- Biggest holidays and celebrations: Ramadan
- Capital City: Muscat
- Celebrities you should know: Ali Abdullah Harib Al-Habsi - Goalkeeper in the English football Premier League. Ahmad Al-Harthy - racing driver. Isla Fisher - actress.
- Currency: 1 Omani Rial = 1,000 Baisa
- Food taboos and favourites: Pork isn't eaten. All other meat should be Halal. Alcohol isn't permitted by Islam but you can drink it in permitted areas.
- Government: Sultanate. A monarchy with the Sultan of Oman as absolute leader.
- Historical figures: One of the world's most famous sailors and traders, Sinbad, comes from Oman.
- International dialling code: +968
- Key words and national identity: "aish akhbar?" - "What's new?" in Omani Arabic dialect, a common greeting. dajeej qabooli - a popular Omani chicken-rice dish (usually eaten on a huge shared platter) This dish brings together influences from Oman, Zanzibar and Baluchistan - formerly all three parts of the Sultanate.
- Landmarks and places of cultural significance: The Wahiba Sands, an enormous area of sand dunes; Jebl Akhdar, the green mountains; Nizwa, the ancestral capital and Salalah, the home of frankincense.
- Languages and foreigners: The main language remains Arabic. English is widely spoken as a business language between natives and immigrant workers. Hindi and Urdu are also often heard.
- Music genres: Religious, folk and traditional tribal music. Egyptian and Levantine music are all popular and Western Pop amongst younger generations.
- Official language: Arabic
- Official name: The Sultanate of Oman
- Population: 3 million
- Religion: Islam
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