Tour of Oman 2016 starts from February 16, 2016 and ends on February 21, 2016.
Since the Renaissance in 1970, the governments extensive modernization programme has opened the country to the outside world while preserving its ancient culture and traditions. Oman is actively pursuing a development plan that focuses on diversification, industrialization, and privatization, with the objective of reducing the oil sector's contribution to GDP to 9% by 2020. Oman actively seeks private foreign investors, especially in the industrial, information technology, tourism, and higher education fields. Industrial development plans focus on gas resources, metal manufacturing, petrochemicals, and international transshipment ports.