On January 10, 2020, His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said died in Muscat after almost 50 years of reign. Together with our Omani friends and partners, we mourn the loss of this extraordinarily and successful mediator, promoter of the well-being of his people and extremely moral and peaceful statesman. Sultan Qaboos himself made HH Haitham bin Tariq Al Said his successor. HH Haitham took his oath on January 11 and took over as the new Sultan of Oman. The calm and level-headed former Minister of Culture announced that he would continue his reign in the spirit of his predecessor.
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The security of travelers in the Sultanate of Oman is not expected to be affected by the current tensions between Iran and the United States. The World Economic Forum, based in Geneva, placed Oman in third place worldwide in terms of security in its "Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report" 2019 - even ahead of Switzerland (fourth place). Germany ranks 41st. You can find the report here ► link.
There are several reasons for this:
► Oman's universally recognized peace policy as an honest mediator in conflicts, currently between Iran and the United States
► The religious special status of the Ibadhiya that prevailed in Oman
Once upon a time there was … Sinbad the Sailor, the Frankincense Trail and the Three Kings of Orient. Oman’s exciting and eventful past has long been general knowledge. However, the proud people and the breathtaking landscapes behind these legends are still a well-kept secret, which is well worth discovering.
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We will take care of your flights, all land arrangements, including car and hotel reservations, as well as arrange local guides as desired, and assure you a pleasant visit to Oman - as we have already done for so many other travellers to Oman.
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Who were the Sons of Sinbad? What are their achievements? What is their legacy? To answer these questions, the German-Omani team led by director Friedrich Klütsch spent three years tracing the amazing and mostly unknown history of Oman. Archives in Oman, Portugal, Zanzibar and China were visited, experts around the world were questioned, and key events reenacted at original locations. Wherever possible, authentic sets were used, or recreated in accordance with the advice of experts.