Oman is the oldest independent Arab state which has been ruled by the monarchy for centuries. Two of their border touches the two seas of Indian Ocean on the southeast and the sea of Oman on the northeastern border, Saudi Arabia is on their west, Yemen is at south and UAE is on their northern border. Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said is their Monarch leader taking the throne from his father in 1970, which is also the current longest-running ruler for the Gulf. The capital of Oman is Muscat. Their GDP is more than $60 billion with a steady growth rate of 4.5%. A large portion of the Oman’s economy comes from the oil and gas reserves which are 35%. They are ranked 25 on the oil and gas reserves in the world. Oman’s population is 2.8 million and Omani citizens comprise of 2.0 million at 71% which is the most by any gulf state. Around 800,000 are expatriates which are Arabs from other gulf countries, Africans, Asians, Sri Lankans, Bengalis, Indians, and Pakistanis.
In other gulf countries we see Pakistanis from all sorts and parts of the country with no one taking the highest numbers, but in Oman, Baluchis are said to be in overwhelming numbers. Baluch people have been migrating towards Oman before the independence of Pakistan. There are more than 85,000 thousand Pakistanis in Oman and the majority of them are from the Baluchi descend. Many people have settled there for more than 3 generations which make them Pakistani as well as Omani. Pakistani migrates to Oman in order to earn a good amount of money to support their households and hope for a better life for themselves and their loved ones. The conversion rate is also a big factor to find a decent job in Oman. One Omani riyal equals to 270 Pakistani rupees. Oman also had allowed people become their citizens if they have lived there for 20 years or 15 years if they are married to Omani citizens, which is also a great motivating factor for Pakistanis to move to Oman.