10 Interesting Facts About Oman

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10 Facts About Oman

Oman, a country of captivating beauty and rich culture, holds many intriguing secrets. In this blog post, we will explore 10 surprising and unusual facts about Oman that will leave you amazed and eager to learn more.

10 Interesting Facts About Oman

  1. The Al Said family is the longest-ruling royal family in the whole of Arabia whose reign has been continuous since 1744
Sultan Haitham and Sultan Qaboos
Sultan Haitham and Sultan Qaboos

2. Oman is one of the oldest human-inhabited countries on Earth, it is estimated that humans have been living in Oman for at least 106,000 years

Dakhiliya Governorate Oman
Village in Dakhiliya Governorate

3. In the Global Terrorism Index Oman comes near last on the list with a score of 0, which means it is one of the countries with the least terrorism in the world and in fact a safe country

Global Terrorism Index Oman
Global Terrorism Index

4. Pepsi products are much more common than Coca-Cola Products in Oman. This is due in large part to the popularity of Mountain Dew which is one of the top-selling beverages in the country.

5. Between 1800 and 1900, the Omani empire included Zanzibar and Mombasa on Africa’s east coast and parts of the Indian subcontinent

Zanzibar & Oman
Zanzibar & Oman

6. Oman is one of 27 countries that do not have any trains.

7. Oman once fought the shortest war in recorded history. On 27th August 1896, the Anglo-Zanzibar War fought between Oman and Britain lasted no longer than 40 minutes.

8. Oman’s flag is made up of three stripes (white, green and red) with a red bar on the left that contains the national emblem. White represents the imam and peace; green represents the mountains and fertility; red represents the indigenous people, the Kharijite Muslims, and is common on flags of the Gulf States.

Flag Oman
Flag Oman

9. The largest uninterrupted sand desert in the world is partly located in Oman. Rub’ al Khali – or the Empty Quarter in English – is 650,000km2 in size

Camels in Rub Al Khali Desert
Rub Al Khali Desert

10. Oman is an excellent destination for birdwatching. The country’s location at the crossroads of three continents – Europe, Africa and Asia – makes it a great place to observe migratory birds.

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