Keen on visiting one of the world’s oldest countries inhabited by humans? Here are a few quick facts about Oman to get you ready for your trip:
Located on the southeastern tip of the Arabian Peninsula, Oman shares a border with the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Yemen. India lies across the Arabian Sea.
Around 5 million people live in Oman, and more than 40% of these are immigrants. Many foreign workers come from India and Bangladesh.
The country is home to 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the Land of Frankincense. Frankincense is widely used in perfumes and soaps here, and people also burn it in their homes. It’s also a popular souvenir.
The official language is Arabic. Most signs and writings appear in both Arabic and English.
Muscat is the capital and largest city in the country. It has played an important role in trade between East and West since the 1st century CE. Today it is home to both traditional markets and luxury shopping malls.
Oman is a top birdwatching destination thanks to its position at the crossroads of Africa, Asia and Europe.
Check out the articles below for more useful information about visiting Oman.