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Welcome to Oman

Capital: Muscat

Continent: Asia

Currency: Omani Rial (OMR)

Dialling Code: +968

Driving Side: Right

Official Language: Arabic

Population: 4,441,448 (2016)

Time Zone: GST (UTC+4)

Sitting in the south-eastern end of the Arabian Peninsula lying on the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Oman; Oman is a country in the Middle East with the same size as the state of Kansas in the US. It borders the United Arab Emirates in the Northwest, Saudi Arabia in the west and Yemen in the Southwest.

Omanis are friendly people and are very helpful to tourists. In turn, tourists should respect the ways and traditions of the Omani people

Information & Facts


The Climate of Oman can be described as subtropical dry, hot desert climate with low annual rainfall, very high temperatures in summer and a big difference between maximum and minimum temperatures, especially in the inland areas.

Summer (June to September) is very low rainfall. Winter is cooler with occasional rainfall while Spring and autumn are warm, mostly dry and pleasant.


It is prohibited to bring firearms, narcotics or pornographic publications into Oman. Non-Muslims are permitted to bring two litres of alcohol into the country at Seeb International Airport only. You are not allowed to bring alcohol into the country in private cars at land border crossings.

Duty Free

The following items may be imported into Oman without incurring customs duty:

• Up to 2L or 24 cans of alcoholic beverages (non-Muslims over the age of 21 only).

• 400 ci