Arab, Dhofari in Oman

Unreached of the Day  8/03/2018

Arab, Dhofari in Oman

These Arabs speak their own variety of Arabic, residing in Salala and nearby coastal regions of Oman. Even though Oman is a modern country, western influences are quite restricted. A very important part of Omani culture is hospitality. If invited into an Omani house, a visitor is likely to be greeted with a bowl of dates, qahwa (coffee with cardamom) and fruit. Omanis practice a unique brand of Islam, Ibadhism.

Ministry Obstacles

Oman is not congenial to overt Christian witness.

Outreach Ideas

Pray for God's blessing on the leaders among the Dhofari Arabs, along with their families, and for their communities to welcome and enjoy God’s provision.

Pray for the followers of Christ

Pray for the few followers of Jesus among the Dhofari Arabs, that they will be zealous to follow Jesus, and will live holy lives. Pray they will have power to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ.

Pray for the entire people group

Pray for the Dhofari Arabs to be drawn to Jesus (whom Muslims call Isa al-Masih), to desire to learn more about this man. Pray the Spirit of Jesus will open their minds to see Jesus as the Son of God, deity.

Scripture Focus

"Tell of His glory among the nations, His wonderful deeds among all the peoples. For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised." 1 Chronicles 16:24-25



People Name Arab, Dhofari
Country Oman
10/40 Window Yes
Population 114,000
World Population 114,000
Language Arabic, Dhofari Spoken
Primary Religion Islam
Bible Questionable Need
Online Audio NT No
Jesus Film No
Audio Recordings Yes
Christ Followers Few, less than 2%
Status Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image