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Tribute

2011
41st
NATIONAL DAY

 

As we celebrate the 41th National Day, it is with immense pride that we bring out yet another Tribute. Whether it is the continuing development of infrastructure or the great strides in the telecom and finance sectors, or the emergence of youngsters to carry forward the torch of entrepreneurship, there are always stories to share each year.
In his very first speech as Sultan of Oman, His Majesty His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said said: “I promise you to proceed forthwith in the process of creating a modern government. My first act will be the immediate abolition of all the unnecessary restrictions on your lives and activities. My people, I will proceed as quickly as possible to transform your life into a prosperous one with a bright future. Every one of you must play his part towards this goal. Our country in the past was famous and strong. If we work in unity and cooperation we will regenerate that glorious past and we will take a respectable place in the world.”
Forty years later, this vision, this promise, has transformed Oman into a modern nation. The sultanate is at a point where it can congratulate itself on where it stands today. The achievements have been truly impressive. So here is a Tribute to four decades of tremendous progress and many more to come.



WHAT'S IN THE TRIBUTE

SECTION I NATION BUILDING

Oman Rising
Rapid infrastructure development has become Oman’s hallmark

The Spectrum
Oman’s telecom landscape has changed beyond recognition

The Money Story
The pace of progress in Oman’s finance sector has been phenomenal

Teams with Dreams
Omani entrepreneurs are charting new territories

Luxury Retail
With more discerning consumers, luxury retailing is on the rise

Smell Bound
Amouage’s makeover from an Arabic brand to an international name

Potential Power
Outward Bound Oman is a major educational initiative

SECTION II MARITIME HERITAGE

Catching the Wind
Oman Sail is a success story like no other

Khareef Power
Khareef class corvettes take Oman to the region’s top naval division

Sailing into History
Tracing the historic journey of the Jewel of Muscat


SECTION III NATURE & TOURISM

Land of Beauty
Oman is being promoted as a niche tourist destination

Birdwatching in Oman
Birdwatching can be enjoyed by anyone aged five to 105

Picturesque Wadis
A photo essay on the lush green oases of palms and waterfalls

SECTION IV TRADITION & CULTURE

Wisdom of the Birds
Clamming starts in the Batinah region when all the elements align

People First
A look at some of the day to day activities of the ordinary people

SECTION V HERITAGE

Inspired by Nature
Traditional Omani architecture takes inspiration from nature

Historic Homes
1,050 ancient settlements, harats, are being studied

Past Revisited
Side by side with modern life exist vestiges of a prehistoric era

SECTION VI SPORTS

Go Green
As green golf courses come up in Muscat, there is a buzz

Young Heroes
A photo essay on some of the young sports stars

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