Country Profile

Oman Country Profile

Located in the south-eastern quarter of the Arabian Peninsula, Oman is the only member of the GCC situated outside of the Gulf. 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 efforts are nonetheless a driving force. The sultanate’s long-term development strategy, Oman Vision 2020, emphasises diversification, privatisation and Omanisation. Logistics, tourism, mining, manufacturing and fisheries have all been identified as potential future economic drivers, and will be the focus of development under the next plan, Vision 2040. This chapter contains viewpoints from Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said; and Xi Jinping, President, People’s Republic of China.

Cover of The Report: Oman 2018

The Report

This chapter is from the Oman 2018 report. Explore other chapters from this report.

Interviews & Viewpoints

Sketch of Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said
Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said: Viewpoint