Oman in a Nutshell – Some things you need to know

Oman in a Nutshell – Some things you need to know

Oman, an incredible country, is not a popular tourist destination and when considering the countries to visit it is highly unlikely of choosing Middle East thanks to the cultural stereotypes, but today we want to burst the misconceptions out of the bubble as it is a calm and incredibly naturally diverse land of Oman which offers culture and a unique vintage Arabian vibe. Modern Oman is quite unique, but if you want to know where the country is headed in the 21st century you need to embark on a joint research on the raw beauty of the place and the warmth of the people. If a female traveler has been to Egypt, she’s most likely to expect the same catcalling in Oman, but gladly though, Oman is termed as one…
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Safety Tips to know before you go on a Trip to Oman

Safety Tips to know before you go on a Trip to Oman

Oman is such a special place so we really advise people to look beyond the sand as the mountain trekking is brilliant through Jebal Akhdar, and it’s secret wadis is great too. Oman is one of the safest countries despite often in the headlines for east-west relations, as the current situation does mean that Oman has a higher degree of tension, even though the border is the subject of numerous government travel advisories and Omani authorities won't allow you to enter Yemen. Ensure that no rubbish is left even if there are no facilities when visiting, and be patient with your driver guides, because they smoke a lot, as this is part of their culture, and they aren’t trained on all the history. A holiday in Oman is a worthy…
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What to do in Muscat – Top 5 Awesome Things

What to do in Muscat – Top 5 Awesome Things

The Sultanate of Oman is absolutely wonderful and Muscat is a city with a lot to do and awesome things to try! Muscat is located on the Gulf of Oman with a mix of history, shopping and scenery, so we urge you to read our insider’s advice before your visit. If you are looking for an amazing vacation, then you should check out Muscat, one of the most charming places found 900 years ago on the edge of the desert landscapes holding that beautiful charm. Here’s a list of things to do as you wander around this gorgeous city. 1. The Grand Mosque There is an enormous carpet and shoes cannot be worn. It’s on the outskirts and a taxi ride away, but tourists are only allowed in from 9-11am…
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Oman: Country Economy Profile in 2019

Oman: Country Economy Profile in 2019

Oman is heavily dependent on its oil resources, but since 2016, the budget deficit was reduced as Oman reduced government subsidies and is issuing debt to cover its deficit, using enhanced oil recovery techniques while simultaneously pursuing a development plan with the objective of reducing the sector's contribution from 46% to 9% in accordance with the ninth five-year plan. The economy likely rebounded after a contraction, primarily on the back of increased prices and the fiscal deficit fell to a four-year low despite greater expenditure while international reserves climbed by over a third in 2019. Muscat has notably focused on employing the rising number of nationals but high social welfare benefits have challenged the government's ability to balance its budget and Omani officials imposed austerity measures to diesel subsidies, with…
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