is a country of enormous diversity and
natural beauty, which,
while it has much to attract the
discerning traveller, had until recent
been largely overlooked by international
The government was anxious not to promote the Sultanate to
until it was ready to accommodate them.
Now, with an enviable
infrastructure securely in place, a wide
range of international hotels and a
wealth of things to see and do, Oman is
ready to offer its traditional
hospitality to visitors from around the
Work on developing further facilities
has been constantly ongoing.
Indicative of the importance the
government affords this sector was the
issue of Royal Decree No. 61/2004,
establishing a Ministry of Tourism and
appointing a woman as its minister.