The Sultanate of Oman: a fascinating blend of ancient traditions and modernity. Just 40 years ago, Oman was an isolated country with a mere six kilometers of paved roads and a subsistence economy based on fishing. His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said’s rule began in 1970, when he began the transformation of Oman into the open nation it is today.Thanks to the enlightened leadership of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said, Oman has transformed itself from an ancient desert land into a world-class trade hub, business base and tourism destination, all the while maintaining its delightful traditional culture, stability and natural beauty. The very essence of old and new stand side by side in this delightful desert jewel. A one of a kind: Original Oman.