The Sultanate of Oman, one of the most progressive countries in the Middle East, has achieved remarkable growth in all sectors of economy during the past years and is well on its course for excellent growth. Though oil remains single most important source of revenue, the expansion of non-oil sector is expected to make the growth and development process of Oman more sustainable in the long run.
Capital (and largest city): Muscat Official languages:Arabic Government: Islamic absolute monarchy Sultan: Qaboos bin Said Al Said Area: Total 309,550 km2 Population: 2010 census 2,694,094 Density: 8.7/km2 Time: 4 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+4). Currency: Rial (OMR) GDP (PPP) 2008 estimate: Total $68.331 billion/ Per capita $24,674 GDP (nominal) 2008 estimate: Total $59.946 billion / Per capita $21,646 Calling code: 968 Official Holidays: The days vary according to the Hijrah year: Prophet's Birthday- Al Isra Wal mira'ag - Eid Al fitr - Eid Al Adha - the new Hijrah year and the National day (18th of November every year). Official Working Hours: Saturday to Wednesday )7:30 am to 2:30 pm( with exception to Ramadhan during which work starts at (9 am to 2 pm). Private Sector's official working hours from Saturday to Thursday (according to company system) with exception to the Banking sector, some companies and Capital Market.
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