The glorious Arab Nation of Oman is in coming few days going to celebrate its National Day. Oman’s National Day is celebrated every year on 18 November. This public holiday celebrates independence from Portugal control . This holiday is the start of a two day break, as 19 November is also a public holiday to mark the birthday of the popular , respected Sultan of Oman, Qaboos bin Said al Said. Sultan Qaboos is the longest-serving current ruler in the Middle East, and third-longest current reigning monarch in the world.
Oman is a beautiful nation and virtually paradise on earth and is Holding a strategically important position at the mouth of the Persian Gulf, the country shares land borders with the United Arab Emirates to the northwest, Saudi Arabia to the west, and Yemen to the southwest, and shares marine borders with Iran and Pakistan. The coast is formed by the Arabian Sea on the southeast and the Gulf of Oman on the northeast. The Madha and Musandam exclaves are surrounded by the UAE on their land borders, with the Strait of Hormuz (which it shares with Iran) and Gulf of Oman forming Musandam’s coastal boundaries.
As a matter of fact, The 48th National Day preparations are in full swing. A committee formed to look after preparations has stated that the lighting design will revolve around traditional jewellery, musical notes and flowers at select spots in the city.
Pertinently, The Supreme Committee for National Day Celebrations which is in charge of the programmes and decorations has decided to keep the National Day street decoration ‘simple and meaningful’. “This year too the celebration will be like the past three year
It is worth mentioning here that from the late 17th century, the Omani Sultanate was a powerful empire, vying with Portugal and Britain for influence in the Persian Gulf and Indian Ocean. At its peak in the 19th century, Omani influence or control extended across the Strait of Hormuz to modern-day Iran and Pakistan, and as far south as Zanzibar. Historically, Muscat was the principal trading port of the Persian Gulf region. Muscat was also among the most important trading ports of the Indian Ocean.
Oman is known as among the safest destinations of the world and has emerged among the island of peace amid turbulent middle east staying away from violence and war . The glorious Oman with its charming diverse beauty is calling all the tourists of world into its lap.