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General Information

The official language of Oman is Arabic.

The national currency of Oman is Rial (OMR).

1 OMR equals  .
equals  OMR.

Location

Oman

The distance from to Oman is miles or km. The estimated travel time is .

Climate and Travel Season

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Safety

According to the U.S. Department of State, it should be safe to travel to Oman. Exercise normal precautions in Oman. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Click here for the full travel advisory and further information by the U.S. government.

The criminality index of Oman is 21. A higher number means more criminality.

Dial 9999 to call the police in Oman.

LGBT

Oman has a score of -6 in the SPARTACUS Gay Travel Index. Oman ranks #137 worldwide.

Consensual same-sex sexual conduct is illegal and subject to a jail term of six months to three years.

Travel Vaccinations

All travelers to Oman should be up-to-date on the following vaccines:

  • Measles
  • Routine vaccines

Moreover, the following travel vaccines/medicines are recommended because there is a risk of these diseases in Oman:

  • Hepatitis A
  • Typhoid

The following vaccines/medicines might be needed depending on where and how long you are staying. Please consult your doctor.

  • Malaria
  • Hepatitis B
  • Rabies
  • Yellow Fever
Visa Information

A visa might be required to travel to this country.

Make sure your passport is valid for your intended period of stay. Some countries even require your passport to be valid for six months beyond the intended date of departure.

Power Plugs

You likely need a power plug adapter in Oman to use your electronic devices from .

The voltage in Oman differs from the voltage in . You may need a voltage converter to be able to use your devices.

In Oman, the standard voltage is 240 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. The following power plugs are used:

  • Type C
  • Type G
Weather

The temperature difference between Oman and is °F / °C. Make sure you pack the right clothes.

No precipitation throughout the week.

Date Temperature Humidity Precipitation
Sun December 15 63–85°F  /  17–29°C 68% 5%
Mon December 16 64–85°F  /  18–30°C 71% 5%
Tue December 17 64–84°F  /  18–29°C 72% 1%
Wed December 18 63–85°F  /  17–29°C 70% 3%
Thu December 19 63–85°F  /  17–29°C 68% 3%
Fri December 20 65–82°F  /  18–28°C 56% 5%
Sat December 21 60–80°F  /  15–26°C 50% 4%
Sun December 22 57–80°F  /  14–26°C 55% 2%

Sunrise and Sunset

The sun rises at 06:42 am and sets at 05:34 pm. This equates to 10.9 hours of daylight.

When the sun rises in Oman, it is in . When the sun sets in Oman, it is in .

Taxi

The average base fare for a taxi in Oman is 1.00 OMR. Every kilometer costs an additional 0.00 OMR. Every hour of waiting time costs 3.00 OMR.

Car Rental

International driving permits are recognized in Oman.

The minimum driving age is 18.

Right-hand traffic, keep to the right side of the road. Keep this in mind when renting a car!

Landmarks and Activities

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Food/Drink

The price for the recommended minimum amount of food per person per day is 2.48 OMR.

The legal drinking age in Oman is 21. This is also the minimum age to purchase alcohol.

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Tipping Etiquette

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Travel Scams

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