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Serviced Offices Oman

Area Information

The official name of the country is the Sultanate of Oman. It is located in the Middle East, on the Arabian Peninsula. Bordering countries include the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and Yemen. Oman also controls the Musandam Peninsula and Madha, separated from the main country by the United Arab Emirates. The capital and largest city in Oman is Muscat. Oman is strategically located at the mouth of the Persian Gulf. The coast of this country is formed by the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Oman.

Business Information

Oman’s economy is based on crude oil production and refining, natural and liquefied natural gas (LNG) production; construction, cement, copper, steel, chemicals, and optic fibre. Notable companies in Oman include the conglomerate The Shaksy Group, the financial organization Muscat Securities Market, and energy companies Oman Oil Marketing Company, Oman LNG, and Oman Oil Company. There are many options for office space within Oman.

Entertainment And Dining Out

One of the most incredible landmarks in Oman is the Grand Mosque, with tall minarets and large golden dome dominating the Muscat skyline. The mosque took six years to build, and is full of gold, Italian white marble, a ten ton crystal chandelier, and other crystals. Another great place to visit is Rustaq Fort. There is a maze of stairways and corridors, with carved archways and beautiful rooms such as the sultan’s guest room, the winter room, and the prison. The women’s and girl’s rooms are decorated with teapots, painted ceramics, and many fabulous bracelets. Near the city of Sur you will find Ras Al Jinz, a great beach where you can see protected turtles lay eggs and go back to the sea. The best time to see the turtles is from July through October. Omani cuisine is less spicy than Arabic food. The countries long coastline leads a great choice of seafood. Shark is a common dish. One of the most popular sweets is halwa. This hot, semi-sold substance is eaten with a spoon. The country’s dates are celebrated, eaten alone or used in several dishes.

Transport Information

The main airport for Oman is Seeb International Airport (MCT), located in Muscat. There are also a small number of regional flights to Salalah Airport (SLL). From the United Arab Emirates there are multiple border crossings into Oman making the country highly accessible by road. Public transportation in Oman consists of bus and taxi service. The Oman National Transport Company operates buses between and within the country’s major cities. Daily routes run from Muscat to destinations including Suhar, Seeb and Sur. Within Muscat, the local bus service provides links between Wadi Adai, Ruwi and Wadi Khabir.

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