The government’s determination to provide citizens with free basic healthcare, means that health-related expenditures are growing. Oman’s healthcare market is estimated to be worth US$2 billion as a result of population growth, rising levels of lifestyle related diseases and increased health insurance. The health market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 9.3% between 2010 and 2015.

Oman’s healthcare infrastructure now boasts around 65 modern hospitals with almost 6,000 beds a ratio of 2.1 beds for every 1,000 citizens, in addition to more than 242 health centres and close to 1,000 private clinics throughout the sultanate.