Most people don’t even consider Oman when they’re picking their next holiday destination.
But this is a BIG mistake!
Oman is unlike any other country in the world – chock-full of hidden gems, sights to see and natural beauty.
But the word ‘hidden’ is a problem.
Many travellers are completely unaware of what Oman has to offer.
So in this blog, we’re going to share 8 things you never knew about Oman!
We’ve also included some top reasons why you should consider this middle-east destination for your next vacation.
Here are some interesting facts about Oman that you might not know:
Oman has a progressive attitude towards culture. In fact, did you know that the Royal Opera House in Muscat was the first opera to be built on the Arabian Peninsula?
The opera house shares its grounds with a small theatre, luxury shops, restaurants, and gardens. Construction on the building began in 2007. The opera “Rigoletto” by Verdi was the first one to be performed in the autumn of 2011 for a small circle of guests.
2. Zero crime!
Oman is one of the safest countries in the world and is known as an Oasis of Peace… The crime rate in the country is virtually zero!
3. No Coca-Cola!
There are almost no Coca-Cola products in the country!
But don’t worry! If you get thirsty, you can enjoy Pepsi. Mountain Dew is the top-selling beverage in Oman.
If you want to save some money on taxes – Oman is a great place for you to work, because the country does not levy income tax.
Many taxpayers are entitled to a lower rate of tax at 0 – 3% (subject to conditions). Withholding tax is levied at the rate of 10%on specified payments to foreigners.
5. Ancient history
Oman was one of the first places on earth to be inhabited by people.. Humanity is said to have grown its roots from this very place 8,000 years ago.
6. Talking scents
Amouage – one of the world’s most valuable perfumes with an unmistakable scent – is produced in Oman.
The fragrance was established in 1983, and the company that produces it represents itself as a Royal brand since it was created as an authentic gift to the world’s leaders when they visited the country.