Omani tourism has been one of the quiet success stories of the Middle East in recent years.
Eschewing the glitz of the United Arab Emirates, and without the religious fervour of Saudi Arabia, the country has carved a niche for itself as a natural playground.
With rugged mountains to the north, the landscape descends slowly onto the Indian Ocean in the south, giving the destination a diverse range of environments to exploit.
In early 2016, a new National Tourism Strategy was unveiled, formalising the aim to double the number of international arrivals to around five million annually by 2020.
If the goal is successfully reached, the sector’s contribution to annua…
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