TheSAY Pharma's visit to Oman
𝐖𝐞 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐞𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐥𝐞𝐭𝐞 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝟑𝐫𝐝 𝐲𝐞𝐚𝐫 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐒𝐮𝐥𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐎𝐦𝐚𝐧 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐮𝐩𝐩𝐥𝐲 𝐨𝐟 𝐜𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐥 𝐜𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐭𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐡𝐨𝐬𝐩𝐢𝐭𝐚𝐥𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐒𝐀𝐘 𝐡𝐨𝐥𝐝𝐬 𝐚 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐠𝐠𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝟖𝟕% 𝐦𝐚𝐫𝐤𝐞𝐭 𝐬𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐦𝐚𝐫𝐤𝐞𝐭.
Oman exudes a very different, unique and exotic vibe from the rest.
With traces of human civilisation to have been found which date back to several centuries, humanity is said to have grown its roots from this very place since 8,000 years. To add to this, Oman became the oldest Arab state to have been formed in the Arabian peninsula.
Here are some facts about Oman that will make you want to explore the beautiful Arab nation.
𝐖𝐡𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐰𝐚𝐬𝐡𝐞𝐝 𝐇𝐨𝐮𝐬𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐁𝐮𝐢𝐥𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐬 - Surrounded by a plethora of buildings and houses painted in white. Structures of any kind ranging from office complexes to malls are whitewashed, and any other colour requires prior permission from the government with adequate reasons.
𝐎𝐢𝐥 𝐄𝐱𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐬 - The Omani rank is quite high on the list of exporters of oil. It sits atop a vast oil reserve that is bound to last for a couple of centuries. Oman’s GDP is mainly contributed to by this and the ever-growing tourism industry.
𝐀𝐦𝐚𝐳𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐒𝐡𝐢𝐩𝐛𝐮𝐢𝐥𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐬 - Being a fantastic ship maker courses through an Omani’s veins. They are well known for building ships which have stood the test of time and bear testimony to their mastery of this skill. Partly surrounded by the sea, Omanis have built some of the most significant naval ships which have been lauded for their versatility.
𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐀𝐝𝐝𝐢𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐁𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐠𝐞 - Coffee - Also known as ‘Qahwa’, this beverage is mandatorily served to every guest upon arrival to one’s house. While pleasantries are exchanged over, this fosters a bond of friendship and has become a ritual that one follows.
𝐄𝐱𝐜𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐁𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐝 𝐨𝐟 𝐇𝐨𝐫𝐬𝐞𝐬/𝐒𝐭𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 - The Omani are known for raising horses which have incredible speed, endurance and stamina. Legend has it that King Solomon gifted an Omani tribe a stallion named Zad el-Raheb which was the epitome of an encapsulated all the qualities.
𝐖𝐨𝐫𝐥𝐝 𝐇𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐚𝐠𝐞 𝐒𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐬 - Having four UNESCO declared world heritage sites is no major feat. It is a phenomenal one. Bahla Fort, the archaeological sites of Bat, Al Khutm and Al Ayn, the irrigation systems of Al Aflaj and the land of Frankincense are the heritage sites which Oman possesses.