Prime Location

  • Connectivity

    Less than 2-hours from the major business centres of Asia and fast sailing times to Asia, Africa, Europe and North America

  • Trade Route

    At the centre of the east-west nexus joining markets in Europe, Asia and North America

International Appeal

  • Investment Strength

    Attracting US$ 26.2 billion FDI by 2019

  • International Links

    Powerful concentration of international companies including BP, Shell, Vale, Air Liquide, Larsen & Toubro, Jindal Power & Steel, Huawei, Al Futtaim Group, Rio Tinto Alcan, Carrefour and LuLu

  • Trade Agreements

    Signatory to WTO, GCC common market, GAFTA, FTAs with US and Singapore, Iceland, Norway, Switzerland and Lichtenstein

Safe Environment

  • Transparency

    Investor friendly legislative environment and no restrictions on repatriation of capital or profits

  • Taxation

    Flat 15% corporate tax

  • Foreign Ownership

    100% foreign ownership allowed according to the new FDI law

Talent Pool

  • Local Talent

    A young multilingual and educated talent pool equipped for the 21st century

  • Workforce

    More than 2.2 million manpower in the Sultanate and 385,000 commercial companies are registered in the first quarter of 2019

  • Competitive Salary

    Some of the most competitive salary rates in the Gulf

  • Research

    55 tertiary institutes with strong industry links and thriving R&D culture


  • Transportation

    Globally ranked ports, airports and roads and some of the most strategically placed ports in the world

  • Communications

    6.440 million subscribed to mobile phones in 2018 with a decrease of 7.2% compared to 2017.

  • Property

    Some of the most competitively priced land and commercial property in the Gulf

Oman Risk Assessments

Sovereign Risk

Rated BBB
Low overall risk for Oman’s creditworthiness, but lower oil prices could potentially reduce government revenue generation. However, the government can leverage its foreign exchange reserves and wealth funds to settle debt obligations should they rise.

Currency Risk

Rated BB
Comfortable levels of foreign exchange reserves will help sustain Omani Rial’s peg to the US dollar. The US dollar is forecasted to remain firm against major currencies in 2015-16.

Banking Risk

Rated BB
Overall, Oman’s banking sector is at low risk.

Economic Structure Risk

Rated BBB
Although the economy remains highly dependent on hydrocarbon revenues and therefore vulnerable to changes in oil and gas prices, Oman’s growing plans to diversify its economy through its tourism and services sector keeps the country’s economic structure safe.