Oman

Located in the Middle East, Oman is a small oil-rich country in the Arabian Peninsula. It shares a border with the United Arab Emirates in the northwest, Yemen in the Southwest, Saudi Arabia in the west, and marine borders with Iran and Pakistan. Its capital and largest city Muscat is home to the Royal Opera House Muscat (ROHM), the country’s most elegant architectural masterpieces in the sultanate.

Wahiba Sands, Oman
Wahiba Sands, Oman | Photo by Andries Oudshoorn under creative commons

Key Facts About Oman

Location Located in Southwest Asia, bordering the Arabian Sea, Gulf of Oman, and Persian Gulf, between Yemen and the United Arab Emirates
CapitalMuscat
CurrencyOmani Rial
Currency Conversion1OMR= 2.60USD
ClimateSubtropical dry, hot desert climate with low annual rainfall
Population5 million (2019 est.)
ReligionMostly Muslims
LanguageArabic is the Official Language

Top Tourist Attractions in Oman

  • Wahiba Sands
  • Musandam Fjords
  • Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque
  • Ras al Jinz
  • Jebel Akhdar
  • Salalah
  • Bahla Fort
  • Jabrin Fort
  • Nizwa Fort
  • Jebel Akhdar
  • Misfat al Abryeen
  • Jebel Shams
  • Wadi Bani Khalid
  • Sur
  • Wadi Shab

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