Before you go

Are vaccinations required before travelling to Oman?

Up to date information for vaccinations before you travel to Oman are available from the NHS website

Is it safe to travel to Oman?

For up to date information around safety and security in Oman read the Foreign & Commonwealth Office latest information for Oman.

Best time to visit Oman?

Oman has a reliably warm climate and, as long as you avoid the scorching summer months between June and August, can be visited any time. The weather is at its most pleasant from October through to April.

Do I need a visa to enter Oman?

British nationals need a visa to enter Oman. You should apply for an e-visa before you travel. If you're travelling as a tourist, you can apply for an unsponsored visa.

What currency do i need in Oman?

The official currency of Oman is the Omani rial.

While visiting Oman

What wild animals live in Oman?

Eutheria. Cape hyrax. Dugongs. Arabian humpback whales off Dhofar. Spinner dolphins in Gulf of Oman. Indo-Pacific humpbacked dolphin off Khasab, Musandam. Sand cat. Golden jackal. Nubian ibex.

What is the traditional food in Oman?

Although Omani cuisine varies within different regions of Oman, most dishes across the country have a staple of curry, cooked meat, rice, and vegetables. Soups are also common and are usually made from chicken, lamb, and vegetables.

What Languages are spoken in Oman?

Arabic is recognized as Oman's national and official language. The Baluchi language is also widely spoken in Oman. English, Urdu, and several indigenous languages are the other primary languages used in Oman.

How much do you tip in Oman?

The currency in Oman is the Omani rial. Tipping. A tip of 10 percent is considered the norm at hotels and restaurants. It is not normal to tip custodians of museums, forts and such like.

Where can I find a local travel expert for Oman?

Local Oman travel experts are available.

Useful Numbers

Emergency Oman Numbers?

  • Police: 112
  • Ambulance: 112
  • Fire: 112
  • Embassy: +968 24 609000

    Time Difference

    What is the time difference in Oman?

    The time difference is 4 hours

    Travel Apps

    What is the best travel app for Oman?

    Oman Guidebook

    Best Oman guidebook?

    Stay informed before during and after your trip to Oman with this Oman Guidebook .