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Capital: Muscat - - Languages: Arabic - Religion: Islam - Currency: Rial Omani



Cities : Nizwa City, Old Muscat, Salalah City, Sur City

Nature Reserves In Oman : Saleel Nature Park, Al-Dimaniyat Islands Nature Reserve, Dhofar Lagoons, Samhan Mountain, Oman Botanic Garden, Arabian Oryx Protected Area, Wadi Sireen Reserve, Turtle Reserve

The Wadis (Valleys) : Hawiyat Najm Park, Wadi ArRawdha, Wadi Sireen Reserve, Teeq Cave and Tawi Ateer Sinkhole, Wadi Al Arbiyeen, Wadi Al Hawqayn, Wadi Al Qahfi, Wadi Muayden, Wadi Bani Awf (Suspended Road), Wadi Bani Khalid, Wadi Bani Kharous, Wadi Damm, Wadi Danak (Fida), Wadi Dimma, Wadi Ad Dayqah, Wadi Darbat, Wadi Andam, Wadi An Nakhr, Wadi AlShab.

Mountains In Oman : Al Jabal Al Akhdar(Green Mountain), Samhan Mountain, Jabal Shams (Sun Mountain) , Lionís Jaws Gate, Natif- Hasik (Water Mountain)

Caves In Oman : Abu Habban Cave, AlHoota Cave, Al Kittan Cave, Jernan Cave, Majlis Al Jinn Cave (Salma Plateau), Muqal Cave, Al Marnif Cave, Teeq Cave and Tawi Ateer Sinkhole

Deserts In Oman : Bawshar Sands, The Empty Quarter, A'Sharqiyah Sands, Ramlat Tawq.

Beaches In Oman : Al Bustan Beach, Dhofar Beaches, Duqm Beach, Mutrah Corniche, AlQurm Beach, Ras Al Hadd Beach, Al-Sawadi Beach, Sohar Corniche, Shores of Al Wusta Region

Islands In Oman : Barr Al Hikman (Al Hikman Peninsula), Al-Dimaniyat Islands Nature Reserve, Al-Halaneyat Islands Masirah Island

Water Springs: AlKasfah Spring, AthThawarah Spring, Natif- Hasik (Water Mountain), Springs in Dhofar

Lagoons In Oman : Akhwar ( Beach Lagoons), Khawr AlBatah, Khawr Al Maghsayl, Khawr Awqad, Khawr Al Baleed, Bandar Khayran Reserve, Khawr Ad Dahareez, Khawr Najd, Pink Lagoons, Khawr Al Qurm Al Sagheer and Al Qurm Al Kabeer, Khawr Ruri, Khawr Sham, Khawr Sawli, Khawr Taqah

Rocks Park & Rock Garden : AlWasta Region (the central region).

Adventures In Oman : Scuba-Diving, Boating, Climbing, Trekking, Deserts, Camping, Caving, Whale Watching, Birds Watching, Turtle Watching, Dolphin Watching, Camel Racing, Horse Racing, Four-Wheel Drive Activities

Oman Culture : Falaj Irrigation System, Dawoodi Falaj, Ghaili Falaj,Ayni Falaj, World Heritage Sites - The Five Falajs, Bahla Fort and Wall, Bat Tombs and Settlement, Frankincense Route Musumes - Armed Forces Museum, Bait Al Barandah Museum, Bait Al Barandah Museum, Children's Museum, Land of Frankincense Museum, Maritime Museum, Muscat Gate Museum, Natural History Museum, National Museum, Oil and Gas Exhibition Centre, Omani Museum, Omani-French Museum, Sohar Fort Museum, Currency Museum , Forts - Al Jalali Fort, Al Mirani Fort, Bahla Fort, Al Fiqayn Fort, Mutrah Fort, Nakhal Fort, Nizwa Fort, ArRustaq Fort, Sohar Fort, Castle - Al Ainayn Castle, AlHazm Castle, Al Hillah Castle, Al Mintarib Castle, As Sulayf Castle, As Sunaysilah Castle, Bayt Ar Rudaydah Castle, Bilad Sur Castle, Al Khandaq Castle(or Al Buraymi), Ibri Castle, Jabreen Castle, Jaalan Bani Bu Hassan Castle, Khasab Castle, Ras Al Hadd Castle Archeological Sites - Wadi Al Ayn Tombs, Al Manzafah, Bayt AlQefel (the lock house) , Al Balid The Most Important Ancient Port on the Arabian Sea , Bat Tombs and Settlement, Hasat Bin Salt, Bawshar Tombs, Hafeet Site, Jabal Hareem Fossils, Kibaykib - AlJaylah Towers, Old Muscat Gates, Qalhat & Bibi Mariam, Ras AlHadd Discoveries, Salut Archaeological Site, Shisr/Awbar (Part of the Frankincense Trail), Al Khutum "Al Wahrah" , Zakeet Tombs, Religious Sites - Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, Mosques in Oman, Mosques in Oman, Prophet Hoodís Tomb, Prophet Umranís Grave, Crafts in Oman - Al Jarz, Daggers and Swords, Incense Making, The Leather Industry, Textiles, The Omani Dress, The Omani Halwa Industry, Palm leave products , The Pottery, Distillation of Rose Water, The Ship Building Industry, Silver wares, Carpentry Products , Harvesting Frankincense

Festivals in Oman : Al Flayj Castle Theatre, Muscat Festival, Salalah Tourism Festival

Location: The Sultanate of Oman, formerly Muscat & Oman, occupies the south-eastern part of the Arabian Peninsula. Oman adopted the present name in 1970.

Natural Resources: Oil is the major source of income. It forms 95% of the exports. Where there is water, the land is very fertile. The Batina coastal plain is famous for its dates, fruits and grains. Major industries are petroleum drilling, fishing and construction.

The sultanate has spent its oil resources frugally and made careful use of its natural advantages, such as its prime position astride important trade routes. The giant container port and free zone it has built at Salalah looks set to capture a growing share of the Indian Ocean transshipment business.

The British gave the Kuria Muria Islands, formerly part of Aden, to Oman in 1967.

Mission in India:
India (Republic of)
16 Olof Palme Marg,
Vasant Vihar
New Delhi 110 057
Tel: 009111 614 0215 / 614 4798 / 614 1704
Fax: 009111 614 6478
Email: omandelhi@vsnl.com

Indian Mission in Oman:
New Chancery Complex,
JamiĎat Al-Dowal Al-Arabiya Street,
Al Khuwair, Diplomatic Area.
Tel: +968 - 2468 4500 (Office General)
Fax: +968 - 2469 8291 (Office Gen)
Email: indiamct@omantel.net.om
Mailing address: P.O. Box 1727, P.C. 112, Ruwi, Sultanate of Oman.

Website : http://www.indemb-oman.org

Ministry of Tourism,Sultanate of Oman - www.omantourism.gov.om





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