Oman

The year 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Sultanate of Oman, making it the longest continually independent Arab country in modern history. The year also marks the passing of Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said, who died on 10 January. He is succeeded by his cousin and the former minister of culture, Sultan Haitham bin Tariq Al Said.

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LANGUAGE: Similar to other GCC member states, Arabic is the official language of Oman, although English is widely spoken and understood. Using English to get around or conduct business in the capital, Muscat, or other hubs such as Sohar or Salalah, is relatively easy. Locals do appreciate the exchange of salutations in Arabic, but are very...

Articles & Analysis | Rest and relaxation: from The Report: Oman 2020

A SINAMAR HOTEL APARTMENT Street 196 Al Jami Al Akbar Road Ghala Heights T: +968 2450 6414 booking@asinamarhotel.com www.asinamarhotel.com Rooms: 83 rooms, including double and twin rooms, and one-, two- and three bedroom suites. Business & Conference Facilities: Printer and fax machine available on site. Health & Leisure Facilities:...

Chapter | The Guide from The Report: Oman 2020

The guide contains listings of some of the leading hotels and resorts in Oman, and provides useful cultural and travel information for business and leisure visitors alike.

 

With both economic diversification plans under way across the region, GCC states are seeking to bolster international trade relations and draw in foreign investment. Regional governments have found a willing partner in China, which is seeking to expand its trade and investment presence on the Eurasian continent, as demonstrated by its Belt and...

 

Located in the south-eastern quarter of the Arabian Peninsula, Oman is the only member of the GCC situated outside of the Gulf. By leveraging its strategic location, Oman has invested in infrastructure with the goal of becoming a global logistics centre. While the country is less hydrocarbons-rich than its GCC neighbours, diversification...

Chapter | Country Profile from The Report: Oman 2020

Located in the south-eastern quarter of the Arabian Peninsula, Oman is the only member of the GCC situated outside of the Gulf. To leverage its strategic location, Oman has invested in infrastructure with the goal of becoming a global logistics centre. Given that the country is less hydrocarbons-rich than its GCC neighbours, diversification efforts are a driving force behind economic growth....