi - Vice President of Yemen , Dr. Ahmed Zaki Badr – Education minister and Envoy of the President of Egypt and Susil Premajayantha – Sri Lankan Minister were some among those dignitaries who attended the Tea Party.
Tea Party
His Majesty  Sultan Qaboos bin Said presided over the Oman Military Music Festival (Tattoo) at Al Fatah Square in Wattayah under the theme 'Loyalty and Obedience March' on Wednesday Afternoon.
From the Military Parade
From the Military Parade
From the Military Parade
From Al Fata Square, Wattayah
Fireworks shows were arranged in various cities of the Sultanate.
Oman World Fireworks Championship 2010 will be held from 6th to 17th  December, 2010. The location is  Qurm Natural Park, Muscat. This will be an unforgettable experience for the audience. 

2nd Asian Beach Games will be held in Musanna from 8th to 16th December, 2010.

And the celebrations are going on... going on.............


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