Basic Information on Oman
Area: 309500 Square Kilometre
Population: 2013 estimate 3,869,873
Official Language: Arabic (English language widely spoken)
Time: Four hours ahead of GMT.
Currency: RO.1 = US$ 2.6 ( .385 Baiza = US $ 1)
Natural Resources: oil, natural gas, copper, fish, agriculture, tourism
Weather: Hot and Humid in summer and moderate in winter
Measurements: Metric System
Electricity: 220 Volt.
Population Growth Average: 6.4%
Life Expectancy: 72 Year
National Day: Falls on November 18th every year (two day holiday later in the same month)
Official holidays: The days vary according to the Hijrah year: Prophet's birthday - Al Isra'a Wal mira'ag - Eid Al Fitr - Eid Al Adha and the New Hijrah year.
Official Working Hours: Sunday to Thursday : 7:30 am to 2:30 pm with exception to Ramadhan during which work starts at (9 am to 2 pm) Private sector`s official working hours from Sunday to Thursday ( according to companies system )