Oman

The Sultanate of Oman is a country of breath-taking natural beauty, interwoven with a kaleidoscope of history and legends. As the oldest independent state in the Arab World, Oman has embraced modernisation and progress while retaining the core aspects of its culture and heritage – making it the perfect travel destination for those seeking an authentic Arabian experience.

The capital city is Muscat. 

The Sultanate of Oman is the only country in the world composed mostly of oceanic crust and rocks that originate from the Earth’s mantle. Evidence of continental drift can be witnessed in many of the unusual rock formations and topography around Oman, including the coastline around Muscat.

About Oman

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Short Name
OMA
Capital
Muscat
Language
Arabic
Population
3,204,897
Area
3,204,897
Calling Code
+968

National Olympic Committee

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NATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE
Oman Olympic Committee
Recognition Year
1982
Address
P.O. Box 2842, PC - 112 Ruwi
Web Address

Culture

Oman’s culture is deeply rooted in the Sultanate’s proud heritage and history of seafaring, trading and exploration. Today, long-standing traditions blend seamlessly with modern day living, with the latest fashion and electronics brands sold alongside traditional hand-made crafts, jewellery, and even goats and cattle at souqs around the country.

Oman takes great pride in its magnificent ecology and diverse flora and fauna, actively protecting it through the establishment of nature reserves such as the Daymaniyat Islands near Muscat, the turtle reserve at Ras Al Jinz, the Land of Frankincense in Dhofar or the Arabian Oryx Sanctuary in Al Wusta.

Oman is a country of contrasts, from the fjords and rugged mountains in the north to the sandy deserts heading south and therefore it is one of the most attractive tourist destinations.

Sports


The Football is one of the most popular sports along with the Handball, Basketball, Hockey, Volleyball, Athletics, Swimming, and Tennis Associations. Due to the geographical nature of Oman and long coastline, the beach sport is very popular among Omani people and beach sports are played on a daily basis.

Oman successfully hosted the 2nd Asian Games in the city of Muscat.

Climate

Oman's climate is hot and dry in the interior for the most of the year with the exception of Dhofar region where there is a cool wind from the Indian Ocean and humid along the coast.

During past millennia Oman was covered by ocean.

Today fossilized shells exist in great numbers in areas of the desert.

The average summer temperature in Muscat is 33° C, but a strong wind that blows from the Rub al Khali, can raise temperatures from the towns on the Gulf of Oman by 6° C to 10° C.

Winter temperatures are mild and pleasant, ranging between 15° C and 23°C.

Religion

Islam

Muscat, Oman, July 2, 2020: A three-day online sports media course organised by the Oman Olympic ...
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