Oman – the Rising Nation on the Arabian Peninsula

The Sultanate Oman is located in the southeast region on the Arabian peninsula and borders Yemen in the south, Saudi-Arabia in the west and United Arab Emirates in the north. The Sultanate has 1800 km of coastal line and adjoins the Sea of Oman in the north and the Arabian Sea in the east. Its total area comprises 309,500 km. Oman’s population is 3.8 million people whereby 55% are Omani origin and 45% foreign origin. Arabic and English are the official business languages.

Since the inauguration of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said in 1970 Oman has undertaken an astonishing turn towards modernity while maintaining its rich cultural heritage and traditions. Moreover the government pursues ambitious plans to diversify the economy and hence, to reduce its dependency from fossil fuels. It also persecutes the aim to further develop the privatization, for instance in the telecommunication and energy sector.

Economic Development

From the economic point of view Oman gains increasing attractiveness for German investors due to its stable political and business environment and its for the region unique strategic location as a logistic hub.

German exports increased from 791.1 million EUR in 2011 to 821.2 million EUR in 2012. German direct investments grow from 50 million EUR in 2010 to 71 million EUR in 2012. Germany and Oman signed a bilateral investment treaty and a double tax agreement (DBA) whereby the DBA is still pending to be ratified.

News from Oman

03/21/2017 AHK VAE - News-Hauptkategorie, Oman

The Oman budget for 2017 in challenging conditions -An Analysis by KPMG-

The 2017 budget comes against a backdrop of continued subdued oil prices and focuses on revitalizing non-oil revenues and rationalizing public... more

11/16/2016 Oman

German firm to build mini steel mill for MISCO in Oman

Oman-based Moon Iron & Steel Co SAOC (MISCO) has signed a contract with German plant machinery manufacturer SMS Group to construct a mini-steel... more

11/16/2016 Oman, AHK VAE - News-Hauptkategorie

Oman Power & Water Procurement Company floated tender for 200 MW Solar Power Plant

The tender for a first large scale solar power plant was floated in October 2016. Bidders were requested for proposals regarding technical and... more

Events by AHK Oman

AHK Oman organises several events with a wide range from business workshops to socialising events.

To find out more, kindly contact:

Mrs. Dalia Zayed, +968 9387 0474, service2(at)

Trade Fairs in Oman

05/01/2017 - Muscat


Power, Water and Wastewater Technologies and Solutions

05/15/2017 - Muscat

Windorex + Glass & Aluminium Oman 2017

International Exhibition for Windows, Doors, Glass, Aluminium, Facades & Sun Protection Systems

10/09/2017 - Muscat

Oman Health - Exhibition & Conference

An International Annual Event that highlights the continued Development of the Healthcare Sector

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Contact Oman

German Industry & Commerce Office Oman
18th of November street
Building 268, 2nd floor, Office 22
P.O. Box 750, P.C. 111
Muscat, Sultanat of Oman

Office hours: 
Sun to Thu from 9:00am to 5:00pm

Simone Lisker