September 2019 , Muscat: The Sultanate of Oman holds the first place globally as a terrorism-free country, while it ranked third in the world in the decline of crime and violence, and fifth in the world in the reliability of police services.
It even advanced to 19th place in the declining of homicides, according to the World Economic Forum’s 2019 Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index 2019 report.
The data for the report are based on the Executive Directors’ Survey conducted by the International Economic Forum in cooperation with the National Competitiveness Office in Oman, as well as international statistics and reports.
The Sultanate also ranked 58th globally, and third in the Arab world in the Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index, which includes 140 countries. The Kingdom of Spain came in first place globally, followed by the Republic of France and the Federal Republic of Germany, while the United Arab Emirates and Qatar came in first and second place in the Arab world.
Oman also achieved additional 38 ranks in the Human Resources and Labor Market Index from the 103rd in 2017 to the 65th in 2019, where the continuous interest in human resources has provided qualifications and training, as well as incentives and facilities offered by the Sultanate with positive effects on the business environment.
In terms of infrastructure, the Sultanate advanced 8 places in the Air Transportation Infrastructure Index to 49th globally, by recording 3.4 points. The Sultanate advanced 13 places to become the 34th in the world in the ground infrastructure and ports index.
The Sultanate even advanced six places in the index of the number of World Heritage sites to be ranked 49th globally, due to the Sultanate being home to many of these sites, and has been able to become inscribed on the World Heritage List.