Oman continues to prosper
This was my 29th National Day celebration in Oman. I have never missed November 18 since I arrived in this beautiful land of peace and prosperity.
It was really heartening to be part of the 49th National Day celebrations of Oman, together with the large peace-loving Omani community who equally values and respects the rights of others and their sentiments.
One of the most memorable moments in life during my almost three decades here was when His Majesty the Sultan was conferred with Arab Man International Award a few years ago. It was a privileged occasion for the people of Oman and the expatriate community.
The sultanate has been continuously involved with the right intentions with an objective to bring stability at all levels of coordination. This special recognition precisely highlighted Oman’s role in the region and proves that its peace commitment is being recognised at all forums, even beyond the region.
One would not have a second thought that sultanate’s peace initiatives have been greatly supporting the country to maintain excellent ties with the rest of the world. As world strives for lasting peace and stability, with this recognition it is obvious that Oman has a serious and healthy role to play in helping early settlement of critical issues.
Along with realising the country’s tourism potential, the Omani community has achieved success in emulating the challenges of new age. The sultanate being a nation that moves towards a path of transition embracing the changes, it continues to get recognised at many fronts, especially on tourism and socio-economic fronts.
As issues pertaining to human rights are in focus in this new era of conflicts and disparities, sultanate too is in spotlight among world leaders and peace-lovers, especially when the country’s policy of dialogue has worked well in several issues in the region.
As the country continues to be recognised in the world for its peace initiatives, it is equally inspiring and a blessing that its vast tourism potential is also gaining momentum. As I have read quite a few books on Oman and its traditions, the most interesting part is the sultanate’s blend of talents, entrepreneurial flairs and the spirit of valuing its rich past. Of my almost three decades of life in Oman, the first Omani individual I met was a person who believes very much in traditions. I had the opportunity to visit his home. It shows that visitors in this land of peace and prosperity are respected and regarded well.
Oman’s efforts to try to solve the problems in many countries are commendable. It attracts people who believe and respect the culture and traditions of civilisations.