The Palace Muscat is the focus of a celebration.

In the late afternoon hundreds of people joined a celebratory walk

Walk to the Palace in Muscat
Walk to the Palace in Muscat

from Mutairah village near Muttrah to Al Alam Palace.

Festive crowd in front of Palace
Festive crowd in front of Palace

It was to commemorate a procession on July 30, 1970 after Sultan Qaboos became ruler of Oman.

Author: Tony Walsh

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