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 your company will enjoy the ultimate freedom to do business.
With the existing road network, deep-sea port, airport and planned railway system, companies in Sohar can target India, the Middle East, China and South East Asia while enjoying direct access to Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Al Ain and Muscat, as well as the biggest consumer market in the region, Saudi Arabia.
SOHAR Port and Freezone, together with Sohar Airport and the upcoming GCC rail network, form 'Gateway Sohar'.
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 Region
Sohar lies in the centre of the Al Batinah region, in the North of Oman. This is a prime area for investment. With its geographical location, economic resources and high population density, the Batinah region 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.