Sultanate of Oman is a stunning country situated on the southeast corner of the Arabian Peninsula where the travelers can experience versatile mountain ranges, beautiful wadis, enchanting desert and the clear blue sea.
Oman combines incredible examples of natural beauty with a rich, proud history to create a holiday experience like no other. Oman's history tells stories of heroism, courage, wisdom, patriotism, love and devotion to homeland.
This brings us closer to understanding the richness of the Omani cultural experience which has contributed to the building of modern Oman. Oman's edifying heritage is inspirational as portrayed through its lively souqs, impressive forts, an assortment of cultural arts, majestic fragrances, affluent architecture, traditional jewellery, folk arts and performances.
|Area||: 309,500 sq km (119,500 sq miles)|
|Population||: 3.632 million (2013 estimate)|
|Population Density||: 13 per sq km.|
|Capital||: Muscat & Population: 813,000 (2015 estimate)|
|Geographyl||: The Sultanate of Oman occupies the southeastern tip of the Arabian Peninsula with almost 1700km (1062 miles) of coastline stretching along the Indian Ocean and the Arabian Gulf. Oman lies between latitudes 16° and 28° N, and longitudes 52° and 60° E.|
|Government||: Sultanate since 1744. Head of State and Government: Sultan Qaboos bin Sa’id since 1970.|
|Language||: Arabic is the official language. English is widely spoken. Swahili is also spoken by the population from East Africa.|
|Religion||: Predominantly Ibadi Muslim, with Shi’ite Muslim, Sunni Muslim and Hindu minorities.|
|Time Zone||: GMT + 4.|
|Electricity||: 220/240 volts AC, 50Hz.|
|Communications||: Telephone: IDD is available. Country code: 968. Outgoing international code: 00. Mobile telephone: GSM 900 network. The Oman Telecommunications Company (Omantel) is the local operator|
|Internet||: There are Internet cafes in all major cities like Muscat, Nizwa & Salalah.|
|Press||: Arabic & English Newspapers. English-language newspapers include The Oman Daily Observer, The Times of Oman & The Tribune|
|Currency||: Omani Rial, equivalent to 2.58 USD|
|Length of Oman's Coast||: 3,165 KM|
|Highest Mountain Peak||: 3,004 m (10,000 ft) Jabal Shams|
|Summer Season||: May to September|
|National Day||: November 18|