Oman’s trading history dates back thousands of years; commerce flourishes in Oman today and remains a source of great pride. Taking inspiration from this legacy, Ithraa is a modern expression of this rich and vibrant part of our heritage – we are an ambitious government-run inward investment and export promotion organization tasked with helping secure Oman’s long-term prosperity. From developing ports, free zones, industrial areas to science and technology parks, Ithraa supports the Sultanate’s efforts to create new and deeper business ties with dynamic and fast-growing organizations and economies from across the globe.
Our ancestors used their ingenuity and creativity to overcome the challenges they faced – navigating through uncharted waters to forge new trade routes and create wealth for generations to come. Capitalising on our entrepreneurial past, Ithraa is paving the way for Oman to become a leader in today’s Innovation Economy and one of the most business friendly, productive and competitive economic development climates in the world.
Oman has emerged as one of the Middle East’s most exciting business locations after four decades of successful development and is now home to some of the world’s leading companies.
Oman is an ideal place to live and work. Our consistent and strong economic performance, our skilled, young and multi-lingual workforce and competitively priced operating costs have created an environment that will benefit any company that invests or re-locates here. These factors, combined with the country’s authentic charm and unparalleled natural beauty, give the Sultanate a unique international advantage.
We are making significant investments in growing our business base. And as a result of the provision of the transport and communications infrastructure ensuring easy access to both domestic and international markets, the Sultanate continues to attract talent and new businesses operating in a variety of sectors.
Ithraa works relentlessly to create an exceptional environment for business to prosper. By setting up in Oman we guarantee an individual’s right to choose in commercial transactions; the ability to voluntary exchange goods and services; freedom to compete; protection of personal, intellectual and property rights; and the opportunity to access sound money. It is with this culture of openness that Oman looks to both attract the best inward investment and talent, and export its products across the globe.
Indeed, our modern and mixed economy has gained a well-deserved global reputation for success. This is thanks to our workforce, infrastructure, geographic location, innovative and entrepreneurial business community, and close public-private sector relationship. Looking outward is crucial and Oman does this well.
We welcome you to Oman – it is an outstanding place to live and work.
Salem Ben Nasser Al Ismaily