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20 Rials 2020, Oman

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Years of issue: 2020
Signatures: Sultan of Oman: Haitham bin Tariq
Serie: 2020 Issue
Specimen of: 2020
Material: Hybrid material
Size (mm): 166 x 76
Printer: De la Rue currency,Loughton

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20 Rials 2020




The Sultan of Oman Haitham bin Tariq and denomination 20.


20 Rials 2020


Haitham bin Tariq Al Said GCMG GCVO (Arabic: هيثم بن طارق آل سعيد, romanized: Heysem bin Târık Âl Saîd; born 13 October 1954) is the current Sultan of Oman, reigning since January 2020 following the death of his cousin, Sultan Qaboos bin Said.

Prior to becoming sultan, Haitham served for multiple decades in the cabinet of Sultan Qaboos bin Said, his cousin. He was Minister of Heritage and Culture from 2002 to 2020. Sultan Qaboos named Haitham as his successor in his will, and he was proclaimed sultan on 11 January 2020, hours after Qaboos's death.

Muscat International Airport

Centered is Muscat International Airport, exactly - Terminal 1 (new terminal).

Muscat International Airport, formerly Seeb International Airport, is the main international airport in Oman and is located in Seeb, 32 km. from the old city and capital Muscat within the Muscat metropolitan area. The airport serves as the hub for flag carrier Oman Air and Oman's first budget airline Salam Air, and features flights to several regional destinations as well as some intercontinental services to Asia, Africa and Europe.

Terminal 1 (new terminal).

The airport's newer and significantly larger terminal located north of the existing terminal and first runway, opened in 2018. This new building initially brought the airport's capacity up to 20 million passengers a year upon completion of the first phase. Subsequent enlargements under second and third phases will increase the airport capacity to 24 and 48 million annual passengers respectively. The terminal covers 580,000 sqm and features 118 check-in counters, 10 baggage reclaim belts, 82 immigration counters, 45 gates and a new, 97-meter control tower. The new terminal is located between the old and new runways and is capable of handling large aircraft such as Airbus A380s and Boeing 747s. The terminal opened on 18 March 2018, with the first flight, an Oman Air flight from Najaf, arriving at 6:30 p.m.

emblem of Oman

In top left corner is the national emblem of Oman (شعار سلطنة عمان‎). It is an insignia consisting of a khanjar inside its sheath that is superimposed upon two crossed swords. Adopted in the XVIII century as the badge of the Omani royal family, it subsequently became the national emblem of the Sultanate of Oman. The emblem is featured at the canton on the Flag of Oman.

The national emblem was first designed in the mid-XVIII century, when it was adopted as the royal crest of the Al Said dynasty. Its usage was expanded when it subsequently became the national emblem of the sultanate. This occurred during the reign of either Faisal bin Turki (1888-1913) or Taimur bin Feisal (1913-1932). The emblem was later incorporated onto the canton of the country's national flag in 1970. Moreover, in order to distinguish "directly royal entities" and create a distinct symbol for these organizations, a crown was added to the top of the national emblem. This modified insignia is utilized on the badges of all branches of Sultan's Armed Forces, including the Royal Army, Royal Navy, Royal Air Force, Royal Guard, and Royal Oman Police - among many others.

According to the Omani Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the khanjar - along with the two crossed swords - symbolize the historic weapons utilized by the people of Oman. They are attached together by an embellished horse-bit at the center. The khanjar itself is a national symbol of the sultanate, and is still worn by Omani men as a "ceremonial dagger" for formal occasions. It is a ceremonial dagger with its abundantly decorated sheath, traditionally made of rhinonoceros-horn, highly appreciated in the arab world and for that reason contributes substantially to the extinction of the rhinoceros in Africa.

On right side is hologram strip with denominations and hanjars (national emblem of Oman).

Varifeye thread and windowed security thread with demetallized "20 RIALS". In big hologram window is Muscat International Airport, exactly - Terminal 1 (new terminal).


20 Rials 2020

Batinah Expressway

The Batinah Expressway is a 256 km. 8-lane highway in Oman, that connects the Muscat Expressway (a relief road in Muscat, the capital of Oman), at Halban, with the United Arab Emirates border, at Khatmat Malaha.

Batinah Expressway was opened to the public, which is one of the biggest road infrastructure projects in Sultanate of Oman consists of 1,106 concrete channels, 25 bridges crossing wadis, 17 overhead bridges, 12 tunnels and other technical preparedness to overcome terrestrial obstacles. The Expressway has four lanes in each direction was completed in a time span of six years, built at a cost of RO 800 million. This investments and resources opened up new horizons for people, economy and the society. While designing this mega project, all security and safety aspects related standards and specifications were taken into account to keep pace with developments in this area. It has also made traffic between the Sultanate of Oman and the United Arab Emirates easier. However the road is hardly used due to the non availability of any support facilities such as fuel pumps, restaurants or maintenance facilities. Some areas of the road do not have mobile network coverage and certain areas do not have street lights. There is absolutely no police patrolling and very few working speed cameras. The road is totally deserted most of the time and is more of a white elephant.

The Sultanate has always given much importance to road infrastructure. It has developed networks of roads linking vast governorates from north to south, east to west which can keep pace with the economic and social growth in the country and boost the development process in all areas. The completion of road infrastructure will help in diversification of economy, thus boosting sectors like tourism, mining, industry and other commercial activities..

This vital road link - Al Batinah Expressway - will help the growing economic movement in the governorate, especially due to Port of Sohar and import and export activities in the area where we see massive industrialization in the close proximity of the port and the free zone.

In the next stage of the advancement of the national economy, we will see coming up of Science and Technology City, University of Oman and the Logistics City. There will also be a medical city as part of the major economic projects which would transform the life in the country and open up new horizons of development to keep pace with future advancements.

SOHAR Port and Freezone

Right, on top is Sohar Industrial port.

SOHAR Port and Freezone is a deep-sea port and adjacent free zone in the Middle East, located in Sohar, Sultanate of Oman, midway between Dubai and Muscat. With current investments exceeding $26 billion, it is one of the world's fastest growing port and free zone developments and lies at the centre of global trade routes between Europe and Asia.

The Freezone is a 4,500 - hectare development that, together with the Port, has attracted global investments of over US$26 billion.

The Port handles over one million tonnes of sea cargo each week and around 3,500 ships a year; it is equipped with deep-water jetties capable of handling the world's largest vessels, the Valemax class of dry bulk carriers.

Salalah International AirportSalalah International Airport

Right, lower is Salalah International Airport.

Salalah International Airport is the Sultanate of Oman's secondary international airport after Muscat International Airport. It is located on the Salalah coastal plain in the Dhofar Governorate, 5.5 kilometers northeast of Salalah's city centre. The airport features flights to regional destinations as well as a few intercontinental charter services from Europe. The airport recently won the Skytrax 5-Star Regional Airport Rating for its excellence in management and service.

The new international airport has been marked as having more extraordinary facilities than the old airport. A new Duty Free service has been started by a private company in association with the OAMC. Many food counters have been providing services since its opening. Oman Air placed a new lounge opposite to the airside and gates in the new terminal for Business Class, First Class, and Economy Class passengers who are Gold and Silver Sinbad Service Card holders. The airport has a rating from passengers that it is providing an effective lounge and Duty-Free services. The new airport has four aerobridges with an air conditioning facility. It is expected that the new terminal will help to boost not only the city's tourism but also the local and international passenger movement.