• Effective and Efficient Ways of Resources Utilization

  • TVET - Human Development System in Oman

  • TVET - Human Development System in Oman

  • Develop, Manage and Deliver a High Quality Education and Training

  • Develop, Manage and Deliver a High Quality Education and Training

  • Building Strong Links with All Omani TVET Stakeholders

  • Building Strong Links with All Omani TVET Stakeholders

ABOUT OMAN

Oman a Land of all seasons :

Travel to a place so beautiful and majestic that it could captivate your greatest imagination.
Discover the breathtaking natural beauty of Oman along with its fascinating culture and warm-friendly people.
Explore miles of undisturbed coastline. The shimmering emerald ocean hold a wealth of marine life and extraordinary treasures of the reefs.
Climb the highest peak and experience the thrill of conquering the incredible heights.

Geography :

The third largest country in the Arabian Peninsula, the Sultanate of Oman covers 309,500 km2 and has a coastline of 1,700 km.It is bounded by the Republic of Yemen on the southwest, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on the west and the United Arab Emirates on the north and the Arabian Sea on the east.

People :

Omanis are regarded as gentle, peace-loving and warm people. They have impressed visitors of their charm and good manners with their English communication ability.

Men wear the traditional disdasha, which is an ankle-length, collarless gown with long sleeves and a tassel (furakha) sewn at the neckline that distinguish Omani from other Arab residents. Their head dress is the muzzar and sometimes they wear the khanjar, a symbol of male elegance, around their waist.

Omani women`s dress, richly coloured and worn with gold or silver jewellry, also varies in style from region to region. The main components of a woman`s outfit comprise of a dress which is worn over trousers (sirwal) and the headdress, called the lihaf. Many women in Oman paint their hands and feet with henna, particularly before special occasions such as Eid holidays or weddings.

Economy :

Since the accession of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said to the throne in 1970, Oman had experienced dramatic strength on its economy. It had established strong diplomatic relationships with Arab and other countries and became prosperous and stable.

With the discovery of oil reserves, major developments have been attained including modern infrastructure of buildings, ports and airports, multi-lane roads, prestigious schools and universities, advanced healthcare services.

Climate :

Climate in Oman is diverse varies from region to region. Temperature differed between humid coastal areas and hot dry desert interior especially during different seasons from summer to winter. During summer season, temperature can soar to 130 degrees F or 54 degree celcius in the northern region, making Dhofar province, in the southern part, a perfect place to stay when monsoon season falls between June to September. Most visitors prefer to visit the country during the winter or cold season which comes from the middle of October through the end of March.

Religion :

Islam is the religion of the Omanis. This is evident with great number of mosques in varied elegance installed throughout the place. With the consideration and being friendly to other people, Oman allows other religions to be practiced in churches and temples.

 

Area 309,500 sq. km
Population (2005) 2,509,000 inluding 666,000 expatriates.
Language Arabic (official), English (widely spoken), German & French (most hotel staff).
Capital City of Muscat.
Natural Resources Petroleum, Natural Gas, Copper, Fishery, Agriculture.
Local Time GMT +4.
Currency Omani Rial, which equates to $ 2.58.
Business Hours Government: 07:30 – 14:30
Private Sector: 07:30 - 14:30.
08:00 - 13:00 then 16:00 to 19:00.
Shopping Hours 9:00 - 13:00 and 16:30 - 00:00.
Electricity 220 - 240 Volts at 50 cycles.