The Western Al Hajar mountains provide a dramatic, high-contrast backdrop for the crisp whitewash and muted pastels of our mystery country’s capital city. In the picture, 16th-century Portuguese watchtowers look down respectfully on the modern royal palace, ceremonial residence of the country’s beloved, progressive ruler Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said. Since coming to power in 1970, Sultan Qaboos has been committed to the welfare of his people. Thanks to his investments in education, health care, infrastructure and economic development the country enjoys political stability and a high standard of living and is known as a beacon of moderation in the wider region.
Can you name that country?
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