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Oman — A nation that touches the heart

Oman is the place where one can live, work and enjoy life to the fullest in all its serenity and vibrancy.

Oman, India investment meet

By Nishad Padiyarath

Friday, November 18, 2022

Fifty-two years is nothing in history, they say. In the long tale of the evolution of this world it is not even a ‘wink of an eye’. But Oman, which turns 52 on November 18, 2022, has achieved a lot in such a short span of time, emerging as a dream destination for many, not just as a tourist spot or a holiday retreat but as their choice home and workplace as well. This is nothing but history. 

Oman is the place where one can live, work and enjoy life to the fullest in all its serenity and vibrancy. This is the nation that has written success stories in five decades, not just in terms of infrastructure but also as a modern state capable of mediating in many regional as well as international issues by adopting a moderate foreign policy, which were not simple to achieve.

My life in Oman is as old as half of its history and I am a witness to its amazing progress under the guidance of the Late His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said and the present ruler, His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik, the leaders who placed the nation on a high pedestal. Now the world knows Oman as a nation that touches the heart.

It is a proper planning and vision that fuel the nation’s forward journey. It has a clear-cut policy to achieve the goals as envisaged in its Vision 2040, which would be a milestone in the country’s achievement in strengthening its economic power, creating more employment thus benefiting the citizens as well as expatriates and also becoming a global power, especially as a mediator in many thorny regional and global issues.

The world is changing. The oil-based economy is changing. The gender equations are changing. And, of course, our vision about future is also changing. Oman is leading this change on every front — from education to healthcare and from infrastructure to enterprises. 

Here we witness women coming to the forefront of society as change-makers and the leadership of the nation encourages their role and appreciates their contribution.

As we proudly march ahead under the leadership of His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik, we are with the nation in all its strides to prosperity.