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Travel information about Oman

Oman is an Arab country located on the Arabian Peninsula with a total area of 309,500 sq km and an estimated population of 3,424,386. Explore the mountain ranges of Al Hajar and Al Jabal al Akhdar or have a good dive in the turquoise waters. Get to know an Arab world without the excessive wealth, just the natural beauty, wind-blown deserts, and pristine coastlines.

Capital city of Oman: Muscat

Closest neighbors to Oman: Oman borders the countries of Yemen, UAE, and Saudi Arabia.

Best times to visit Oman: Best time to travel Oman is from October to November and February to March or winter months. Climate is temperate at day and pleasantly breezy at night.

How to get to Oman: Oman is now reachable via air from North America, Europe, and Australia with just a single change of flight to Muscat.

Visa requirements for Oman: Visa is required to travel to Oman, a passport valid for at least 6 months upon entry, and a return ticket for all nationals.

Currency of Oman: Rial (OMR) is the currency of Oman.

Official Language of Oman: Arabic is the official language of Oman.

UNESCO World Heritage sites in Oman

There are 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Oman and 8 on their tentative list.

  • Aflaj Irrigation Systems of Oman (2006)
  • Archaeological Sites of Bat, Al-Khutm and Al-Ayn (1988)
  • Bahla Fort (1987)
  • Land of Frankincense (2000)

Scuba diving safety tips

Keep these rules of thumb in mind whenever you are on or by the water:

  1. Think safety at all times. Planning reduces risk and gives you more worry-free fun.
  2. Bring the necessary equipment. It should be in good condition and easily accessible.
  3. Respect the sea and the weather. Only go out with your boat when it is safe.
  4. Follow the rules of the sea, and make sure you know what they are.
  5. Wear life jackets or other flotation devices.
  6. Make sure you are rested and sober. Do not drive a boat while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  7. Be considerate, and remember that safety, the environment, and the well-being of everybody is a common responsibility.
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