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Oman

Oman
  • Capital

    Capital

    Muscat

  • Local time

    Local time

    22:45

  • Population

    Population

    4.67 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +968

  • Currency

    Currency

    ر.ع. OMR (rial)

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Oman

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  • Capital

    Capital

    Muscat

  • Local time

    Local time

    22:45

  • Population

    Population

    4.67 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +968

  • Currency

    Currency

    ر.ع. OMR (rial)

  • Average Salary

    Average Salary

    $ 2 087

  • Petrol price

    Petrol price

    € 0.31 pl

  • Precipitation

    Precipitation

    125mm /year

Geography & travel

  • Country Area

    Country Area

    212 460 km2

  • Protected Area

    Protected Area

    11%

  • Agricultural area

    Agricultural area

    4%

  • Annual air passengers

    Annual air passengers

    7.64 m

Population

  • Ethnicity

    Ethnicity

    Arab
    Baluchi
    South Asian

  • Religion

    Religion

    Islam - 75 %
    Sunni
    Shi'a

  • Literacy rates

    Literacy rates

    93.0%

  • Languages

    Languages

    Arabic
    English
    Baluchi

  • Armed Forces

    Armed Forces

    47 000

  • Alcohol consumption

    Alcohol consumption

    0.9 l/person

  • Smoking

    Smoking

    21%

  • Diabetes

    Diabetes

    14.8%

  • Tuberculosis

    Tuberculosis

    8 per 100k

Economy

  • Industries

    Industries

    crude oil, natural and liquefied natural gas, construction, cement, copper, steel, chemicals, optic fiber

  • Agriculture

    Agriculture

    dates, limes, bananas, alfalfa, vegetables, camels, cattle, fish

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    petroleum, copper, asbestos, some marble, limestone, chromium, gypsum, natural gas

  • Energy Import

    Energy Import

    -206%

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    petroleum, copper, asbestos, some marble, limestone, chromium, gypsum, natural gas

  • Renewable Energy

    Renewable Energy

    0%

  • CO2 Emissions

    CO2 Emissions

    61 169kt

  • Ease of Business

    Ease of Business

    71 (Best=1, Worst=200)

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What not to do when visiting Oman

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Business & Communication

Don’t forget to greet using the phrase As-salaam, aleikum (peace be upon you), and the response is Wa'aleikum as-salamma (and on peace be you). This is accompanied by a light handshake and sometimes a kiss on the nose or both cheeks. Placing your right hand on your heart or chest after shaking hands is a show of great respect. Women may extend a sleeve-covered wrist or hand for a handshake.

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Business & Communication

Don't be surprised by warm welcoming by Omanis - they pride themselves on being hospitable, following Bedouin tradition of welcoming stranger who will leave as a friend.

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Business & Communication

Don't forget to wear modest loose-fitting clothing that covers arms, legs and chest. Cover your head with scarf or pashmina when visiting religious sites if woman.

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Did you know

Did you know?

Oman is the only Arab country to have ever boasted a colonial empire, extending as far as modern-day Tanzania.

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Street & Behavioral

Don't forget to cover all your tattoos before entering sacred sites, especially the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque.

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Street & Behavioral

Don't be surprised Omani women to be very welcoming towards other women - they often invite them into their homes for coffee.

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Social Events

Don't ask for seconds at dinner - although they may be offered, it's rude.

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Street & Behavioral

Don’t express anger and don’t use vulgar language or hand gestures in public - it’s illegal and can result in punishment.

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Business & Communication

Don't forget to use only your right hand while eating - you may either use utensil, your hand or bread to scoop food.

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Business & Communication

Don’t eat, drink, smoke or chew chewing gum in public during the holy month of Ramadan.

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Don’t wear sleeveless shirts, halter-tops or shorts - it’s disrespectful for religious people.

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Don’t point with the finger always - use the whole hand.

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Don't enter someone's home without removing your shoes.

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Don’t be surprised by touching during conversations, but only between the same sex.

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Street & Behavioral

Don’t photograph military installations and government buildings - it’s illegal.

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Don’t forget consensual same-sex conduct is illegal.

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Don't bath naked or topless.

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