Oman Travel Guide

Oman FAQ

What do I need before travelling?

We suggest that all our customers review foreign office advice for Oman before travelling. Click here for the latest information from the foreign office.

What are the visa requirements?

British citizens do not need to obtain a visa before travelling to Oman, however your passport should be valid for a minimum period of six months from your date of entry into the country

What is the currency in Oman?

The currency in Oman is the Omani Rial.

Will I need to bring an adaptor?

Power sockets in Oman are the same as in England, so you will not need to bring an adaptor. 

Is Oman safe?

Oman is a relatively safe country – there have been a few reported cases of robbery and violence against tourists, but serious crime is rare. Be cautious when driving outside of Muscat as there is a risk of hitting wandering camels and goats on the road, and rainfall has been known to cause sudden flooding on dry riverbeds.

Are there any customs or public holidays I should be aware of?

Oman is an Islamic country, and this is reflected in the local laws and customs. Respect and deference should be shown by dressing modestly and avoiding foul language, rude gestures or public displays of affection – be especially respectful during the holy month of Ramadan, particularly when visiting religious areas. You should carry a copy of your passport at all times for identification purposes, and keep the original copy in a safe place. 

What is the language in Oman?

Arabic is the official language of Oman, although Balochi is also widely spoken. 

What is the cuisine like?

Oman’s culinary offerings combine a blend of Indian and Arabian influences. The main eating venue in Oman tends to be the café, and there are few notable restaurants outside of Muscat.

 

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