OMAN LAND & CULTURE
OMAN VISA & CUSTOMS
Oman tourist visa can be applied and issued online through Royal Oman Police site: www.evisa.rop.gov.om Citizens from certain countries can get visa directly at the airport on arrival. (Please check online for more information about your eVisa) There is no customs duty on personal effects brought into Oman. Tourists can import up to four bottles of alcoholic beverages per person. Drugs and pornographic material is forbidden.
The weather is Ideal from October to-April. Moderate throughout the day to Cool at night upper 20s C and dry in most areas, this is the best time to visit Oman. The warmer Months is from June to September Hot 30-40C and humid on the coast. The southern region experiences monsoon rains from June to September. The mountain areas will be cool during the day and cold at night in winter and pleasant during summer, about 10 degrees cooler than other areas of Oman. The desert region is hot from May to Mid-September, during the day usually above 40 degrees.
OMAN INFORMATION Language: The official language is Arabic however; English is spoken almost everywhere. Population: Total Population more 5 million. Currency: Omani Riyal (RO) divided into 1,000 baizas, 1 USD = .38 OR or proximately 1 RO = 2.6 USD Electricity: 220 – 240 volts – 50 cycles – 3 pin British type plug. Business Hours: Government offices from 8.00 – 14.30 Sunday to Thursday. Banks 8.00 – 14.00 Sunday to Thursday Shops 9.00 to 13.00 and 16.00 to 22.00 Time: GMT + 4 hours.
Jabal Shams is the highest peak in Al Hajar Mountains - 3090 m high
Camel Safari at Wahiba Sand Desert in the eastern region of Oman.