Mexican officials provide update on Muscat facilities for their World Cup fans

Muscat – Omani officials on Thursday hosted a high-level Mexican delegation to explore the possibility of hosting Mexican fans in Oman who are expected to travel to the region for FIFA World Cup matches in Doha, Qatar, more late this year.

HE Sheikh Khalifa Ali al Harthy, Undersecretary for Diplomatic Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, received Alfonso Zegbe Camarena, Executive Director of Strategy and Public Diplomacy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico.

During the meeting, the two sides reviewed aspects of bilateral cooperation in various fields, “in particular the possibility for the sultanate to host supporters of the Mexican football team, which will participate in the Cup of the world in Doha,” the foreign ministry said.

Regional and international issues of common interest were also addressed. The meeting was attended by several officials from both sides.

HE Salim bin Mohammed al Mahrouqi, Minister of Heritage and Tourism, also received Camarena and his accompanying delegation on Thursday to review the facilities Oman has to offer for fans attending World Cup matches in Doha. .

The two sides reviewed the arrangements made by Oman, including the preparations to broadcast the World Cup matches for fans at different locations on large screens, in particular at the Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre. , in addition to the availability of hotel facilities.

The Ministry of Heritage and Tourism said national carrier Oman Air will operate 48 match-day shuttle flights between Muscat and Doha from November 21 to December 3, allowing World Cup match ticket holders to travel to Doha and return to Muscat on the same day.

Round-trip matchday shuttle flights can be booked through the Oman Air website with prices starting at RO49 for economy class and RO155 for business class. Fares include fees, taxes, airport fees and carry-on baggage allowance, a press release said.

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