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.

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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.


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.


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.

Muscat, Oman, June 5, 2023: The Oman Olympic Committee has congratulated national basketball coac...
Muscat, Oman, May 18, 2023: The Oman Olympic Committee, represented by its Oman Women Sports and ...
Muscat, Oman, April 23, 2023: The Oman Olympic Committee conducted the second chapter of the Adva...
Muscat, Oman, March 26, 2023: The Chairman of the Oman Olympic Committee, Sheikh Khalid bin Moham...
Muscat, Oman, December 18, 2022: The Oman Olympic Committee (OOC) in cooperation with the Departm...
Muscat, Oman, December 6, 2022: The Oman Olympic Academy began a three-day course for teachers to...
Muscat, Oman, November 29, 2022: The Oman Fencing Committee for the first time was represented by...
Muscat, Oman, October 26, 2022: To celebrate Omani Youth Day, the Oman Olympic Committee, represe...
Muscat, Oman, October 12, 2022: The Oman Olympic Committee, represented by its Oman Committee for...
Muscat, Oman, September 20, 2022: A three-day seminar ‘Esports, Future Sports’ organised by the O...
Muscat, Oman, June 15, 2022: The Oman Olympic Committee has been successful in securing financial...
Muscat, Oman, May 2, 2022: The Oman Olympic Committee has announced that it will be sending a 130...
Muscat, Oman, April 11, 2022: The Oman Olympic Academy (OOA) has become a member of the Internati...
Muscat, Oman, November 17, 2021: The Oman Olympic Committee held its Olympic Day 2021 celebration...
Muscat, Oman, October 25, 2021: The Oman Olympic Committee organised a "Sports Brings Us Together...
Muscat, Oman, June 30, 2021: The Oman Olympic Committee has revealed that four athletes will repr...
Muscat, Oman, June 14, 2021: Employees of the Oman Olympic Committee underwent a two-day course o...
Muscat, Oman, April 25, 2021: The General Assembly of the Oman Olympic Committee held on April 22...
Muscat, Oman, March 24, 2021: Oman’s Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, His Highness Sayyid T...
Muscat, Oman, November 29, 2020: The Oman Committee for Women’s Sport at the Oman Olympic Committ...
Muscat, Oman, October 22, 2020: A marketing agreement signing ceremony was held on October 21 bet...
Muscat, Oman, October 19, 2020: The Oman Olympic Committee in conjunction with the Oman Olympic A...
Muscat, Oman, August 31, 2020: Sayyid Khalid al Busaidi, Chairman of the Oman Olympic Committee, ...
Muscat, Oman, August 19, 2020: The Sultan of Oman’s son, Sayyid Dhi Yazan bin Haitham, has been a...
Muscat, Oman, August 10, 2020: The Omani Karate Committee participated in a referee webinar held ...
Muscat, Oman, July 2, 2020: A three-day online sports media course organised by the Oman Olympic ...