Culture of Oman
People in Oman speak the Modern Standard Arabic language. The linguistic diversity of Oman is diverse according to a fractionalization scale which for Oman is 0.3567. The followers of Islam are the religious majority in the country. 73.4% of Oman's population live in cities. This percentage comprises the urban population of Oman. The rate of urbanization in Oman is considered to be 2. According to data on inbound tourists in Oman, 1,551,000 tourists arrive in the country each year.
The national anthem of Oman is called 'Nashid as-Salaam as-Sultani', which in English means 'National Anthem of Oman'. It was adopted in 1932. The lyrics have been written by Rashid bin Uzayyiz Al Khusaidi and the music has been composed by James Frederick Mills, arranged by Bernard Ebbinghaus.
The first McDonalds in Oman was opened on 07/30/1994. At the moment Oman has 15 operating McDonalds restaurants. The number of operating McDonalds restaurants in a country is indicative of the influence of Western culture and globalization in that country. Operating McDonalds restaurants could also have a direct impact on the health of a nation's citizens. Around 21% of the population of Oman are obese.
Each year, the people of Oman consume 0.2 litre of alcohol per capita, and this volume consists of 54.6% beer, 3.2% wine, 42.2% distilled spirits, 0% other alcohol.
One of the most popular national dishes of Oman is halwa. Other national dishes include kebab, kabsa.