Wattayah in Muscat, is the oldest human settlement and dates back to the Stone Age. Supposed to be around 10,000 years old, the archaeological remains consist of stone implements, animal bones,shells and fire hearths.
Birds from three continents - Asia, Europe, and Africa - are found in Oman.
A huge flock of migratory birds visits Oman during their seasonal journey. These birds often migrate from Europe and East Asia.
The Burj Al Sahwa is the oldest monument in Oman.The Muscat Clock Tower or
Renaissance Clock Tower, near Seeb Airport, was built in 1985 to commemorate Omans 25 years of Renaissance. It is considered as a National Monument.
Jebel Shams, the Sun Mountain, is the highest point in Oman. With an elevation of 3,000 meters above sea level, it is the first place to receive sunrise in Oman.
The first public university in Oman is Sultan Qaboos University. It was found in 1986 on the 10th anniversary of Oman's National Day..
Zaad Al Rakeb is the first horse in Arabia and all the Arab progeny horses come from it. It belonged to the Uzd, the old members of the Arab Uzd tribe of Oman.
Oman's expatriate population comprises 45.5% of the country's total population. Experts say the increase in expatriates is a result of Oman's push to build mega infrastructure projects that need massive manpower.
Unique women-only souq in Ibra. In this unique Ibra souq, you can find the
womenfolk engaged in selling and buying on all Wednesdays. Men are not allowed to trade here on this day.
The Ottoman Empire occupied Muscat between 1581 and 1888. An Ottoman
fleet under Piri Reis attacked Old Muscat and plundered the town. They wanted to re-establish control over the Indian Ocean Trade.
Oman's first written constitution the 'Basic Statutes of the States' was
introduced in 1996. It guarantees rights within the framework of the Quranic and customary law. It is the pillar of the Omani legal system.