Oman,officially the Sultanate of Oman is an Arab country on the southeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula in Western Asia. It is the oldest independent state in the Arab world. Holding a strategically important position at the mouth of the Persian Gulf, the country shares land borders with the United Arab Emirates to the northwest, Saudi Arabia to the west, and Yemen to the southwest, and shares marine borders with Iran and Pakistan. The coast is formed by the Arabian Sea on the southeast and the Gulf of Oman on the northeast.
The Omani people are friendly and welcoming and embrace foreign, expat workers with great natural beauty: spectacular mountains, deserts and a pristine coastline. Oman is ideal for those seeking adventure. Historically, Muscat was the principal trading port of the Persian Gulf region. Muscat was also among the most important trading ports of the Indian Ocean. Oman’s official religion is Islam.
Oman is an absolute monarchy. Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said has been the hereditary leader of the country since 1970.Sultan Qaboos is the longest-serving current ruler in the Middle East, and third-longest current reigning monarch in the world.
Capital City: Muscat
Ruler: Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said
International dialling code: +968
Currency: Omani rial (OMR)
Government: Unitary state, Islamic state, Absolute monarchy