The 47th National Day of the Sultanate of Oman was celebrated on Wednesday 22nd of November 2017 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 47th 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 traditional Omani Food. Many enjoyed being served the sweets by Omani’s dressed in their traditional outfits whilst viewing 5 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 which was education. He also announced that his post is coming to an end and he spoke fondly of his time in Australia. 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 afternoon 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.