Country briefing: Oman

News reports and articles 

Latest news about Oman 
A compilation from multiple sources

Brian Whitaker's blog posts and other articles about Oman

Online news sources for Oman


Basic information

CIA World Factbook
The geography, people, government and economy of Oman

BBC country profile
Essential facts, plus politics, media and key dates in Oman's history

Local time

Local weather

Maps of Oman 
(University of Texas)

Currency converter 
Omani rial (OMR)

National anthem 
Audio, lyrics and sheet music (National Anthems Reference Page)

More about the flag of Oman


History and politics

Oman timeline
A chronology of key events (from the BBC)

The durable dhow  
Abstract of article by Tom Vosmer, Archaeology, Vol. 50 No. 3 (May/June 1997)

Constitutional background

Text of constitution (1996)

Constitutional information 
Law Library of Congress

Oman Info 
Ministry of Information website

List of government ministers (CIA)

Documents
Historical and political texts relating to Oman


Travel

US State Department
Consular information and travel advice

British Foreign Office
Travel advice

Lonely Planet 
Online tourist guide to Oman

Secret Salalah  
"A definitive guide to the secret gems of Salalah"

Nizwa Oasis

Oman's traditional treasures
By Jonathan Fryer, BBC 

Oman Air
The national airline

Electricity, plugs and sockets 


Economy

World Bank: Oman 
Comprehensive economic data

Oman and the IMF

Water and agriculture in Oman
FAO country profile


Oman: further reading

A History of Modern Oman 
by Jeremy Jones and Nicholas Ridout, 2015. Available from amazon.com or amazon.co.uk

Oman: Politics and Society in the Qaboos State 
by Marc Valeri, 2014. Available from amazon.com or amazon.co.uk

Oman: The True-Life Drama and Intrigue of an Arab State 
by John Beasant, Christopher Ling and Ian Cummins, 2014. Available from amazon.com or amazon.co.uk

History of Seyd Said, Sultan of Muscat 
by Vincenzo Maurizi. Available from amazon.com or amazon.co.uk

History of Oman: Government, Politics, Economy, Society, Religion, Tourism
by Bonna Walter, 2016. Available from amazon.com or amazon.co.uk

Oman, Culture and Diplomacy
by Jeremy Jones and Nicholas Ridout, 2013. Available from amazon.com or amazon.co.uk

Behind the Veil in Arabia: Women in Oman 
by Unni Wikan. Paperback, 1991. Available from amazon.com or amazon.co.uk

The Rough Guide to Oman 
by Gavin Thomas, 2011. Available from amazon.com or amazon.co.uk

Oman (Bradt Travel Guide) 
by Diana Darke, 2014. Available from amazon.com or amazon.co.uk

Lonely Planet Oman, UAE & Arabian Peninsula 
by Lonely Planet, 2013. Available from amazon.com or amazon.co.uk

Oman - A Photographic Voyage 
by Jaap Croese, 2016. Available from amazon.com or amazon.co.uk

The Road to Ubar: Finding the Atlantis of the Sands 
by Nicholas Clapp, 1999. Available from amazon.com or amazon.co.uk

The Food of Oman: Recipes and Stories from the Gateway to Arabia 
by Felicia Campbell (author) and Ariana Lindquist (photographer), 2015. Available from amazon.com or amazon.co.uk

Silver Jewellery of Oman 
by Jehan S. Rajab. Paperback, 1997. Available from amazon.com or amazon.co.uk

Birds of Oman 
by Michael Gallagher. Hardcover, 1981. Available from amazon.com or amazon.co.uk

The Sultanate of Oman 
by Miriam Joyce. Hardcover, 1995. Available from amazon.com or amazon.co.uk

Travels in Oman, 1845 and 1848 
by Philip Ward. Available from amazon.com or amazon.co.uk

The Heritage of Oman: A Celebration in Photographs 
by Ozzie Newcombe (photographer), Pauline Shelton, 1996. Available from amazon.com or amazon.co.uk