The Sultanate of Oman
is located in the Middle East, on the southeast coast of the Arabian Peninsula. Bordered by the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Yemen, Oman covers an area of 119,499 square miles with a population of around 5,156,000 people. The capital city is Muscat, where the majority of the population resides.
The official language of Oman is Arabic, but other languages such as Hindi and English are also spoken. Islam is the official religion, although there is a significant Hindu and Christian minority. The currency is the Omani rial.
Oman is a hot, arid country with high humidity along the coast. It is dominated by sandy deserts and the Ḥajar Mountains, which reach an elevation of more than 10,000 feet. The economy of Oman is largely dependent on its petroleum production and exports. The country is a hereditary monarchy, with two advisory bodies - the State Council and the Consultative Council.
Oman has a developing mixed economy, and its abundant natural resources have enabled it to make progress in recent years. The government has invested heavily in infrastructure and education, while the private sector is flourishing. Tourism is also an important industry, offering visitors a range of attractions from stunning beaches to ancient ruins.
Oman is renowned for its hospitality, traditional values and friendly culture. With its diverse landscape and vibrant cities, it is an ideal destination for those looking to explore the Middle East.