Key facts

Oman’s rich cultural history features traditional forts and souqs scattered across the Sultanate‚ while our natural environment offers incredible flora and fauna. Along with year-round sunshine and unsurpassed warmth and hospitality of the local people‚ it is easy to see why Oman is emerging as a globally competitive tourism destination. The country is ruled by His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said‚ who recognises the importance of the tourism

industry and is committed to supporting growth of the sector. The Government has a long-term plan for economic diversity‚ aiming for the contribution to the economy by tourism related activities to grow from 6.7% of GDP in 2010 to 9.2% of GDP by 2020. This is set out in Vision Oman 2020‚ the blue print for the country’s economic success.

Official name:Sultanate of Oman
Head of State:His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said
Area:309‚500 Km2
Capital:City of Muscat
Other main cities:Sohar‚ Nizwa‚ Sur‚ Salalah‚ Buraimi‚ and Khasab
Local Time:GMT +4 hours
Currency:Omani Rial
Climate:The best time to visit Oman is between November and mid-March when daytime temperatures
average 25°C. Average rainfall per year is 10 cm (4in) which falls mainly in January
The Sultanate of Oman

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