International Exhibition for Building Materials, Construction Equipment, Interiors & Design

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21 - 22 August 2017

Oman International Exhibition Centre,

Sohar, Sultanate of Oman

About Oman

Basic Facts

 

Official Name

Capital

Head of State

Land Area

Currency

Local Time

Official Language

Religion

 

: Sultanate of Oman

: Muscat

: His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said

: 309,500 sq. km.

: Omani Rial (equivalent to 2.58 USD)

: GMT + 4 hours

: Arabic (English commonly used)

: Islam

 

The Sultanate of Oman is the third largest country in the Arabian peninsula. It can be found between the United Arab Emirates and Yemen, and it is bordered in the west by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

 

After marking 40 years of national development in 2010, the Sultanate of Oman is continuing its steady march to progress with the implementation of various development projects throughout the country. Currently under construction are multi-million-dollar tourism projects, large-scale industrial projects, and prestigious residential properties, including the following:

 

Name of Project

Project Cost (USD)

The Blue City (Al Madina A’Zarqa)

20.0 billion

Mirbat Beach Project

2.5 billion

The Wave, Muscat

2.4 billion

Salam Yiti Project

2.0 billion

Barka Resort

1.1 billion

Tilal Al Khuwair

1.0 billion

Qaryat Qurum

1.0 billion

Salalah Beach/Jebel Sifa Project

850 million

Khasab Resort

780 million

With the continued growth of Oman’s economy, more major developments are in the pipeline under the country’s Eighth Five-Year Plan, which will run from 2011-2015. While the country is implementing measures to further boost production from its oil & gas resources, the government is also taking concrete steps to further diversify its economy by promoting the growth of its tourism, industrial and manufacturing sectors.

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