Newsweek | How Much Longer Can Oman Be An Oasis of Peace in the Middle East?

[The] Global Terrorism Index … assesses the impact of terrorism on 163 countries on a scale of zero to 10. Just 34 countries scored zero. Oman was the only country in the Middle East among that grouping. (The US’s and the UK’s scores hovered around 5.0.)

— Mirren Gidda
Newsweek 

Newsweek | How Much Longer Can Oman Be An Oasis of Peace in the Middle East?

Last week Newsweek published a positive article about Oman under the heading “How Much Longer Can Oman Be An Oasis of Peace in the Middle East?”.  While many of the points raised are well understood by those of us familiar with Oman it is imperative for the growth of the tourism industry that the world reads stories such as this that mention Oman in terms of security, stability, safety, hospitality and beauty.  All these terms are covered in the article.

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Some of the points raised by Ms Gidda include:

  • Yes, its safe
    In November, the Sydney-based Institute for Economics and Peace released its annual Global Terrorism Index, which assesses the impact of terrorism on 163 countries on a scale of zero to 10. Just 34 countries scored zero. Oman was the only country in the Middle East among that grouping. (The US’s and the UK’s scores hovered around 5.0.) 
  • Tolerance for All Religions
    Tolerance for all religions has proved crucial to Oman’s stability. Under the constitution, people of all faiths are free to practice their religion, provided that it doesn’t disturb the public order.
  • The stability of Oman
    The stability of Oman has sometimes helped Qaboos act as a broker between opposing sides. Beginning in 2012, the country secretly hosted both Iran and the US in its capital, Muscat, several times. When the Iran nuclear agreement, intended to block that country from building a nuclear weapon, was finally implemented in January 2016, many foreign policy experts said Oman had helped persuade the two sides to reach a deal.

As the tourism industry in the Sultanate of Oman matures and expands such positive articles are exposing Oman to a potential new market of millions.  This article, and others like it, clearly supports the international marketing efforts of His Majesty’s Government, particularly the Ministry of Tourism.

Please promote this article among your colleagues and contacts.

More information

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