The Sultanate of Oman erupted with celebrations on Sunday for National Day
19 November 2018| Last updated on 19 November 2018
Residents and expats in Oman witnessed a whole array of celebrations
November 18 marks a special day in all calendar across the Sultanate of Oman as it stands for the National Day for this coastline GCC-based country.
As Oman celebrates its 48th National Day, the whole country raised the Omani flag as a celebratory gesture to the country and the leadership of Sultan Qaboos.
Oman started the celebrations for a “Glorious National Day” with a military parade on Sunday on the ground of the Royal Guard of Oman’s Command.
It was almost 48 years ago that Sultan Qaboos promoted Oman into a modern state in 1970 – and from then, Oman became the nation that it is today and upholds the values of justice, citizenship, equality and law.
The whole country showed its support to Oman by going full out on flag decorations and celebratory efforts.
As part of the celebrations
As celebrations rolled in on Sunday, a surprising announcement was also made in National Day celebratory efforts.
Oman granted 23 expat residents full Omani citizenships on the 48th National Day, which is a huge step in expat standing in the country.
Also, Omani Leader Sultan Qaboos pardoned 289 prisoners – 140 of which were expats ahead of the celebrations on Sunday.