Oman Geography, Politics, Economy, and Culture

The Sultanate of Oman is an Arab and Islamic country located on the southeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula. It shares borders with the UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Yemen. Oman is an absolute monarchy and its current ruler, Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said, is the third-longest reigning monarch in the world.

Oman is considered a high-income country that is mainly dependent on oil exports. Its petroleum reserves are the 25th largest in the world. It has one of the hottest climates in the world due to its location in the Persian Gulf with summer temperatures that can go up to 40°C (104°F). Wildlife includes the Arabian humpback whale, a species whose endangered status is being highlighted by whale-watching tourism.

Oman has over 4 million people, the majority of whom are Muslim with Christians, Hindus, and Buddhists forming a minority. Its largest city is Muscat with a population of just under 800,000 people.

2021
May 13Eid al-Fitr
May 14Eid al-Fitr Holiday
May 15Eid al-Fitr Holiday
July 20Eid al-Adha
July 21Eid al-Adha Holiday
July 22Eid al-Adha Holiday
July 23Eid al-Adha Holiday
August 10Muharram
October 19The Prophet’s Birthday
November 18National Day
  • SAOG (Société Anonyme Omanaise Générale)
  • SAOC (Société Anonyme Omanaise Close)
  • Corporate Tax: 15%
  • Income Tax (Lowest Marginal Rate): 0%
  • Income Tax (Highest Marginal Rate): 0%
  • VAT/GST/Sales Tax: 0%
  • Alizz Islamic Bank (Local Bank)
  • Bank Muscat (Local Bank)
  • National Bank of Oman (Local Bank)
  • Oman Arab Bank (Local Bank)
  • Bank Dhofar (Local Bank)
  • Ahli Bank (Local Bank)
  • HSBC Oman (Local Bank)
  • Bank Nizwa (Local Bank)
  • Bank Sohar SAOG (Local Bank)
  • Al Madina Financial & Investment Services. (Foreign Bank)
  • Alliance Housing Bank. (Foreign Bank)
  • Arab Bank. (Foreign Bank)
  • Bank Of Baroda. (Foreign Bank)
  • Citi Bank. (Foreign Bank)
  • Hsbc Bank. (Foreign Bank)
  • Oman Arab Bank. (Foreign Bank)
  • Standard Chartered Bank. (Foreign Bank)
  • Bank Muscat (Private Bank)

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