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

Coronavirus in 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)

Historical and political texts relating to Oman


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 


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 or

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

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

History of Seyd Said, Sultan of Muscat 
by Vincenzo Maurizi. Available from or

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

Oman, Culture and Diplomacy
by Jeremy Jones and Nicholas Ridout, 2013. Available from or

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

The Rough Guide to Oman 
by Gavin Thomas, 2011. Available from or

Oman (Bradt Travel Guide) 
by Diana Darke, 2014. Available from or

Lonely Planet Oman, UAE & Arabian Peninsula 
by Lonely Planet, 2013. Available from or

Oman - A Photographic Voyage 
by Jaap Croese, 2016. Available from or

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

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

Silver Jewellery of Oman 
by Jehan S. Rajab. Paperback, 1997. Available from or

Birds of Oman 
by Michael Gallagher. Hardcover, 1981. Available from or

The Sultanate of Oman 
by Miriam Joyce. Hardcover, 1995. Available from or

Travels in Oman, 1845 and 1848 
by Philip Ward. Available from or

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

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