(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) For the first time in the history of Muscat Festival, a monumental walk-in inflatable structure has been set up, which is mesmerising visitors at Amerat Park.
The company, Architects of Air, has several theme-based sculptures and the one installed at Amerat Park is called Mirazozo. The structure has various sections with different colour themes, inter-connected to each other.
These walk-in structures have impressed audiences in Hong Kong, Honolulu, Taipei, Tel Aviv, Sydney and Singapore. Since 1992, over 2mn people in 38 countries have visited the spectacular world of Architects of Air monuments.
At Amerat Park, hundreds of visitors queue up every day to experience how different colours blend inside these structures. ''This is the first time these inflatable structures have been brought to Oman. The gate was thrown open to visitors on Thursday and the show will continue till February 21,'' a Muscat Municipality official said.
Visitors are required to remove their shoes before entering an airlock chamber. Once inside, they can wander freely or just lay back and enjoy the ambience of the structure with the first reaction being often one of delight at the unexpected beauty of light. ''The entry fee is 200bz for adults and 100bz for children under 12 years,'' the official said.
The structure is made up of panels of uniquely produced vinyl, where vivid reflections of liquid colour spill across a dazzling maze of winding paths and soaring domes.
''I was excited to experience how different colours blend inside these structures. The colour of your clothes changes. It is amazing. I have gone in twice and no two visits to these structures are alike as the atmosphere inside alters according to changing weather and light outside,'' said Faisal Rasheed, a visitor at Amerat Park.
The official said that visitors find the environment inside the structure so serene that they are always tempted to rest there. ''After visiting other festival activities at the park, Architects of Air is a nice place to rest. Once inside, you feel relaxed,'' Rihaab al Rawahi, a visitor said.
Once inside, visitors say that the experience cannot be described in words. A visitor said that the structure perhaps can be compared with a futuristic space stati