Here is a list of items we thought would people useful during your Journey in Oman. Of course your not limited to just these options for things to bring with you but we believe these are the most crucial items: Comfortable hiking shoes - a hat or some form of head protection - sunglasses - Tops covering the soldiers & a couple of Long sleeve T-shirts ( for the sun) & finally a Scarf in case you visit a mosque to act as a head cover.
Oman in General and more specifically Muscat, its capital are as safe as can be. There you will be surrounded with helpful Locals you do however need to keep a keen eye on the road as a driver and a pedestrian. We recommend that you take extra caution because Oman sadly has one of the worst records for road accidents with little wait time given by the drivers to those who are passing.
In terms of the best time to visit this desert haven, we would recommend visiting the city in November and mid-March, which are the peak seasons of tourism in Oman & the weather is pleasant with plenty of Sunshine to Spare. If you’re not into crowds and more into solitude, a quieter time would be for you to travel in the summer, but take extra care of the hot weather of that period.
For British and other European Union Citizens a 10 or 30-day visa can be obtained upon arrival at the airport with a cost ranging from five to twenty Omani Rials. As for payment options, you could pay for the Visa at the Travelex foreign exchange desk in the airport’s immigration arrival hall. Most methods of payment are available whether it be cash currencies or credit cards, most forms are accepted. For the Short stay 10 day visa the cost of 5 R.O with the one month combined tourist/business visa standing at a cost of 20 R.O and could be extended for another month with the same price. All those visiting must show an onward or return ticket Upon applying for the visa.
The official currency of Oman is the Omani Rial, represented in short as OMR. As for the Exchange Rate of the Omani Rial in comparison to the other most commonly used currencies, it goes like this:
|One USD ( United States Dollar)||0.39 Omani Rial OMR|
|One CAD ( Canadian Dollar)||0.29 Omani Rial OMR|
|One EUR ( Euro)||0.45 Omani Rial OMR|
|One GPB (Sterling Pound)||0.50 Omani Rial OMR|
There is nor specific dress code to be followed while exploring the streets of Oman. There is however respective and complementary of the religious and Islamic culture of Oman to Dress as conservative and modest as you feel comfortable with, especially when visit religious sites. For women travelers, a scarf would be handy in case you’re visiting a Mosque and Maybe some comfortable dresses, pants and t-shirts thrown in. For the Gents, out here a basic pairing of Jeans or shorts with a t-shirt would be fine. Finally, make sure to wrong attire for a better sightseeing experience.
Ramadan is a holy month where Muslims abstain from consuming water and food from sunrise until breaking there feast at Subset. It is a Festive month filled with family meetings, good times with your friends and loved ones and an atmosphere of spirituality. Despite the lack of nutrition throughout the day, people go through there daily workflow without complaint or Tire. The Date of Ramadan differs according to the cycle of the moon and is not announced in advance by a long period. Ramadan Lasts for 29 to 30 days each year and is an exercise in empathizing with those less fortunate and an eyeopener to the things we take for granted.
Oman is one of the safest emirates of the UAE, for both its citizens and those visiting from abroad who are looking for a delightful experience and will surely be surrounded bu smiling, friendly, warm and amazing people on the way.
Credit cards are one of the most common payment methods in the UAE in general and more specifically in Oman. Most if not all Hotels, shops restaurants & Cafes use it, in ore local shops or rural areas is where you might not be able to deal with your card so it’s always a good idea to have some cash on hand with you.
Despite the official language of Oman being Arabic, there are many English speakers in Oman, especially among those working in the tourism and hospitality sector and the capital of the country, Muscat. In the Rural areas, English might not be as common as in the capital but you’re bound to find English speakers there too.