Sailing, diplomacy and globe-trotting: 16 Omanis making their mark on the world

As Oman celebrates its 50th National Day on Wednesday, we look at some of the excellent people the country has produced

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On Wednesday Oman will celebrate its 50th National Day, when Sultan Qaboos bin Said took the throne.

Under his reign Oman developed at lightspeed but took careful steps to preserve the nation's character and customs.

The country has produced an array of diplomats, sportspeople, explorers and businesspeople worthy of mention.

Take a flick through our gallery to find out more.