Oman is celebrating its 70th birthday.
Oman has a proud history as a Persian Gulf monarchy, but its history has been overshadowed by the rise of Saudi Arabia.
Now, Oman is stepping out on its own, visiting Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar to celebrate its 70-year anniversary.
The royal family has already visited the UAE and the United States, but this is the first time it has come to Oman.
Oman, the UAE, Egypt and the UAE have a shared history.
The United Arab States, Oman’s traditional ally, was formed in 1924.
Oman and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) are members of the GCC, but the two countries have had different regional policies since the 1979 Islamic revolution.
Oman was initially an independent country, but it was incorporated into the GCC in the early 1980s.
Oman joined the GCC after the fall of the UAE in 1991.
Oman now sits in the GCC.
Oman became the most populous country in the region after joining in 1990.
Oman is a member of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in 2017.
Oman also holds a majority stake in Saudi Arabia and is part of the United Nations.
Oman, a predominantly Muslim nation, has a large Christian minority.
Omani President Emine al-Obeidi has been criticized by Western leaders for his crackdown on political opposition.
Omanis have also been accused of supporting Islamist groups such as the Muslim Brotherhood.
The monarchy has also faced international criticism for its crackdown on dissent, especially in the wake of the Arab Spring uprisings.
The royal family is heading to Saudi, Egypt’s capital, on Tuesday for a four-day trip, according to a statement.
The official Saudi Press Agency said the royal family will travel to Saudi capital Riyadh.
Oman will also visit the United Kingdom, which is a longtime U.S. ally, on March 27.
Oman’s crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, also heads the crown and the government, the statement said.
The kingdom’s state news agency SPA said the meeting with Prince Mohammed will include representatives of the Gulf nations, and a number of topics will be discussed.
Saudi Arabia has not confirmed that the meeting will take place.
The visit will be the first by the royal families of the two nations since the Saudi government arrested and detained the kingdom’s former crown prince Mohammed bin Nayef in January 2017.