Iran is increasingly becoming a popular health tourism destination for Omani people. Given the good political relations between Iran and Oman and the historical and cultural commonalities, the two countries are eager to boost their relations in all spheres. With a population of 5 million, Oman is a short flight away from southern Iranian cities. With direct flight between Muscat and Tehran as well as Muscat and Shiraz, Kish Island and Bandar Abbas in southern Iran, Omani health tourists have easy access to Iranian medical services within a short distance from their homes. Apart from the capital Muscat, other major Omani cities including Seeb, Salalah, Bawshar, Sohar, Suwayq and Ibri are potential targets for exporting Iranian medical and health services.
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Omani tourists also have an eye for Iran because of the country’s diverse climate. Given that Oman has a dry and hot climate with hot summers, they are very interested to travel to places with mild and cool climates. Northern Iran, with its splendid climatic conditions and natural attractions as well as cultural beauties, is a favorite destination for Arab tourists in general and Omani tourists in particular. Shiraz, too, is a popular tourist destination for Arab travelers. The city enjoys countless historical attractions and great cultural splendors which cater to the tourism-related needs of foreign visitors.
Shiraz is also a medical hub in Iran. With its highly skilled doctors and reputable hospitals, Shiraz is one of the best destinations for health tourists visiting Iran for all kinds of medical or cosmetic treatments. Shiraz is also among the best cities to receive organ transplant treatments and is considered the capital of liver transplantation in the region.