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Interesting Facts about Oman

Oman Interesting Facts

Oman, officially the Sultanate of Oman, is a country in Asia. Here are some interesting facts about Oman:

  • Muslims make up almost 75% of the population of Oman.
  • According to the 2014 census, 43.7% of the population of Oman consists of expatriates.
  • The oldest structure in contemporary Oman is the clock tower in Muscat.
  • Almost all lettering and signage in Oman are available in both Arabic and English.
  • Unbelievably, Oman is a nation where crime is essentially nonexistent.
  • The world's best ship constructors are also said to be Omanis.
  • In Oman, Mountain Dew is the most popular beverage.
  • The best breeders of Arabian horses are from Oman. They command high prices when selling their horses over the world.
  • In order to purchase alcoholic drinks in Oman, you must acquire a license. Additionally, Omanis are only permitted to consume alcohol up to 10% of their monthly salary.
  • There were no hotels in the nation before to 1970. However, there are a large number of hotels now. In Oman, tourism is a significant sector.
  • Omanis practiced Ibanism before Islam arrived there. This sect's followers engaged in tolerant and austere behavior.
  • In Oman, it's customary to welcome guests with a bowl of dates, qahwa (coffee flavored with cardamom), and fruit.
  • In a number of the hotels in Oman, date palms are offered with coffee.
  • A pair of crossed Khanjars serves as Oman's flag. The national flag and various government logos both include this emblem. It represents manliness and bravery. The cost of a genuine khanjar, if you're interested in purchasing one, is OMR 500.
  • Ramadan, the Islamic fasting month, and other Islamic holidays are revered greatly in Omani culture.
  • Omani men dress in dishdashas, which are long robes.
  • On Friday, the Omani week is over. On Thursdays and Fridays, Omanis are at their happiest. They intend to move their weekends to Friday and Saturday in the upcoming years.
  • The Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, the largest mosque in Oman, was constructed using 300,000 tons of Indian sandstone. It took six years and four months to finish the mosque's construction. It may be found in Muscat.
  • Oman does not eat pork since it is forbidden in Islam.
  • Early to mid afternoon is when most people have their major meal of the day. Typically, it includes a lot of rice and a tomato-based sauce with either fish or pork.

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