For the second year in a row, the United States Embassy participated in Muscat Festival in Al Amerat Park from January 31 to February 9.
The U.S. Embassy booth was focused on a “Wild West” theme and featured iconic images of America’s frontier during the 1800s. The Western theme extended to games like pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey, cowboy and cowgirl puzzles, and horseshoes, which kept festival visitors entertained. The booth also served as a showcase to present information related to visas and studying or doing business in the United States.
U.S. Embassy Muscat Deputy Chief of Mission Stephanie L. Hallett said during her radio interview at Muscat Festival that she was having a great time there with her husband and daughter. “We really enjoyed visiting the Omani heritage village and tasting the Omani treats available there. Muscat Festival has truly lived up to its reputation as one of the best cultural events in Oman. The U.S. Embassy is delighted to participate in the festival for the second time.”
Public Affairs Officer Michelle Y. Outlaw added, “Through this event we were able to meet directly with many visitors to the festival. We introduced them to a unique part of U.S. history through the activities at our booth, and we had an opportunity to present information about services provided by the U.S. Embassy here in Muscat. We are always keen to participate in such events to share a bit of American culture with the public here in Oman.”