The 45th National Day of the Sultanate of Oman was celebrated on Friday 20th of November 2015 at lunchtime at the Grand Hyatt Melbourne.
Over 300 diplomats, government officials, business and education and community representatives turned out to celebrate the milestone of the 45th National Day. Upon arrival guests were greeted into the 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 viewing 12 framed beautiful photos that depicted the history, modern day and future of Oman. The Royal Oman Symphony Orchestra played in the background and guests also had the opportunity to view new documentaries on Oman on the large screens.
The Consul General addressed the audience focusing on theme of the evening which was where Oman has come from, where it is today and where it is heading in the future. The most important aspect of the address was building bridges of cooperation in all aspects of the strengthening relationship shared between Oman and Australia.
An enjoyable evening was had by all in celebrating Oman’s National Day and guests were able to take home an information pack enticing them to visit Oman.