February Events Oman

February in Oman is full of events and interesting places to go.

Muscat Festival
Muscat Festival

By far the most comprehensive is the Muscat Festival. This year it operates from Thursday January 19th through to February 11th from late afternoon at 2 main locations Naseem Part and Al Amrat Park. The festival is full of activities, however the traditional village in  Al Amrat Park is especially interesting for foreign visitors. On page 39 & 125 of the Bradt Guide to Oman.

Tour of Oman Cycle Race
Tour of Oman Cycle Race

Almost immediately the festival ends the bike race the ‘Tour of Oman’ takes place from 14th – 19th February. This is a ‘spoke and hub’ type even with the teams based in Muscat and having day races from there. The final day on the 19th is held on Mutrah Corniche mid-afternoon. The tour was held in conjunction with one in Qatar, however that one has been cancelled so do go to see this one in Muscat, as it may be the last.

Apricot Flowers Oman
Apricot Flowers Oman

Mid-month at various mountain locations you can see the Almond Trees flower. The timing is very much weather dependent so a warmer spring will advance the flowering. Higher altitudes will have a later flowering – which means you can probably find some over about a 2-3 week period. Page 158

 

Author: Tony Walsh

Book author including the current Bradt guide to Oman – edition 4