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About Oman


The Land:
Welcome to the Sultanate of Oman, the essence of Arabia, geographically located at the southern tip of Arabia. Oman is a tourist’s delight and the country offers an excellent climate, tourist facilities and modern services at all times.
Oman is a diverse country offering nature at it’s best with Desert, Wadis, Green oasis,  Mountains, Beaches, History, Heritage, Muscat the capital city and much more. We would like to invite you to discover them all.
Let the warmth and hospitality of the people seduce you.

Capital:  Muscat

Population:  approximately 3 million

Airport: Muscat International airport, 40 km from Muscat center
               Khasab airport, in Musandam
               Salalah airport in Dhofar
              Ad Duqm airport
              Ras Al Hadd airport – opening soon


Currency: Omani rial

Time: GMT +4


The climate:
The country’s climate is predominantly arid and varies slightly from one region to another.
 In the coastal areas, the weather is hot and humid in summer but warm and dry the rest of the year.
In the mountains it is mainly dry and temperatures can drop below15 degrees during the day in winter and sometimes but not often you can have snow. In general you have a 10 degrees difference with the plains.
Dhofar region (Salalah) located in the south, enjoys a regular monsoon between June and October every year.
In the desert, warm temperatures during the day but cold temperatures at night especially in winter.
Summer is very hot and can be as high as 50 degrees.
The best time to visit Oman is between October and April when the weather is pleasant and warm.


Average temperatures in degree Celsius



Religion:
Islam, predominantly Ibadhi sect.


Culture:
The official language is Arabic. English is widely spoken in all shops, hotels and service areas.
A very important part of Omani culture is hospitality. And you can experience this all through your stay in the country. It is not unlikely to be invited into an Omani house, be greeted with a bowl of dates and qahwa (arabic coffee). Omanis are proud of their country and they want you to feel welcomed. This is why they have this famous hospitality. When you will leave the country, you will be a friend not just a tourist.


Visa: All visitors except passport holders from GCC countries require a visa to enter Oman.
You can buy your visa on arrival at the airport for most countries including EU, US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Japan.
Please check with your travel agent, airline when booking flights or your embassy if you are not sure.


Shops: shopping malls, supermarkets, department stores are open from 9h00 to 22h00 except on Fridays. Fridays supermarkets are open normal timing but malls open mainly in the afternoon.
Souk and shopping establishments are open from 9h00 to 13h00 and from 16h00 to 21h00 but timings vary from shop to shop and also during the Ramadan.

Banks: 8h00 to 13h00 from Sunday to Thursday
             ATMs available throughout the country


Education in Oman is provided free of charge up to the end of secondary education. In 1970 there were only three formal schools with 900 students (boys only) in the whole country. Oman’s national educational program expanded rapidly. In 2006–2007 about 560,000 students attended 1053 public schools. The number of students in private schools is about 65,000.
 The Omani higher education system is relatively young, as the first public university in Oman, Sultan Qaboos University was founded in 1986.
The education sector in Oman has made remarkable progress and since the accession of His Majesty The Sultan Qaboos Bin Said in 1970, all people in Oman have a right to education.

 

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  • We can personalize your tour according to your requirements. 
  • Whether your preferences are mountains, wadis, coast, history or trekking, let us suggest a tour for your holidays in Oman.
  • Together we can design a unique tour for you to enjoy.
 

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