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A safe and relaxing country to visit

Oman is one of the safest and most relaxing countries to visit and is home to some of the most welcoming people in the world.  Here are a few helpful pointers and tips to help you make the most of your visit to the Sultanate and gain a better understanding of the country’s culture, customs and laws.

Climate

During the Summer months (April to September), the climate remains moderate in the Al Hajar Mountain range and Dhofar region, a rarity on the Arabian Peninsula where Summer temperatures frequently exceed 40 degrees Celsius.

Currency

Oman’s national currency is the Omani Rial (OMR), with the lower denominations known as ‘Baisa’. Rial notes range from OMR 1 to OMR 50, while Baisas are available in note form in denominations of 100 and 500 with 1,000 Baisa equating to One Rial.

Etiquette

Omani people are known for their generous hospitality and warm nature, and the country’s nationals live in perfect harmony with other cultures and nationalities from all around the world. However, as in any country, visitors are kindly requested to adhere to a number of rules to ensure this mutual respect remains.

Safety

Oman is ranked as one of the safest and most relaxing countries in the world and is home to some of the most welcoming people in the world. However, when visiting anywhere it is always recommended to take the necessary safety precautions and to store passports, money and other valuables in a closed bag or hotel safe.

Important Contacts

This page contains vital contact information for any emergency services which might be required during your stay in Oman. Several foreign embassies and consulates are located in Muscat, handling both major and minor diplomatic affairs. Working weeks are usually Sunday to Thursday.

Travel Advice

Oman is one of the safest and most relaxing countries to visit and is home to some of the most welcoming people in the world. Here are a few helpful pointers and tips to help you make the most of your visit to the Sultanate and gain a better understanding of the country’s culture, customs and laws.

July 13, 2019

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