The Middle East Sultanate of Oman is on the eastern side of the Arabian Peninsula. Until Sultan Qaboos bin Said exiled his father, the previous Sultan, in 1970, Oman was an under-developed nation, almost completely closed to visitors and badly manipulated by the British, although never annexed. After the accession of Qaboos, education, public works and tourism took off throughout Oman.
Omanis are friendly people and very helpful to visitors. In turn, tourists should respect the ways and traditions of the Omani people. Omanis are proud of their country's rapid progress and of their heritage as one of the great seafaring nations. Excellent schools and hospitals, good governance, and on-going infrastructure improvements are all important characteristics of this once introverted and closed nation.
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