Oman 2019

When we returned to Oman to produce our sixth edition covering the economy, we came with a wealth of knowledge about the key drivers from an investment and institutional standpoint. In what proved to be a pivotal year for the Sultanate's economy, we conducted over 200 interviews with government and private-sector leaders to deepen our knowledge and challenge our conceptions about what makes this dynamic economy tick.

Sneak peek at what's inside:


TBY Analytics assessed 162 interviews conducted for The Business Year: Oman 2019 to examine trends and sentiment among the country's business leaders.

We asked our Transport chapter interviewees about focus areas for investment:

  • 77% Are expanding capacity
  • 46% Connectivity
  • 23% Technology
  • 23% Partnerships
  • 8% Human resources


We talked to chief policymakers such as:

  • Talal Al Rahbi, Deputy Secretary General, Supreme Council
  • Tahir Bin Salim Bin Abdullah Al Amri, Executive President, Central Bank of Oman (CBO)
  • Abdullah Salim Al Salmi, Executive President, Capital Market Authority (CMA)
  • Dr. Hamad Salim Al Rawahi, CEO, Telecommunicationa Regulatory Authority (TRA)
  • Dr. Ahmed Bin Mohammed Al Saidi, Minister of Health
  • Ahmed Bin Nasser Al Mahrizi, Minister of Tourism
  • Mohammed S. Al Tobi, Minister of Environment and Climate Affairs (MECA)
  • Dr. Rawya Saud Al Busaidi, Minister of Higher Education



"At the center of Oman's business development program, OCEC will act as a catalyst for business travel in Oman."

- Said Salim Al-Shanfari, CEO, Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre (OCEC)