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Oman

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Oman

Is it safe to travel to Oman?

Oman is a very safe country to travel to. The people are very friendly and are always willing to help. There is virtually no crime in Oman, a statistic which Omanis are very proud of.

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When is the best time to visit Oman?

The most frequented time is from around September through April, which is the winter. The average temperature during this time is around 25C during the day and 20C at night. However hotel rooms are very hard to come by during this period so one needs to book early to ensure your reservation.

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Can we wear bathing costumes in Oman?

Costumes can be worn at your hotel as well as on private beaches near the hotel but it is asked that when you are in a public place that you respect the local custom and cover up.

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Where can we camp in Oman?

Camping is available almost anywhere in Oman. One should not camp on someone’s property unless they offer their land. However you are able to camp on many of the beaches along the coastline as well as on the mountains.

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What is the cost of living in Oman?

Although the exchange rate of the Rial is very strong the average cost of living in Oman is very low compared to other countries in the world. Everyday necessities are very affordable and can be bought throughout the country.

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What are the roads like in Oman?

Oman’s roads are generally very good. There are still some places that are only accessible by 4x4 but most of the major cities are connected by tarred roads.

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Are there other exciting things to do in Muscat?

There are many things to do in both Muscat and the rest of Oman. Have a browse through our site to find a few gems. Things like horse riding and quad biking can be organised by Oman World Tourism. We also recommend trying to catch a bull fight while you are here. No bulls are killed in the fights and they actually involve 2 bulls pushing one another until one of the bulls gives up. After the fight they are taken to the ocean to cool down.

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How do I pay for our holiday in Oman with Oman World Tourism?

The easiest and most affordable way to pay would be to do a money transfer from your bank account to ours.

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How do I become an agent for Oman World Tourism?

If you are a registered travel agent and wish to sell Oman as a destination of choice then please email issa.ismaili@omanworldtourism.com your request along with your company details and URL.

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Do we need to take a guide wherever we go?

It is not really a necessity but we do highly recommend it! Our guides are experienced and full of useful information about Oman. They also provide piece of mind when traveling through the country.

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Do you do MICE groups?

Oman World Tourism are currently working in conjunction with a few hotels to offer the best possible service for visiting MICE groups. From dinners, functions, conferences and incentive tours to business days out we offer 150% service at all times.

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What is the newsletter all about?

The Oman World Tourism newsletter is packed full of information about Oman and events as well as specials for the month, discounts for registered users and interesting photographs from Oman. You can also read Blogs from visitors and recommendations for various activities and hotels.

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Do I have to choose one of the tours on the website or can I choose my own tour?

First check to see if there is a tour available that will cover your needs. If there isn’t we will gladly construct your own tour for you and email you your own itinerary.

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Do we need to bring our own equipment when fishing?

Most fisherman like to use their own equipment when fishing around the world, however we have equipment available to you for use which is included in the cost of the tour. For better equipment we will gladly set you up with a supplier who has some of the best equipment on the market available for rental.

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How much is dinner in a restaurant?

Eating out in Oman is ranges from the very cheap to the moderately expensive. If you choose to eat at one of the many coffee shops the costs will be very minimal and the food is delicious. The hotels in Oman have restaurants which are slightly more expensive but offer a wide selection of food from all around the world.

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What is the exchange rate with our currency?

Please feel free to visit www.xe.com for full currency conversions. Just click on tools on their home page and then currency converter.

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Do I need travel insurance?

It is our duty to ensure that you have adequate travel insurance before you travel. If you feel that travel insurance is not needed we will not be held responsible for any loss or damage to person or belonging at any point in your holiday. Please see terms and conditions for more info.

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I have food allergies. Are ingredients properly marked on food?

Please make us aware of any allergies prior to coming so that we may try and ensure that you are taken care of during your stay. We are well aware of the hassles of traveling with allergies and take the matter very seriously. Ingredients are marked on most things in Oman, but we recommend that should you be unsure then not to purchase the item.

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