The 44th National Day was celebrated On Thursday 20th of November 2014 at the Hyatt Canberra.
It was the first national day Oman has celebrated in Australia’s capital city. Over 200 diplomats, government officials, business and education representatives turned out in Canberra to celebrate the 44th National Day. Upon arrival guests were greeted into the Federation Ballroom by their host His Excellency the Consul-General, Dr Hamed Al-Alawi.
Guests were able to enjoy a large selection of traditional Omani sweets and delicacies imported from Oman. Many enjoyed being served the sweets by Omani’s dressed in their traditional outfits whilst relaxing under an Omani Majils, which gave guests an authenticate Omani experience. The Royal Oman Symphony Orchestra played in the background and whilst guests were able to mingle they also could watch the new National Geographic documentary on Oman.
The Consul General addressed the audience focusing on people to people links, which is at the heart of the relationship that Oman and Australia share. The Consul General elaborated on the ways in which the people to people relations are strengthening daily, which is enhancing the prosperity of both nations.