This park, also known as Naseem Gardens, is about a 20 minute drive (30 kms) from the Muscat International Airport, on the right hand side of the road, driving towards Sohar.Al Naseem Park was the 1st park established in Oman. It was first opened to the public during the 15th National Day in 1985.There used to be a train that could carry up to 70 passengers but the train no longer runs. The park itself seemed like it could be much better if it were more properly maintained. In 2000, this small Japanese Garden was added to the Al Naseem Public Park . Built by the Japanese embassy in Muscat, the park was constructed to commemorate the good relationship that these two countries shared.Al Naseem Park is pleasant enough but I’m not sure if it’s really worth the trip out from Muscat. It is, however, a nice place to check out while driving through to different destinations. Popular as a local family picnic site and a spot for Omani boys to practice their football skills, Al Naseem remains a landmark in the Wilayat (district) of Barka.
A jungle village equipped with light and sound effects to give you the feel of being in a forest has been created in Naseem Park as part of the newest attraction of the Muscat Festival 2016, organisers said. The jungle will include replicas of trees and plants found in jungles, as well as Omani land and sea animals, including a display of a Japanese Zen garden. In the midst of pleasant weather and holidays at schools, the Muscat Festival 2016 is set to begin on Thursday, with the promise of fun-filled activities and entertainment for one month. The 16th Muscat Festival, which is being held under the banner of “E’sh Oman” (Live Oman), will host participants from several Arab and international countries in several locations, including Naseem Park, Amerat Park, Oman Automobile Association, Al Madina Theatre and the Cultural Club and several others.
The festival will offer a variety of activities and entertainment that will adhere to different interests and tastes of the community, such as a cultural village, a dinosaur village, an Omani fashion show and the 6th Oman triathlon. Music concerts featuring prominent Omani artists, as well as children’s plays, will be performed for the public. The Omani Cultural Village is considered the most important aspect of Amerat Park, which is designed as a replica of traditional Omani villages. It is also considered an open museum, where visitors can live and relive the experience by walking around the village, which includes a traditional art competition as part of the entertainment.
A technology exhibit entitled, “One Thousand and One Inventions” will be a platform for promoting Arab and Muslim inventions. Folklore performances from India, Lebanon, Kazakhstan, Turkey and the Philippines will leave spectators in awe, including fire performances, acrobatics, clown performances and illusionists, among many others. Several activities will be held in Naseem Park, which aims to highlight children’s talents in art and science, such as educational and cultural programs in agriculture and sports, as well as the different sciences, including stage and floor performances.