Oman ranked 5th best tourist destination

931254LONDON: The Sultanate has been ranked fifth best tourist destination in the world in a report published by the BBC. To determine where expats might find the best success of fitting in fast, global community network InterNations recently conducted their annual Expat Insider survey of more than 14,000 expats from 191 countries, asking residents to rate a number of aspects about life abroad, including how easy it was to settle in, a country’s friendliness and ease of making friends.
The report described the Sultanate as one of the sunniest countries in the world. It also has friendly residents who reflect the warm climate. A welcoming culture rooted in faith also leads to an openness with newcomers. The country is known for outdoor living and adventures, with great weather, camping and adventure spots. “Omanis are very hospitable to strangers. With their strong Islamic background and belief, they love to help their neighbours or those in need, and will easily bring a stranger or new person into their home for coffee or dates or fruit,” said Nicole Brewer, who lives in Nizwa (160 km south of the capital of Muscat).