Location

SOHAR Port and Freezone is within easy reach of the booming economies of the Gulf and the Indian subcontinent while avoiding the additional cost of passing through the Strait of Hormuz.

Operating from a strategic location on the Arabian Peninsula, SOHAR offers an ideal environment for business. The combination of wide market access, sound global logistics and attractive business incentives ensure that global, regional and local enterprises enjoy the ultimate freedom to do business.

With the new and uncongested highway network, SOHAR provides excellent access to economic hubs across the region. Planned expressways, including the new 275-kilometre long South Batinah super-highway, will rapidly link Oman to other GCC countries. The presence of a new road connection to Saudi Arabia will enable direct access to the largest consumer market in the Arabian Peninsula, without long detours through the UAE and pursuant border delays.

SOHAR International Airport provides up to 50,000 tons of air cargo capacity while the current expansion of Muscat International Airport will provide another 260,000 tons per annum.

 

SOHAR Port and Freezone, together with Sohar Airport and the upcoming GCC rail network, form `SOHAR Gateway`.

The Sultanate of Oman
 Oman borders the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the west, the United Arab Emirates to the north, and the Republic of Yemen to the southwest. With an area of over 300,000 square kilometers, geographically, Oman is one of the most diverse countries of the Peninsula.

Oman`s coastline borders the Sea of Oman and the Arabian Sea. The strategically important Strait of Hormuz is the only stretch of water between the Gulf and the Indian Ocean and is, therefore, a vital route for the transportation of crude oil, gas and cargo.
 
The Al-Batinah North Governorate
 
 Sohar lies in the centre of the Al Batinah North Governorate, in the North of Oman. This is a prime area for investment. With its geographical location, economic resources and high population density, the Al Batinah North Governorate has played an important part in Oman`s history. It has always been the country`s maritime and commercial outlet to the Gulf and the Indian Ocean and its mineral resources have provided the basis for several important heavy industries.