National Symbols of Oman

Oman, officially the Sultanate of Oman, is a country in Western Asia situated on the southeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula. According to a recent global survey, Oman is the safest and friendliest country in the world for expats to live and work in. Muscat is Oman’s port capital and the most populated city in the country. Islam is the national religion and Arabic is the national language. The official currency is the Omani Riyal (OMR).

Said Bin Taimur is the national founder of Oman. Omanis celebrate the national day on the 18th of November which commemorates the independence from Portugal control; it’s also called Qaboo’s Birthday National Day as people celebrate the birthday of Sultan Qaboos bin Said. Various shows take place on this day including parades, camel races, fireworks, and much more!

Oman’s national flag consists of white, green, and red stripes that are the national colors including the country’s national emblem (Dagger and two swords). Oman’s national anthem is “As-Salam as-Solâni,” an ode dedicated to Qaboos bin Said, the former Sultan of Oman.

Sword dance is the national dance of Oman; it originated from historical sword fights between men. Men used swords to show their dominance in the past, later on, the sword dance evolved into a variant of ancient culture.

Shuwa is food that signifies a celebration. This slow-roasted lamb, which is considered Oman’s national dish, takes several days to prepare. The lamb is wrapped in banana leaves and baked in an underground pit for at least a day after marinating for 24 hours. Drinking coffee is an essential part of local culture, thus coffee is Oman’s national drink.

Dishdasha is a man’s national dress. It is a simple collarless and long-sleeved gown. Women wear a dress over trousers called Sirwal along with a headpiece called Lihaf.

The Arabia Oryx is the national animal while the Barbary Falcon is the national bird of Oman. Not to forget the fragrant Jasmine that has become the national flower of Oman!

Football is the most popular sport in Oman, consequently, it is Oman’s national sport.

Country information

Former name(s) Sultanate of Muscat and Oman
Official name(s) Sultanate of Oman
Alternative name(s) Sultanate of Oman (official, English)
Regional location Middle East, bordering the Arabian Sea, Gulf of Oman, and Persian Gulf, between Yemen and UAE
Country name etymology The city or region is typically etymologized in Arabic from aamen or amoun ("settled" people, as opposed to the bedouin)
Climate Dry desert; hot, humid along coast; hot, dry interior; strong southwest summer monsoon (May to September) in far south
Terrain Central desert plain, rugged mountains in north and south
Population 5,106,626
National Day 18 Nov 1940
Language(s) Arabic
Religion Islam
Country code +968
Literacy rate 96.1%
Currency Omani Riyal
Capital city Muscat
Domain(TLD) .om
Ethnicity Balochis, Lurs, Swahilis, Hindus and Mehri.
Head of government Prime Minister
Nationality Omani
Driving side Drive on the Right-hand side
Date format dd/mm/yyyy
Total area 309,500 km2 (119,500 sq mi)
Timezone UTC+4 (GST)
Average elevation 310 m (1,017 ft)
Coastline 2,092 Km
Mains electricity 240 V
Emergency telephone numbers Emergency Telephone Numbers

Coat of arms

Flag map of Oman

Flag map of Oman

Motto of Oman

No official motto

National animal of Oman

The National animal of Oman is The Arabia Oryx

National Animal of Oman - The Arabia Oryx

National flower of Oman

The National flower of Oman is Jasmine. Botanical name is Jasminum.

National flower of Oman - Jasmine

National bird of Oman

The National bird of Oman is Barbary falcon

National bird of Oman - Barbary falcon

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Omani Proverbs - Popular quotes, proverbs and sayings.

You have taken away (the beauty of) your kindness by your tongue (unkind words).

If the speaker is mad, the hearer should be wise.

If fortune does not obey you, follow it so that you may become its companion.

If you lose the meat, drink the gravy.

Add trouble to trouble, it will either grow or go.

It is better to cut off a tree which does not shade its own rootlets.

Buy silver and cover (it) with gold.

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