Wednesday, November 06, 2013

As blogged about previously, the Red Arrows are coming to town next week (Wednesday 13th November). The display is sponsored by UK Trade & Investment, BAE Systems, and the InterCon. Which means, that the best spot to see the display will be from the gardens at the InterCon.

And, there are FREE tickets being offered to those who are interested in watching the display, with the added bonuses of:

· The best view of the display, which is centered over the hotel

· Light refreshments following the display

· A chance to meet the Red Arrows flying team

· Presentation by the Red Arrows team manager

· A look at a life-size Typhoon Cockpit

· Parking available at the InterContinental Muscat car park

All you need to do is email this address and ask if there are any free tickets left. 

It's that simple!

Doors open at 2pm, show starts at 3pm, and you can meet the pilots at 4:30pm

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Sreejith Menon said...

Have emailed them. Lets see what they say !!! :)

Thank you for the information :)

Anonymous said...

Was so looking forward to this but can't make it due to the ridiculous timing of this event!

Anonymous said...

Why is it not on the weekend!?!

Anonymous said...

In fairness, the timings are dictated by the aviation authorities and the armed forces.
This is the only time it could happen.

Anonymous said...

The event in the Gardens is now FULL, but the display can still be seen from further down the beach.

Anonymous said...

This was so badly organised, the tickets you mention above when received on email were not numbered so I suspect people printed off more and that is why the intercon parking and gardens were so full so quickly. The intercon staff were totally unable to cope with the situation, traffic police arrived far too late to help the traffic and parking situation in the surrounding area and non were present when everyone was leaving. Another example of poor planning and execution of what should be a prestigious and fun event for everyone to watch not a hellish stressful driving and parking nightmare.

Anonymous said...

Thought the event was excellent. Arrived early as advised and had no problems.

Very cheap refreshments, free water. Plus the pilots stayed and signed autographs for over an hour and a half. A great day all round!

Sythe said...

I had a great time, the traffic problem, you'd have to be stupid to think that there wouldn't have been one!

Anonymous said...

thanks sythe for the info..we could watch from intercon...btw no one checked for the tickets..people just walked in..
and I thought to ease the traffic,if they have allowed more car to exit from intercon side in Bareek al shatti signal things would have been india the signals are both auto & manual..during peek hours, one can see the police operating the signal from the corner of the road, depending upon the vehicles in each lane...

Anonymous said...

Frankly I can't see how people can possibly complain about a family friendly FREE event being held for the public, especially in a city charging 25 OMR for the visit of Barney the Dinosaur.

Sadly there will always be people complaining which is why there is now such a reluctance to host events for the public like this anymore.

Personnally, me and my family had a brilliant day. Thanks to the Red Arrows, Intercon and the Embassy for all the effort.

Anonymous said...

What a great event, makes you proud to British, we had a great time! Muscat is rarely free of traffic problems on a normal day, I agree with Sythe; you would be stupid to think that there wouldn't be chaos. Kind of the Intercon to let everyone in, provide water and cheap refreshments, thank you to the Embassy for organising a great FREE event, sadly you can never please everyone...!

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