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OMRAN Opens ‘Winter Village’ at Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre -Madinat Al Irfan

Muscat, 16 December 2017 – Offering a wide array of fun activities for families and local
community this winter season, Oman Tourism Development Company (OMRAN), launched
on (Thursday 14 th Dec) its festive-themed ‘Winter Village’, running from 14 to 23 December
2017 at the Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre (OCEC)- Madinat Al Irfan.
Complete with a food festival, thrilling games and live entertainment from some of winter’s
favourite characters, OCEC – Madinat Al Irfan will create a unique experience for the whole
family to enjoy.
The event also welcomes art enthusiasts to witness popular Omani artists creating unique
outdoor artworks for display. Visitors can also enjoy painting and decorating with different
designs and colors at the ‘Paint Your Own Bardan’, making their own sculptures of the
winter ‘snow ball’ mascot.
Musical shows, including ‘Alice in Wonderland’, ‘Beauty & the Beast’ and ‘Winter Wonder
Singalong’ will take place daily from 5pm to 10pm. Music lovers will be entertained by Omani
local musicians and performers at the ‘Just Jam Sessions’.
“This initiative provides an ideal opportunity for the public and businesses alike to
experience OCEC’s state-of- the-art features, whilst bringing the Omani community together
for a fantastic family day out. Aside from the array of festive activities we have on offer,
entrance to the Winter Village is free and there will be many prizes and giveaways for
visitors to the Winter Village to enjoy”, stated Fuad Musafir, Event & Brand Specialist at
Visitors can enjoy the Season’s Market which features a range of restaurants and
coffeeshops and delicacy stalls, including participation from 10 Omani F&B outlets.
Shoppers are also able to browse through stalls from more than 20 retail outlets run by
Omani SMEs, including women and children’s accessories, fashion wear, home décor,
cosmetics and much more.
Winter Village is set to enhance OCEC – Madinat Al Irfan as the pre-eminent multipurpose
venue in Oman and lead it to become ‘the talk of the town’ by creating appealing, joyful and
memorable experiences for the entire local community to enjoy.
The ‘Winter Village’ is sponsored by MWASALAT (Logistics Sponsor), Hala and Hi FM
(Exclusive Radio Sponsors), Crowne Plaza OCEC (Hosting Sponsor). The village entrance
will be free to public and is open on weekdays from 4pm – 10pm, and weekends from 4pm –