Oman (Arabic: عمان ‘Umān), officially the Sultanate of Oman (Arabic: سلطنة عُمان Salṭanat ‘Umān), is an Arab country in southwest Asia on the southeast coast of the Arabian Peninsula. It borders the United Arab Emirates on the northwest, Saudi Arabia on the west and Yemen on the southwest. The coast is formed by the Arabian Sea on the south and east and the Gulf of Oman on the northeast. The country also contains Madha, an exclave enclosed by the United Arab Emirates, and Musandam, an exclave also separated by Emirati territory. It is one of the most peaceful countries in the Middle East.
About 1% are Buddhist.