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Language & Phrasebook in Oman

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Although Arabic is the official language, most Omanis speak decent to outstanding English, especially in tourist regions and cities. A Semitic language known as “Jibbali” is spoken in the southern Dhofar area. Ethnic communities in Oman speak Swahili and Baluchi, particularly in Muscat, the capital. Malayalam has become a popular language due to the high number of Malayalee expats from the Indian state of Kerala. Because of the historical presence of Indian merchants, Hindi is spoken in certain urban areas. Unless a traveler is really “off the beaten track,” an English-speaking traveler should have no linguistic problems.

How To Travel To Oman

By plane Almost every international aircraft lands at Muscat (Seeb) International Airport (MCT). Salalah also has a limited number of regional international flights (SLL). Obtaining a visa on arrival in Salalah may be problematic due to the airport's tiny size and immigration officers' lack of change for bigger bills. Several airlines...

How To Travel Around Oman

By plane The national airline, Oman Air, travels frequently between the country's two airports (Muscat/Seeb and Salalah). From the United Arab Emirates, Air Arabia currently flies to Salalah and Muscat (UAE). By bus The major cities in Oman are connected by frequent, daily bus routes (Muscat, Salalah, Sohar, Sur and Nizwa). From...

Visa & Passport Requirements for Oman

Citizens of the following countries may acquire a single entry visa upon arrival at any air, land, or sea terminal: Citizens of the European Union and other Europeans, including nationals of Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, Switzerland, and the Vatican City, but not of Cyprus and Malta. Albania, Andorra, Argentina,...

Destinations in Oman

Regions in Oman Northern Oman (Muscat, Bahla, Buraimi, Hajar Mountains, Madha, Matrah, Musandam Peninsula, Sohar)the capital city, fertile Al-Batinah coast, majestic Hajar Mountains and the Musandam Peninsula Central Coastal Oman (Ibra, Masirah Island, Sur, Wahiba Sands)Awe-inspiring dunes, ancient forts, and coastal beauty line the Indian Ocean in Central Coastal Oman Dhofar (Zufar) (Salalah)lush coastal lowlands...

Accommodation & Hotels in Oman

Oman offers a wide range of accommodations, from ultra-luxurious hotels to very primitive date palm-leaf cottages in the desert. Oman has been trying to transform itself into a five-star destination for well-heeled travelers in recent years, with five five-star hotels in Muscat. This is not an issue for budget-conscious Muscat...

Things To See in Oman

Oman is known for its ancient forts, which are among of the country's most impressive cultural monuments. Over 500 forts and towers serve as traditional defense and observation positions to ward off possible attackers. Some of the finest specimens may be seen in Muscat, the capital city. The forts...

Food & Drinks in Oman

Food in Oman The cuisine is mostly Arabic, Lebanese, Turkish, and Indian in origin. Many Omanis distinguish between "Arabic" and "Omani" cuisine, with the former referring to the common cuisines found across the Arabian Peninsula. Omani cuisine is generally milder and comes in big quantities; entire fish is not unusual at...

Money & Shopping in Oman

Currency The Omani rial (Arabic:, international currency code OMR) is the local currency of Muscat. One rial is made up of 1,000 baisa (sometimes spelled baiza in Arabic). The Omani rial is officially pegged to the US dollar at OMR1 = USD2.6008, making it one of the world's biggest units...

Traditions & Customs in Oman

Sultan Qaboos is a person who is regarded in the greatest esteem – even reverence – by the overwhelming majority of Omanis and foreigners, since he has done more to build the country than any Arab leader, or most global leaders for that matter, in recent history. Visitors should...

Culture Of Oman

On the surface, Oman has a lot in common with its Arab neighbors, especially those in the Gulf Cooperation Council. Despite these commonalities, Oman is distinct in the Middle East due to a number of reasons. These are influenced by geography, history, and culture as well as economy. Oman's...

History Of Oman

Ancient history In 2011, a site in Oman's Dhofar Governorate was found with more than 100 surface scatters of stone tools belonging to the late Nubian Complex, a geographically unique African lithic industry previously exclusively known from the northeast and Horn of Africa. The Arabian Nubian Complex is 106,000 years...

Stay Safe & Healthy in Oman

Stay Safe in Oman In Oman, homosexuality is illegal. Tourists who identify as LGBT should be cautious of their surroundings. Driving in Muscat may be difficult at times, although this is more due to traffic congestion than to poor driving on the part of the locals. Due to the vast expanses...

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